Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cat Storytime

Storytime for 1-1/2 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink, Sticky Sticky Bubblegum
  • Book #1 – Cleo's Counting Book by Caroline Mockford
  • Activity – Sleepy Kitten (I do not remember where I found this action rhyme)
The kitten stretches, until she is long.
(stretch arms high)
She sings a soft little purring song.
She yawns a big yawn,
And stretches some more,
(stretch arms to side)
And then falls asleep on the floor.
(close eyes with head on hands)
  • Flannelboard - In the House by Gail Benton and Trisha Waichulaitis
  • Book #2 - Cat by Matthew Van Fleet, photography by Brian Stanton
  • Activity - *** Five Little Kittens (my notes do not say which book I found this fingerplay in)
  • Closing - Scarves using "Water, Wind and World" from The Second Line by Johnette Downing
  • Craft – Glue spaghetti noodle (or yarn) whiskers to a cat picture
***Parent Literacy Enhancement - In addition to developing listening, fine motor, and recall skills, fingerplays teach children how to follow directions as well as concepts like spatial positioning (front, back, up, down, right, left, etc.)

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