Thursday, October 8, 2009

This Week at Storytime

Preschool Storytime

We had so much fun with our "Pigs" theme. What awesome actors in our "The Three Little Pigs" drama! What a scary Big Bad Wolf! Houses fell down, pigs ran, and the wolf met his demise. Everyone played his/her part to the hilt and the audience loved it!

The stories we read were:

Crispin, the Pig Who Had It All, by Dewan
Piggies, by Wood
If You Give a Pig a Pancake, by Numeroff

We listened to a tape recording of If You Give a Pig a Pancake read by David Hyde Pierce along with a delightful song "Flippin' the Flapjacks". The tape also has a dance called "The Piggy Polka" to learn, which we didn't get to. I looked on Amazon and the book and CD apparently were on the market, but it's no longer available. I got mine through those wonderful Scholastic book order clubs about ten years ago.

Toddler Time

This week we did:

Fingers Wiggle

Fingers wiggle, fingers stop
Fingers wiggle, fingers stop
Now my hands are quiet
See them flop, flop, flop.

Whoops Johnny

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny
Whoops, Johnny!
Whoops, Johnny!
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny

Hold your child in your lap and have him stretch his fingers out in front. Starting on the pinky, touch each finger as you say "Johnny". The "whoops" part is when you slide you finger down the curve between the pointer and thumb. Believe it or not, you can find lots of demonstrations on youtube: Seems silly, but when your child can do it on your fingers, it's a great tool for eye/hand coordination.

We read:

Rosie's Walk, by Hutchins
Two Bear Cubs, by Jonas

Baby Time

Cheek Chin

Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin nose.
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin toes.
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin up baby goes!

Criss Cross Applesauce

Criss cross applesauce,
Spider climbing up my spine.
Tight squeeze, cool breeze,
Makes me get the giggles!

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