Sunday, March 25, 2012

Every Child Ready to Read

From Every Child Ready to Read®, 2nd Edition

Adapted by Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System

This handout is full of great tips to share with parents during storytime!


Feltboard: Five Little Birds

Five little birds flying around my door
The orange one flew away, and then there were four

Four little birds sitting in a tree
The purple one flew away, and then there were three

Three little birds didn't know what to do
The red one flew away, and then there were two

Two little birds sitting in the sun
The green one flew away, and then there was one

One little bird sitting all alone
She flew away, and then there were none

But later on that day.... (bring back all the birds)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Storytime: Birds

Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
2 Little Blackbirds
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
Owl Hokey Pokey
Don't Copy Me by Jonathan Allen
Feltboard: 5 Little Birds
The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Tip: Singing is a great way to help children learn new words and information. Songs are a natural way to learn language.
This is the Way we Plant the Seeds
Birds by Kevin Henkes

Host puppet is Naughty Crow. He is always so fresh to the kids and tends to go after the shiny jewelry worn by moms in the group. I hope he is on his best behavior today. He will introduce the theme and will do the Owl Pokey with us and will help me do the feltboard as well. I won't make him do yoga today though ;)

Children who start kindergarten ready to learn to read have greater success throughout their school years. They are more likely to read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade. Children who read at or above grade level by the end of 4th grade are much more likely to graduate from high school and be successful readers and learners throughout their lives.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Storytime: How Kind! (or not so kind sometimes)

Clumsy Crab by Ruth Galloway
Mrs. Crab
Mine! by Shutta Crum
Roll Your Hands
Me Want Pet by Tammi Sauer
If Your Happy and You Know It
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen
Where is Thumbkin?
How Kind! by Mary Murphy

I've Got a Cold

I’ve got a cold (point to yourself)
My nose can’t smell (point to your nose)
My eyes are red (point to your eyes)
I don’t feel well (hand on forehead)
So I’ll drink my juice (pretend to drink)
And go to bed… (fold hands under head)
My nose feels better (point to nose)And so does my head! (point to head)

from SurLaLune Storytime

Monday, March 5, 2012

Storytime: Dance

Hurry Up, and Slow Down by Layn Marlow
The grand Old Duke of York
Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont
Hokey Pokey dance
The Best Picnic Ever by Clare Jarrett
If Your Happy and you know it song
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andrae