Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Storytime: School


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Bob and Flo by Rebecca Ashdown
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins
Dad’s First Day by Mike Wohnoutka
Wow! School! by Robert Neubecker
Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz

Because of some weird scheduling I had one storytime theme that I was only doing with the all ages group and not the toddlers. This one happened right around the time that school started here. Yes, this has been sitting in my drafts folder since September! Most of the children who come to the all ages class are between three and five years old. I figured they will be graduating up to pre-k and kindergarten soon and many of them have older siblings just starting school so a school theme would be fun for them! Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes was definitely the favorite for this storytime. I didn't show a video or play the song but I definitely sang the words in the book with the official tune:

Kids and caregivers were snapping and clapping along with the rhythm. It was so much fun!

For school themed extension activities click read more.

Storytime: Numbers and Counting


Eggs 1 2 3 by Janet Halfmann
The Water Hole by Graeme Base
1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker
Ones and Twos by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn
7 Ate 9: the Untold Story by Tara Lazar
Goodnight Numbers by Danica McKellar

As usual, I've gotten way behind on my posts. One day, maybe I'll catch up. I wanted to at least get one storytime post up during February though! I did this storytime quite a while ago, but counting is a theme that can be used any time of year. There are a wealth of books, songs, and rhymes that involve counting, so it's a great theme for a storytime! I especially liked Eggs 1 2 3 because it is a nonfiction book with information about different animals and the types of eggs they lay. The kids can guess what the animal is before you turn the page. The platypus one definitely stumped them!

For a small selection of the numerous counting songs and rhymes that are out there, click read more.