This week, the books I read all fit loosely into a Days of the Week theme.
Opening song: Shake My Sillies Out
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
Song: If You'd Like to Read a Book
Book: The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama
A boy begs his mother for a dog. When she says no, he asks about a dragon instead. Mom agrees that if he can find one, he can keep it. When he does just that, Mom soon realizes a dog would have been the better bet. I love the fact that the dragon in this story wears a hat and shades, and that he is discovered hanging out in a drugstore. The preschoolers in the group especially liked this story.
Song: Monkeys on the Bed
Song: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Book: Today is Monday by Eric Carle
I sang this book to the tune printed in the back of it. By the end, some of the kids were singing along. I only wished that I had taught the refrain to the group before I started. I'm still nervous doing this story time since it varies so much from week to week, so I tend to rush from one thing to the next, and I end up forgetting basic things like that. Still, though, I think everyone really liked it, even the babies.
Song: Where is Thumbkin?
Song: One, Two, I Love You (Numbers Are Our Friends)
Book: Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? by Agnes Rosenstiehl
Song: There's a Little Wheel a-Turning in my Heart
Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me
Goodbye song: Skinnamarink