Sunday, March 18, 2007

STORYTIME: Dinosaurs

Dinotrux by Chris Gall

Dinosaurs Galore! by Giles Andreae

Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: a first book of manners by Judy Sierra- A fun and informational picture book introducing kids to manners.

Brontorina by James Howe- Brontorina wants to be a ballerina. She enrolls in dance school and truns out to be a very graceful dancer indeed. This book uses some dance terminilogy. Have the kids stand up and try doing the 4 or 5 ballerina dance moves with you so they can see what Brontorina does when she dances.

The Littlest Dinosaur's Big Adventure- A longer story about a dinosaur that gets lost in the woods. Read first as it is a linear story and is good for your older kids in the group.

Dinosaur, Dinosaur by Kevin Lewis- I like the rhyming scheme in this book. Each rhyme starts with Dinosaur, Dinosaur. Before you read this book do the Dinosaur, Dinosaur body rhyme so they can relate to the story having just learned a fun new rhyme.

Shape by Shape by Suse Macdonald- Can also be used in a shape themed storytime. By using cutouts and naming the different shapes we finally get to find out what the animal featured in this book is by the last page.

Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont- Beaumont's books are some of my favorites to read at storytime. Her rhymes are always so funny and well written. In this story a dinosaur takes a bath fully clothed and as the story progresses the reader has to stop on each page to have him take one article of clothing off.

Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea

The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell

Dinosailors by Deb Lund, 2003

Dinos In the Snow by Karma Wilson, 2005

How do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by JaneYolen, 2003

Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know she was Extinct by Mo Willems, 2006

Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe by Brian Moses, 2006

T is For Terrible by Peter McCarthy

Dinosaur Roar by Paul & Henrietta Strickland - Very simple text with opposites on either side of the page.

Storytime Perfromed on:


Fingerplay: Bringing Home a Baby Dinosaur
The Dinosaurs Fingerplay
Flannel Board:

5 Enourmous Dinosaurs

Craft: Each child gets 2 halfs of a dinosaur egg and a baby dinosaur. Color each piece and glue the dinosaur to the back of the the bottom half of the egg. Attach the egg halves with a brass fastener. Now you have an egg that hatches a sweet little baby dinosaur!

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