Storytime: Shapes


“Shape by Shape” by Suse MacDonald
“The Shape of My Heart” by Mark Sperring
“Pick a Circle, Gather Squares” by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Little, Bigger, Biggest

A little circle
(make a circle with finger and thumb)
A bigger circle
(make a circle with 2 hands)
And a great big circle I see
(make circle overhead with arms)
Now help me count them
1, 2, 3
(count on fingers)

Twinkle, Twinkle

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

Yoga Shapes

I would love to introduce more yoga into my storytimes, the kids and parents loved it!


Source: Miss Meg’s Storytime

I Can See Shapes (Tune: London Bridge)

This is a great song to give each child a shape and have them bring it to the board. Since I had a younger crowd this week parents had to help them.

I can see a circle shape, a circle shape, a circle shape
I can see a circle shape, how about you?

(repeat with other shapes)

How it Went: I found shapes to be a more difficult storytime concept than I originally thought. It’s extremely important for kids to recognize shapes because it is how they differentiate letters. I received a lot of children under the age of 3 for this program and the storytime turned into more of an exercise for the parents on how they can point out and talk about shapes at home with their children. I hope the parents gained some valuable information from this storytime! This theme would have been better offered to preschool or kindergarten children.

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