For more information on how I plan and prepare my family storytimes, check out this introduction post. I starred the materials used in the plan. Some activities go unstarred because I only do this program once a week.
Clarabella’s Teeth by An Vrombaut*
I Will Chomp You! by Jory John & Bob Shea*
Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins
Early Literacy Tip
Using music during every-day routines makes them more enjoyable. If your child does not like brushing their teeth, sing a song to help pass the time! Try “The Goldfish” like we sang in class today.
Theme Extension Activities
Featured CD: Best of the Laurie Berkner Band*
Featured Track: #13 The Goldfish*
Flannelboard: “Go Away Big Green Monster”
Flannelboard: “Tooth Fairy”*
Props: “Five Little Monkeys Swinging”*
Repeating Extension Activities
I had lots of back-up activities in case I needed them for time. I starred which ones I used in this storytime:
- Ants Go Marching
- Five Little Monkeys Swinging From a Tree
- Green Says Go
- Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes
- If You’re Happy and You Know It*
- Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
- Two Little Blackbirds
- Way Up High in the Apple Tree
How It Went
This was an awesome week of stories. “Five Little Monkeys Swinging from a Tree” is a magical, magical rhyme. I showed the monkeys afterwards (since I’m doing all ages and we have some toddlers and younger kids in the audience) to make sure the little kids were good. Both books were really well-received, but the best part of storytime was singing along and dancing to the “The Goldfish”. I’ve done that song so often with the kids in “Shake, Shimmy, & Dance” that they know exactly what to do when they hear it start up!