Dig Into Reading (Dinosaurs): Pajama Story Time, 6/5/13
Book: Dinosaur, Dinosaur by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by Daniel Kirk
This book has a reference to saying prayers near the very end of the story. I didn't realize it when I skimmed it before story time, and it wasn't a problem for anyone in my group, I don't think, but depending on your story time crowd, it might be a good idea to consider that page a bit before reading this book. Overall, this was a hit, though, and the only book to be checked out at the end of the session.
Flannel Board Rhyme: Five Enormous Dinosaurs
I made this flannel board probably two years ago, and I rarely use it, so it was nice to have a specific reason to bring it out again. The kids helped me out by stomping their feet as each dinosaur stomped away, and they were great about counting, too.
Book: Count-a-saurus by Nancy Blumenthal
We worked a few real dinosaur names into story time with this book. Some parts gave the grandma in the front row the giggles, which was cute, and the kids seemed into it.
Song: Stomp Like a Dinosaur (based on Fly Like a Butterfly)
This was the best part of the whole story time. The kids loved pretending to be dinosaurs!
Book: Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea
I find this book kind of difficult to read aloud, but I did the best job with it tonight that I have ever done. The kids seemed puzzled, but the same grandma who laughed during Count-a-saurus laughed even harder during this book.
Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Book: How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
I think a lot of the little ones knew this book already, but they seemed to enjoy hearing it again.
Song: Moon Moon Moon
I use the same hello and goodbye songs at almost every session. Click here for the tunes and words. For descriptions of each of my story times, click here.