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Storytime: Fruit

Books “Blueberry Mouse” by Alice Low “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear” by Don & Audrey Wood Picked a Berry (Tune: Clementine) Picked a blueberry, picked a blueberry (picking motion) That was growing in the sun (circle arms above head) Then I washed it and I ate it (pretend… Read More Storytime: Fruit

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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: Spring

Books “Spring is Here” by Will Hillenbrand “Mouse’s First Spring” by Lauren Thompson “Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck” by Lisa Westberg Peters Little Bear (Tune: Frere Jacque) (ask children and parents to repeat after you) (this is a great song to do with a bear puppet!) Are you sleepy, are you sleepy (yawn) Little bear,… Read More Storytime: Spring

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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: Clothes

Books “Ella Sarah Gets Dressed” by Margaret Chodos-Irvine “Hooray for Hat!” by Brian Won “Duck Sock Hop” by Jane Kohuth Silly Hat On my head, I wear a hat (pretend to place hat on head) It is such a silly hat That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro (tilt head side to side)… Read More Storytime: Clothes

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Storytime: Crayons

Books “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson “The Crayon Box that Talked” by Shane DeRolf “Go to Bed, Monster!” by Natasha Wing How a Crayon is Made We started the storytime by talking about our favorite colors and how crayons are made. I didn’t read “What Happens at a Crayon Factory?” verbatim but… Read More Storytime: Crayons

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Storytime: Snowmen

Books “All You Need for a Snowman” by Alice Schertle “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner “100 Snowmen” by Jen Arena Snow on the Rooftop by Kathy Reid-Naiman Snow on the rooftops (make pointed roof shape with arms) Snow on the trees (hold arms up like branches) Snow on the green grass (touch ground) And… Read More Storytime: Snowmen

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Storytime: Shapes

Books “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… Read More Storytime: Shapes