Monday, March 27, 2017
Preschool Story Time, 3/8/17 (Up, Up and Away Theme)
Opening Song: Story Time is Starting
Book: The Grumpalump by Sarah Hayes, illustrated by Barbara Firth
I traditionally have the kids perform hand motions to accompany this book, but this group is young (lots of toddlers) so I read it without the interactive elements and it worked just as well.
Song: Way Up in the Sky
Book: Molly Who Flew Away by Valeri Gorbachev
This book is a little bit longer than I realized, but most of the kids were into it.
Rhyme: Five Balloons in the Sky
I've seen others do this as a flannel board, but I made it into a fingerplay.
Book: Higher Higher by Leslie Patricelli
This was the hit of the session. A couple of moms took down the title to find it for their kids.
Song: Here We Go Up Up Up
Song: Put Your Hands Up High
Song: Mr. Sun
Book: Hello, Airplane by Bill Cotter
The illustrations really make this book, and there were a few kids who really reacted to them.
Song: I'm an Airplane
I find it impossible to get audiences to sing in a call and response format, so this song was a bit awkward, but the really little ones were able to do the motions, so that was a plus.
Book: I Want to be An Astronaut by Byron Barton
This group is not that big on nonfiction, but they did like this book.
Song: Moon Moon Moon
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