The Three Bears by Byron Barton
The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett
The Foggy, Foggy Forest by Nick Sharratt
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
Flannelboard: “Princess Wore a Red Dress”
Fingerplay: “Two Little Dragons”
Two little dragons sitting on a hill
One named Jack, one named Jill
Fly away Jack, one named Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill
Credit: Modified from childhood
How It Went
At this location, I do two classrooms. One is a two-year-old classroom and the other is a combined three-year-olds to six-year-olds classroom (basically three classrooms pile into one classroom). I was always directed to the two-year-old room first.
For this room, I did not read either of the princess books. We stuck with the Barton version of “The Three Bears” for its simplicity and repetition. And “The Foggy Foggy Forest” because it’s a great little guessing game. The kids really liked the “Princess Wore a Red Dress” flannel since I let them get up and dance it out.
Three-Year-Olds — Six-Year-Olds
I specifically brought both “Falling for Rapunzel” and “The Princess and the Pig” for this classroom mix because I knew the older kids would love these stories. I typically do a longer storytime for this group because they are very attentive. Perhaps the most memorable event of the day was that it was one of the hottest days of the summer and the power went out during storytime. I kept going (there was enough light from windows) with “The Three Bears” while some of the teachers left the room to set-up the backup generator. Everything was fixed by the time I finished the book, but it was memorable, that’s for sure!