Story Time – January 7 and 8, 2020

by | Jan 9, 2020 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

10:30 am in the Community Room – ages 2 to 5

In January, we learned about the letter “S.”

This Week, We Were Introduced the Word “Snake.”

Snakes are important members in the web of life as both predators and prey. They feed on mice and other small rodents which helps to control the pest population.

Craft Activity

You can decorate a paper plate snake by cutting magazine squares into triangles. 1 square will make 2 triangles.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

S-N-A-K-E

I had a snake
he was so green
as green as snakes can be!
S-N-A-K-E, S-N-A-K-E, S-N-A-K-E,
he is my favorite snake!

Snakes Slither

Snakes slither on the ground,
Snakes slither all around.
Some are short, some are long.
Some have fangs,
and some have none.
-1001 Rhymes and Fingerplays

I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor

I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
a boa constrictor, a boa constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much!

Oh no, oh no, he swallowed my toe,
he swallowed my toe, he swallowed my toe,
Oh no, oh no, he swallowed my toe,
And I don’t like it very much!

Oh gee, oh gee, he’s up to my knee,
he’s up to my knee…

Oh fiddle, oh fiddle, he’s reached my middle,
he’s reached my middle…

Oh bleck, oh bleck, he’s up to my neck,
he’s up to my neck…

Oh dread, oh dread, he swallowed my….
Schlirppp!
-Shel Silverstein

Books Presented

Snakes
by Valerie Boden

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of snakes, a family of scaly reptiles. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why snakes do not have legs.

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Can I Play Too?
by Mo Willems

In Can I Play Too? Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch. But don’t you need arms to catch?

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Hide and Snake
by Keith Baker

A brightly colored snake challenges readers to a game of hide and seek as he hides among familiar objects.

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Additional Books

They Thought They Saw Him
by Craig Strete

A little chameleon successfully avoids a number of dangers by changing colors to match his surroundings.

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Mouse Count
by Ellen Stoll Walsh

In this charming companion to Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh introduces the concept of counting forward and backward in a suspenseful story that will keep young readers guessing

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The Rattlesnake Who Went to School
by Craig Strete

On his first day of school, Crowboy pretends he is a rattlesnake, but then he meets a girl in his class who wants to be a rattlesnake too.

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Early Literacy Tip:

When your children have happy experiences, they want to repeat them. Starting kindergarten can seem as an extension of informal library “classes.” Children who have had joyful experiences in the public library often approach school with a positive attitude, ready and excited to learn.
-Megan Dowd Lambert

Reading Picture Books With Children

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