Dig Into Reading (Construction): Pajama Story Time, 6/12/13
Book: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherry Rinker
This is a long book, and some of the smaller kids were a bit restless listening to it, but most of the kids were around three and they loved it!
Rhyme: Building a Skyscraper
This was a brand-new rhyme, so we went over the motions ahead of time, then did it twice together. The kids really seemed to like it, and all the grown-ups eagerly joined in, too!
Book: Hush Little Digger by Ellen Olsen-Brown
This is an adorable take-off on Hush Little Baby, and it was the favorite book of the session. A little boy who loves trucks was the lucky one who got to take it home with him!
Flannel Board Rhyme: Goodnight, Builders
Five little builders working at a site
The moon comes up as the day turns to night
One little worker lets out a big yawn.
And he/she goes home to sleep until dawn.
I wrote this rhyme in the ten minutes before story time and made up the actions on the spot. The kids LOVED it and were quick to learn all the words. I'm going to use this again several times in the near future!
Book: Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Sayres
The kids were the most talkative during this book, pointing out lots of great details in the illustrations. I have a hard time reading aloud when a book is written entirely in questions, but I think I did okay without allowing my voice to inch progressively higher on each page.
Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Song: Moon Moon Moon
In keeping with our theme, we sang to a hammer, a saw, and a truck.
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.