Thursday, May 31, 2012

On the Move!

Preschoolers are always on the move, so this makes a great storytime for little movers and shakers.  Be sure to be energized when conducting this session because you'll be up on your feet!

Tips for reading:  Encourage the kids to join in on the refrain in Gingerbread Man and My Truck is Stuck.  That's half the fun!  And be sure to point out the groundhogs, or whatever, in My Truck is Stuck.  Ask the kids what those guys are doing and tell them to get an eye on them.  And don't forget to stop and ask questions and talk about the books while you read.  That's how children learn.  Take time to count objects, or ask for their predictions on what happens next.  I guarantee you'll be surprised by the answers!

On the Move
Preschool Storytime

Opening Song:  Bendable, Strectchable by Georgiana Stewart
Opening Rhyme: My Hands
Make your hand go up, make your hands go down, make your hands go to the side, and go round and round
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head, dance them on your belly, and now put them to bed!

Book:  The Great Gracie Chase by Cynthia Rylant
Song:  BINGO!
You know it, so just sing it! 

Book:  Someone Bigger by Jonathan Emmett

Activity:  Going on a Bear Hunt

Book:  The Gingerbread Man retold by Jim Aylesworth

Song:  Walking, Walking from Songs for Wiggleworms

Book:  My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis

Song:  Wheels on the Bus
You know this one too, so sing it loud and sing it proud!

Closing Song:  Thank You Clap
My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap, tap, tap, tap
And now we say goodbye.

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