storytime – friends, big and small

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers — sweet little story, had a small group of kids today so this worked well since some of the pictures are only half a page. But they seemed interested in what would happen.

Little Beauty by Anthony Browne — I wish I knew the sign-language for “I did it, I broke the televison”. Might have made the ending a bit more interesting for the kids. But they enjoyed the tale of the monkey and his pet kitten.

Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner — They def. responded to this one, especially when I started unfolding that final page.

[song] Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill

I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
— you could tell the kids were familiar with Elephant & Piggie by how quiet they got when I picked up this book. Always fun to read his stuff out loud and the small crowd made this easier to present during storytime.

A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom — this one just didn’t do it for them, I don’t think they quite understood bear’s plight as Goose ran around him asking all kinds of questions.

[song] If You’re Happy and You Know It — one of my favorites. I use the book Clap Your Hands to read the words and actions.

Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley — big on pictures, short on text. Some of the kids knew what was coming but a few hadn’t learned that basic caterpillar to butterfly story yet.

[craft] make little bear and butterfly puppets to take home and continue the story!

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