Story Time – April 14, 2020

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Story Time – April 14, 2020

10:30 am ONLINE on Facebook – ages 2 to 5

This week, we explored what happens when we get lost!

Oh, no! I’m lost! Or… maybe I’m found! Inspired by the lost boys in J.M. Barrie’s novel, Peter Pan and the letter “B”, this week’s online story time was about things that are lost and found. Talk with your child about what they need to do if they get lost and cannot find you. This article at www.kindercare.com has some excellent tips on what you can teach and practice with your child at home before they get lost.

We’ve also included links for instructions on making a lost boy hat, an I-spy game, a coloring page, and even a hidden pictures game! We also learned a new song about the things children need every day to help them become happy lifelong learners! These things are: Sing, Talk, Read, Write, and Play.

Craft Activities

Hats are a great way to add character and fun to a party, play, or dress-up game. Instead of buying hats from the store, however, consider making your own. It is a simple, fun project suitable for all ages. 

The concept is that the kids gather a bunch of stuff and glue it to a piece of paper. They can then play I Spy with their piece of art. This easy and inexpensive craft idea is great for kids age 3 and older.

Need a game for siblings to play? Check out this I-Spy tray. Endless possibilities! Hundreds of choices to spy!

Hidden pictures online games.  Brought to you by our friends at Highlights Kids Magazine!

Fingerplays and Movement Songs

Fingerplay

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Then I let it go again.
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right.

-https://childhood101.com/15-preschool-counting-songs-fingerplays-rhymes

S, T, R, W, P

Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re going on a bear hunt
We’re gonna see a big one
I’m not scared!
Uh oh!
Tall grass!
Can’t go around it
Can’t go over it
Can’t go under it.
We’ll have to go through it
Swish swish swish

We’re going on a bear hunt
We’re gonna see a big one
I’m not scared!
Uh oh,
A river.
Can’t go around it
Can’t go over it
Can’t go under it.
We’ll have to go through it
Splash splash splash

We’re going on a bear hunt
We’re gonna see a big one
I’m not scared!
Uh oh!
Mud!
Can’t go around it
Can’t go over it
Can’t go under it.
We’ll have to go through it
Squish squish squish

We’re going on a bear hunt
We’re gonna see a big one
I’m not scared!
Uh oh!
A cave!
Can’t go around it
Can’t go over it
Can’t go under it.
We’ll have to go through it
Step step step

What’s that?
One wet nose
Two furry ears
Two big eyes!
Uh-oh!
It’s a bear!
Quick!

Back through the cave
Step step step

Back through the mud!
Squish squish squish

Back through the river
Splash splash slash

Back through the grass
Swish swish swish

Run back home
Open the door
Run inside
Close the door
Whew!
Safe at last!

We went on a bear hunt
And we saw a big one.
And I wasn’t scared.

-Rock ‘n Learn

Little Bo Peep

Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

Books Presented

Ruby Finds a Worry
by Tom Percival

Meet Ruby–a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry. It’s not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . .

Oliver Finds His Way
by Phyllis Root

Oliver is so intent on following a blowing autumn leaf that he doesnt even notice that hes lost his way. All alone at the edge of the woods, he starts to cry. He cries and cries…

Find it in our Catalog

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes
by Kimberly Dean

Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a party, and Pete cant wait to perform with his groovy band. But some of the cupcakes have gone missing!

Find it in our Catalog

Did You Take the B From My _ook?
by Beck Stanton

OK. Two things you need to know. Firstly, your favourite thing in the whole world is the letter B. And secondly, you’re about to sneeze and all the Bs are going to be blown out of the book.

Find it in our Catalog

Additional Books

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

The foundation of early literacy for a child before they reach kindergarten is based on five parts that a child should experience every day.

Those five elements are

1) Sing
3) Talk
3) Read
4) Write
5) Play.

Activity

Find an activity that your child engages in every day, and convert it into one of the early literacy elements described above. For example, when they brush their hair, sing, “This is the way we brush our hair, brush our hair,…” Or, at lunch, talk with your child about where their food comes from, milk from cows or apples from a tree in Washington. You can also have them play shapes on their plate by finding and naming shapes of food.

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