Outreach Storytime: 5/19

I do a regularly scheduled (sometimes twice monthly and sometimes just monthly) at a local business that we’ve partnered with. For these storytimes geared towards ages 3-6, I’ve thrown out themes! I’m just reading favorites books, new books that strike my fancy, and doing favorite flannels/props/activities. Materials starred are the ones used at the storytime. Other than this difference, I’ll report on these like I do with all of my other storytimes.

The Plan

Books

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Big, Bigger, Biggest by Nancy Coffelt*
Charlie Chick by Ant Parker and Nick Denchfield*
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis*
Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora*
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson*

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: Go Away Big Green Monster

Flannelboard: Clickety-Clack

Flannelboard: I Have a Crayon*

Props: Flutter, Flutter Butterfly*

Props: “Song Cube”*

Action Rhyme: “Where Is Thumbkin?”*
Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you today, sir? Very well, I thank you.
Run away. Run away.

How It Went

This storytime was full of incredibly well-behaved and attentive kids. I can’t remember the last time I read every single book that I had packed/pulled and still could have kept going if I had had more. Because of the crowd size and my new location, flannelboards really aren’t working. Nearly everyone has trouble seeing the board and there isn’t an opportunity for me to hold it up on a table or pan it around the room. I might need to make a smaller handheld one to take with me for these storytimes. I also COMPLETELY forgot the words to “Where Is Thumbkin?” halfway through the song. Thanks to the caregiver who bailed me out!

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