Storytime: Letter N


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


Naming the Cat by Lawrence Pringle  
Nuts to You!
by Lois Ehlert
Whose Nose and Toes? by  John Butler       
Noisy Bug Sing-Along
by John Himmelman 
Oh No, George!
by Christ Haughton
Colors, Numbers, Letters
by Leo Lionni
The Very Noisy Night
by Diana Hendry
A Nose Like a Hose by Jenny Samuels
Good Night, World
by Willa Perlman Oh
No Nap by Eve Bunting
A New House for Mouse by Petr Horacek    
Gideon: It’s Play Time, Not Naptime!
by Olivier Dunrea
Noodle & Lou
by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon


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


Letter N Books

Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
Night-Night, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors
by Danna Smith


Rhyme: 14th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Finger Puppet Rhyme:   “Two Little Nightingales” (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two little nightingales sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Flannelboard: Jack Be Nimble (via Mother Goose Club)
Jack be nimble.
Jack be quick.
Jack jump over the candlestick.
Jack be nimble.
Jack be spry.
Jack jump over the apple pie.
Jack be nimble.
Jack jump high.
Jack fly up into the sky.

Action Rhyme: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (via
Head and shoulders knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head and shoulders knees and toes
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears
And mouth and nose
Head and shoulders knees and toes
Knees and toes

Action Rhyme: “Old Shoes, New Shoes” (via Preschool Education)
Old shoes, new shoes,
(Child) is wearing (description) shoes
One, two, three four,
Now I stomp them on the floor!

CRAFT: Letter “Nn” Nest!

Letter N Nest

I had a difficult time coming up with this week’s storytime craft. After much consideration, I decided to draw a letter “N” shaped bird’s nest with eggs.  Not my best effort (since the shape of the “N” is barely noticeable), but my preschoolers did not complain. So that was a plus! To jazz up their version, I added clipart birds to the original. Crayons, markers and colored cardstock were provided.


This week’s storytime sessions at the child development center went fairly well. My preschooler’s were attentive during the read-a-loud stories, but had some difficulty grasping the conclusion of Noisy Nora so I would suggest substituting another picture book. The extension activities were well-received. Head, and Shoulders is rapidly becoming a favorite, as it the weekly variation on Two Little. So we tend to perform each activity twice, and this week was no exception. I am constantly delighted by their excitement, and it keeps me going, week after week.


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