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Storytime: Monkeys

Books Kiki’s Blankie by Janie Bynum Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett Bananas for Lunch A fat little monkey had bananas for lunch He peeled and he ate them (peeling motion) Munch, munch, much (eating motion) 1 banana, 2 bananas, 3 bananas, 4 (count on fingers) He ate and… Read More Storytime: Monkeys

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Storytime: Royalty

Books “Who Wants a Dragon” by James Matthew “I didn’t Do It!” by tony Ross Royal Family This fingerplay is exactly like “Daddy Finger.” Thumb – King Pointer – Queen Middle – Prince Ring – Princess Pinkie – Royal Baby King finger, king finger (tap thumb) Where are you? Here I am, here I am… Read More Storytime: Royalty

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Storytime: Penguins

Books “Playful Little Penguins” by Tony Mitton “I Like It When…” by Mary Murphy “If You Were a Penguin” by Wendell and Florence Minor Two Little Penguins Two little penguins sitting on the ice (hold up thumbs) One bows once, the other bows twice (make thumbs up and down) Waddle little penguins, waddle away (wiggle… Read More Storytime: Penguins

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Storytime: Elephants

Books “Elephants on Board” by Susa MacDonald “I Dream of an Elephant” by Ami Rubinger (flannel board) “Tweak Tweak” by Eve Bunting I Dream of An Elephant by Ami Rubinger Upon a Spider’s Web One little elephant went out to play, Upon a spider’s web one day. He had such enormous fun, that he called… Read More Storytime: Elephants

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Storytime: Letter C

Books “Who Ate All the Cookie Dough” by Karen Beaumont “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle “Little Cloud” by Eric Carle “The Wheels on the Race Car” by Alexander Zane ABC Magnets I like to start and end the Alphabet program by singing our ABCs. To start I put out all of the letter… Read More Storytime: Letter C

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Storytime: Zoo

Books “Gladys Goes Out to Lunch” by Derek Anderson “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle “Animal Strike at the Zoo, It’s True” by Karma Wilson Five Elephants in the Bathtub One elephant in the bathtub going for a swim (swimming motion) Knock, knock (clap twice) Splash, splash (slap knee twice) Come on in (motion… Read More Storytime: Zoo

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Storytime Go To Songs

Here are some songs and activities that are perfect for getting the wiggles out. These songs are guaranteed to get the kids moving and engaged. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and will be added to the list! Roly Poly (Tune: Where is Thumbkin) Roly poly, roly poly (roll arms) Up, up, up (raise arms)… Read More Storytime Go To Songs

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Storytime: Fish

Books “The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister (shortened version) “Smiley Shark” by Ruth Galloway Five Little Fishies Swimming in the Sea Five little fishies, swimming in the sea (put hands together and move like fish) Teasing Mr. Shark, “You can’t catch me! No, you can’t catch me!” (shake finger side… Read More Storytime: Fish