During the summer, I visit several area preschools to do storytime. They all request specific themes, relevant to their curriculum. At this school, I visit a total of six classrooms. Each classroom doubles up with another group creating three storytimes at the visit. I’ll star the materials each time I use it. This week’s theme was Epic Explorers.
Explorers of the Wild by Cale Atkinson**
It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle***
Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera***
Shark in the Park! by Nick Sharratt**
Where is Tippy Toes? by Betsy Lewin*
The Woods by Paul Hoppe***
Flannelboard: “Campfire Hokey Pokey”*
Flannelboard: “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”***
Prop: “Song Cube”*
Puppets: “Five Little Monkeys Swinging from a Tree”**
How It Went
This theme ABSOLUTELY stumped me until I reached out to my librarian cohort and got suggestions for It’s a Tiger, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Shark in the Park!, and “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”. So the moral of the story is you’re never too experienced to stop and ask for help! All three of these storytimes were great. I was able to share many of the books across the three different age groups. Their favorite books were Shark in the Park! and It’s a Tiger!.