It's hard to believe but I only have two more preschool story times left in 2011! I will almost miss it. Today's theme was families, and here is what we did:
Opening Song: Hello, how are you?
My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks by Hanoch Piven (2007)
Flannel Board Song: Who is Knocking at My Door?
This was a really good flannel board, so I'm going to save the details to share in a Flannel Friday post after all my holiday posts are done.
Action Rhyme: Here Are Grandma's Glasses
The Grandma Book by Todd Parr (2006)
I don't "get" Todd Parr, but so many other librarians in my system seem to love him, so I've tried to incorporate his books now and then. This seemed like it didn't really resonate with the kids, though.
Flannel Board Song: Family Scarves
I involved the whole family, giving Grandpa a blue scarf, Grandma a red one, Daddy a green one, and a little girl (named Mary, to suit the song) a rainbow one.
Big Sister, Little Sister by LeUyen Pham (2005)
I just love Pham's illustrations. And this is a funny take on the relationship between big and little sisters.
Song: Where is Thumbkin? (Family version)
Book: My Beastly Brother by Laura Leuck (2003)
Not my favorite, but the rhyming text is funny, and suits the sense of humor of four and five year old boys who think burping and spitting spiders are hilarious.
Song: One Little Monster
Off the theme? Yes. But I love it, and it goes so nicely with a monster book!
Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This