Storytime: Letter M

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

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

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Here We Go Around the Mulberry Bush by Jane Cabrera
Move!
by Steven Jenkins
Monster Hug! by David Ezra Stein       
Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett
 
Goodnight, Little Monster
by Helen Ketteman
Bunny Money
by Rosemary Wells
Goodnight, Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown   
My Monster Mama Loves Me So
by Laura Leuck
Mushroom in the Rain by Mirra GInsburg
Two Little Monkeys
by Mem Fox 
Mouse Paint
by Ellen Stoll Walsh

BASIC TIMELINE

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

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Letter M Books

Moose Tracks by Karma Wilson
Hush, Little Monster by Denis Markell
Moonlight
by Helen V. Griffith

ACTIVITIES

Rhyme: 13th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Finger Puppet Rhyme:   “Two Little Mice” (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two little mice sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Scurry away Jack, scurry away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Action Rhyme: “Monkey See, Monkey Do” (via Perry Public Library)
Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree
Can you jump around like me?
(swing tail, clap hands, nod head, sit down)

Flannelboard: “Ten Little Monsters”  (via SurLaLune Storytime)
One little, two little, three little monsters
Four little, five little, six little monsters
Seven little, eight little, nine little monsters
Ten monsters roaring at me!

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

Monster, monster, slap your knees
Monster, monster, sit down please

Action Rhyme: Zoom Zoom Zoom (via Los Gatos Public Library)
Were going to the moon
Zoom Zoom Zoom
Were going to the moon
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom Zoom Zoom
Were going to the moon
5…4…3…2…1…. Blast off

CRAFT: Letter “Mm” Magnets!

Letter M Magnet

This week’s storytime craft was pretty easy to create. After a few aborted attempts at hand drawing an “M”-shaped magnet, I decided to use PowerPoint to create a quick template. I used clipart from around the web to add some flair. I cut everything out prior to storytime, and provided colored construction paper, crayons and markers.

REVIEW:

This week’s outreach storytime at the child development center went really well. Both groups of preschoolers enjoyed this week’s selection of read-a-loud stories. Hush, Little Monster and the monster-related extension activities were a big hit. In fact, the extension activities went over so well, that we ended up performing each one twice. I was somewhat hesitant to read Moonlight given the poetic nature of the text. So, I had the child narrate the tale instead…which was successful given the beautiful imagery and basic theme.

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