Thursday, February 7, 2013

Toddler Storytime #3

Early Literacy Tip
I know it seems early to think about your little one writing, but writing is important in getting your child ready to read! Today in storytime we will be talking about different letters that we see!

Opening Song
Hands Are Clapping

Where is Thumkin
Usually we go right into a book after our opening song, but my toddler were crazy this week! There must be something in the air because they were having a very hard time focusing today. Thumbkin finally calmed them down after singing it 3x.

Farm Animals by Simms Taback
This is a wonderful book! The illustrations are amazing and its a giant fold-out of an animal on each page. This was the short, attention grabbing book I needed with this crowd. I also pointed out what letter each animal began with. Then they repeated the letter back to me.


Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands

Toes, Ears, & Nose by Marion Bauer
Great lift-the-flap that focuses on body parts.

Itsy-Bitsy Spider

Early Literacy Tip
Singing rhymes like the Itsy-Bitsy Spider and using the hand motions are a great way to develop fine motor skills. These will help your child when they begin to learn to write and hold a pencil!

Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia
This is a great book because it involves colors, big trucks, and movements. What more could you ask for?

Patty-Cake Patty-Cake
This is my go to rhyme when a child start screaming. For whatever reason, this always takes their focus off whatever was causing them trouble.

Zookeeper Sue by Chris Dermarest
Wonderful lift-the-flap book about animals. The kids liked trying to guess before I lifted the flap. The best guess was an ostrich & flamingo... it was a giraffe.

 Closing Song
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

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