The Plan



Book Book Book by Deborah Bruss
Elephant’s Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson
Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn
Maybe a Bear Ate It! by Robie H. Harris & Michael Emberley
My Book Box by Will Hillenbrand

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Five Little Books”

Flannelboard: “Letter Puzzles”

Puppets: “Five Little Monkeys”

Prop: Song Cube

Song: “If You Want to Read a Book” (Tune: If You’re Happy)
If you want to read a book, clap your hands
If you want to read a book, clap your hands
If you want to read a book, if you want to read a book,
If you want to read a book, clap your hands
(stomp your feet, shout hooray, do all three)
Credit: Modified from childhood

How It Went

Site Information
At this location, I do two storytimes and each group has their own theme/storytime. I actually had the classrooms split and I did one preschool outside and the other preschool with a toddler group inside their classroom. Previously, I had done all three groups at once.

This particular facility selects themes for me to do ahead of time to tie into their curriculum.

Preschool 1 (Outside)
This was a beautiful summer day, not too hot or windy, and the site has a canopy over their outdoor space so the kids and I were in the shade. With my first group (which is older than my second group), I read Elephant’s Story, Maybe a Bear Ate It, and Lola Loves Stories. Their favorite story was >em>Maybe a Bear Ate It. I had a great transition from Elephant’s Story to “Five Little Monkeys Swinging from a Tree” since there’s a alligator crocodile in the book.

Preschool 2 & Toddlers (Inside)
My second storytime was more basic: Book, Book, Book, My Book Box and Lola Loves Stories. This set of kiddos really enjoyed Book, Book, Book since we made animal noises throughout the book with the story. I didn’t do the Letter Puzzle with this group because they are so much younger and might not have all the vocabulary that makes that activity so much fun.

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