Saturday, June 22, 2013

Dig Into Reading (Gardening): Preschool Story Time, 6/21/13

 Dig Into Reading (Gardening): Preschool Story Time, 6/21/13

Yesterday was the last day of school and the last time that preschool story time will be held on a Friday this summer. Because of that, I expected a very small group, and I was right.  We ended up with just one child and her mom. That was just fine with them, but it was a bit of a bummer for me, as I was really excited about sharing  this theme with a larger group. I might hang onto it and try to repeat it again later in the summer.

Book: And The Good Brown Earth by Kathy Henderson
This book would have worked with the usual Pre-K-ers who attend this story time, but it wasn't as appealing to a three year old.

Song: One Seed
I happened to know that the little girl loved to sing, so we sang this song a few times. It was the only time until we got around to coloring that she wasn't lying on the floor ignoring me.

Book: In the Garden: Who’s Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George
This book had too much text for my one-girl audience, so I cut out most of the dialogue and just talked about what each animal had done before revealing it. That worked better. 

Flannel Board: A Garden Game 
I didn't use the words to the rhyme I linked here, but I would have if this had been a group and not just one child. What we did, though, was match the flowers to their markers, and say the names of the flowers aloud. (The little girl's first language is Spanish, and her mom took the opportunity to encourage her to try some English pronunciation.)

Coloring Page: Flowers in the Garden

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.

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