Storytime: Mystery

by | Nov 8, 2021 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

In November, we will learn about the letter, “M”! Of course, we might have a mystery to solve, too. So, look at the clues in these stories and activities, and see if you can solve a mystery.

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Ages 2-5

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Tip

Phonological awareness is a set of critical pre-reading skills: the ability to hear, identify, and play with the sounds in spoken language — including rhymes, syllables, and phonemes. Children with strong phonological awareness skills are ready to become readers.

- Reading Rockets: https://www.readingrockets.org/reading-101-guide-parents/prek/phonological-and-phonemic-awareness-activities-your-pre-k-child

Activity

Play “I Spy” first sounds game — Practice beginning sounds with this simple “I spy” game at home, on a walk, or at the grocery store. Choose words with distinctive, easy-to-hear beginning sounds. For example, if you’re in the bathroom you can say, “I spy something red that starts with the “s” ssss sound (soap).”

Books Presented

Cows Go Boo! by Steve Webb

On Farmer George’s farm, the pigs go ‘oink’, the sheep go ‘baa’, and cows go… well, you’ll just have to look inside. Gold-topped comedy from some very naughty heifers

Who's Hiding? by Agnes Baruzzi

Kids will love discovering what animal is hiding behind the fold out flap on each spread of this beautiful book! Rhyming text gives the reader clues about which animal it could be, and the fold outs reveal the surprise. The animals included are rabbits, deer, frogs, ladybugs, birds, and lizards.

 

Peek in My Pocket by David A. Carter

With each turn of the page, animals give clues to the hidden surprises in their pockets with hints that include shapes and colors. Kids will love guessing the secret and lifting the flaps to find the answers. The fun, rhyming text is just right for toddlers, and the final surprise–a new friend to play with–makes a perfect peekaboo partner.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Crafts and Activities

Pumpkin seek and find!

Make magnifying glasses out of various shapes with your mini sleuth!

Additional Books

The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg

Annie searches the neighborhood for her red mitten, the fifth she’s lost this winter.

I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs

An interactive introduction to farm animals invites youngsters to make animal noises and practice color and letter recognition while peeping through a spy hole on every page and observing clues to guess which animal will be revealed next in the story.

The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg

Annie searches the neighborhood for her red mitten, the fifth she’s lost this winter.

The Bubble Mystery

Toot-Toot likes swimming in a bubbly pond… but why are there so many bubbles?

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