Preschool Storytime: Storytime

Sometimes I don’t theme at all. In those cases, I like to say my storytimes are “storytime themed.” We do all the things you do in storytime!

We read…

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Cat Nap, Toni Yuly
Hug Machine, Scott Campbell
All Year Round, Susan B. Katz

Cat Nap and All Year Round are both new books and they’re both wonderful! Cat Nap provide lots of opportunities for interaction as readers try to find the cats on each page and All Year Round is about shapes and months, two great topics for preschoolers!

We sang…

Hello/Goodbye, Friends
Shake Your Sillies Out
We Shake Along Like This
To the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”
We shake along like this,
We shake along like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We shake along like this.
(we shake up high like this/down low/really fast/super slow)

We wiggled…

My Thumbs Are Starting to Wiggle
These Are My Glasses (spoken)

We made…

Paper bag puppets! They got a pile of foam stickers, marker, crayons, and a paper bag. We had an army man, a monster, and one hug machine!

And it went…

Things were a little chaotic today! We used our colorful maracas to sing our songs and had some frustration when the colors wanted were not the colors available. Cat Nap had a wonderful calming effect as we were able to redirect our attention to finding the cats and talking about the differences between the older cat and the kitten. We spent more time singing and getting the wiggles out than I had planned, but that was just what we needed to do and it definitely helped!

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