Story Time – April 21, 2020

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Story Time – April 21, 2020

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

Crocodiles, clocks, and the letter “C” were our inspiration for Online Storytime this week!

 When walking outside or around your home, take a moment to point out things that begin with the letter “C” such as cat, car, and carrots.

Books Presented

Counting Crocodiles
by Judy Sierra

In this rhymed retelling of a traditional Asian tale, a clever monkey uses her ability to count to outwit the hungry crocodiles that stand between her and a banana tree on another island across the sea.

Find it in our Catalog

What Time is it, Mr. Crocodile?
by Judy Sierra

Mr. Crocodile’s plans to catch and eat some pesky monkeys do not work out and he becomes friends with them instead.

Find it in our Catalog

Open Very Carefully: A Book With Bite
by Nicola O’Byrne

A crocodile falls into a quiet storybook and wreaks havoc on the characters, in a tale that invites youngsters to slam the book shut or find the courage to take a peek inside.

Find it in our Catalog

Bats Around the Clock
by Kathi 
Appelt

Click Dark hosts a special twelve-hour program of American Batstand where the bats rock and roll until the midnight hour ends.

Find it in our Catalog

Fingerplays and Movement Songs

Crocodile

I’m a crocodile, long and green.
With the pointiest teeth that you have ever seen.
When you see me swim by like a log,
Out of the water it’s time to jog.

Tune: I’m a Little Teapot

https://www.jocolibrary.org/kids/storytime-blog/alligators-and-crocodiles-preschool-storytime

Monkeys and the Crocodile

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and…SNAP! that monkey fell out of that tree!
Four, three, two, one.

-https://kcls.org/content/five-little-monkeys-sitting-in-a-tree/

Crocodile Crocodile

Crocodile Crocodile
(Make your arms into big jaws that open and close and do a clapping rhyme with your hands)
Long and green
Crocodile crocodile
Teeth so mean
Snapping at a cheetah (pretend to snap your jaws)
Snapping at a bee (pretend to snap)
Snapping at a hippo (pretend to snap)
but you can’t catch me! (jump back)

-https://read.poudrelibraries.org/readers/pdf/chompers.pdf

Tick-tock,Tick-tock

Tick-tock, tick-tock
goes the clock
Waiting for someone to
knock, knock, knock.
My, oh, my!
It’s a cat!* (hold sticks up like cat whiskers)

*Bunny (hold sticks up like bunny ears)
Duck (hold sticks up like duck bills)
Walrus (hold sticks up like walrus tusks)
Crocodile (hold sticks up like crocodile snout)

-Jbrary.com

Five Little Monkeys

Alligator in the Elevator

I’ve gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out

I’ve gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away
And wiggle my waggles away!

-Raffi

Craft Activities

Spend the afternoon learning two crazy monkey songs and making crazy monkey (and a crocodile) puppets.  Put on your own show!

Help your child learn to tell time with these fun pretend watches made from a cardboard toilet paper tube.

Make a fun alligator out of paper plates and googlie eyes.

Learn to tell the time with this online game from ABCYA!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

The use of small percussion instruments such as bells, rhythm sticks, shakers, and drums helps children with muscular development and coordination.

-Megan Dowd Lambert

Reading Picture Books With Children

Activity

Find, fill, and seal a plastic egg, clean vitamin bottle, or something similar for a homemade shaker. Sing and shake familiar songs together such as, “If You’re Happy and You Know it give a shake.” You can make other “percussion” instruments at home like the bottom of a bowl, or a couple of wooden spoons or chopsticks.

Additional Books

Crocodile Encounters! And More True Stories of Adventures with Animals
by Brady Barr

Follow along with National Geographic explorer Brady Barr as he crawls into a muddy hole just barely big enough for his shoulders, and comes face to face with thirteen crocodiles!

Find it the eBook at Overdrive

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