Storytime: Letter F

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary & Narrative Skill

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

On the Farm by David Elliott
Farm Faces
by Lucy Schultz
One Frog Sang by Shirley Parenteau      
Pepo and Lolo Are Friends
by Ana Martin Larranaga   
A Splendid Friend, Indeed
by Suzanne Bloom
Feathers for Lunch
by Lois Elhert
The Fox and the Hen
by Eric Battut   
The Family Book
by Todd Parr
Rabbit Food by Susanna Gretz
Farm Friends Clean Up
by Cristina Garelli
Fidgety Fish
by Ruth Galloway   

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Rhyme
  3. Song
  4. Flannelboard
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Rhyme
  7. Action Rhyme
  8. Read-a-Loud Book
  9. Music  &  Movement Song
  10. Action Rhyme
  11. Flannelboard
  12. Read-a-Loud Book
  13. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Letter F Books

Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins  
Color Farm
by Lois Ehlert
Jump, Frog, Jump
by Robert Kalan

ACTIVITIES

Rhyme: 6th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Rhyme:  “Two Little Frogs” (modified version of Two Little Blackbirds)
Two little frogs sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, one named Jill.
“Jump,” said Jack. “Jump,” said Jill.
And they both jumped down the great big hill.
 
Come back, Jack. Come back, Jill.
And they both jumped up the great big hill.

Action Rhyme: “Fox, Fox” (modified “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” ) (via Sunflower Storytime)
Fox,  Fox, turn around
Fox,  Fox,  touch the ground
Fox,  Fox,
reach up high
Fox,  Fox, wink one eye
Fox,  Fox,  touch your nose
Fox,  Fox, touch your toes
Fox,  Fox, slap your knees

Fox,  Fox, sit down please

Music & Movement Song: Shoo Fly! (Songs for Wiggleworms) (w/ shakers & eggs)

Action Rhyme:Dance Your Fingers Up” (via Best Kids Book Site)
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on you head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed

Flannelboard: “Flamingo” ( modified Frogs) (via Pierce County Library)
One, two, three, four, five (hold up hand and count fingers)
Five little flamingos standing in a row
This little flamingos stubbed his toe (point to each finger, following the rhyme)
This little flamingos said, “Oh, Oh, Oh!”
This little flamingos laughed and was glad
This little flamingos cried and was sad
This little flamingo, so thoughtful and good,
Ran for the doctor as fast as he could

CRAFT: Letter “Ff” Flower!

Letter F Flower Craft

This week’s storytime craft was inspired by a construction paper example I found on The Princess and the Tot Blog. In order to make assembly easy, I used PowerPoint to construct a template, and printed multiple copies, which were cut out prior to storytime. I cut up the colored construction paper to size, and let each child choose their own color. Markers and crayons were provided.

REVIEW:

There were 14 preschoolers from the Child Development Center who attended this week’s storytime at GBL2. Storytime went really well, and the children loved the action rhymes and this week’s variation of “Two little…”. The first two books went over really well, but their attention spans began to wander by the third read-a-loud, so I had to ask a number of questions to redirect their attention.

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