Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Storytime

Storytime for 1-1/2 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink, Sticky Sticky Bubblegum
  • Book #1 – Cleo In the Snow by Caroline Mockford***
  • Activity – Snowflakes (not sure where I picked up this action rhyme)
Snowflakes falling down, down, down.
Gently covering all the town.
Swirling, twirling, down they come.
One landed on my tongue.
  • Flannelboard - 5 Little Snowmen (I am not sure where I picked up this rhyme, either)
Five little snowmen all made of snow.
Five little snowmen all in a row.
Out came the sun and shone all day.
And one little snowman melted away.
(repeat while counting down)
  • Book #2 - Max and Ruby's Snowy Day by Rosemary Wells (board book)
  • Activity - Itsy Bitsy Snowflake (from Mailbox Preschool Magazine Dec./Jan. 2007-8, page 26)
  • Closing - Scarves using "Water, Wind and World" from The Second Line by Johnette Downing
  • Craft – Q-tip painting of white paint on dark blue paper to make a snow scene
***Parent Literacy Enhancement - Toddlers often have short attention spans, but they can follow short stories, like the ones I use in storytime. Storybooks offer them a way to make sense of their world or to learn something new. Follow their interests. If they are interested in firetrucks then get them some firetruck books. If they are interested in princesses, then get them some princess books or some Fancy Nancy books.

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