Storytime: Letter R

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

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

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira  
Red Hat
by Lita Judge
My Rhinoceros by Jon Agee         
The Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown
A Rainbow of My Own
by Don Freeman  
Come On, Rain!
by Karen Hesse
Rain
by Manya Stojic
Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen  
Roawr!
by Barbara M. Joosse
Mama Robot
by Davide Cali
The Robot Book
by Heather Brown
Raccoon Tune by Nancy Shaw
The Red Hen by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills

BASIC TIMELINE

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

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Letter R Books

The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
Roar!: A Noisy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Red Truck by K. R. Hamilton

ACTIVITIES

Rhyme: 18th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Music & Movement Song: If All of the Raindrops (w/ Shakers & Eggs)

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

Rhyme: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

Flannelboard: Five Rhinoceros’ in the Bathtub (modified) (via Artfelt.net)

One rhinos in the bathtub going for a swim.
Knock, Knock, (Clap twice with “Knock, Knock.”)
Splash, Splash, (Slap knees twice with “Splash, Splash.”)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in.)

Two rhinos in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
Come on in!

Three rhinos in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
Come on in!

Four rhinos in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
Come on in!

Five rhinos in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
It all fell in!

Action Rhyme: Robot, Robot  (from Hushlander via 1,000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes)
Robot, Robot, turn around.

Robot, Robot, touch the ground.
Robot, Robot, turn left and right.
Robot, Robot, flash your lights.
Robot, Robot, bloop and bleep.
Robot, Robot, go to sleep.

Song: The Lights on the Robot  (from Hushlander via 1,000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes)
The lights on the robot blink on and off,
on and off, on and off.
The lights on the robot blink on and off,
all around the rocket ship.

The arms on the robot go up and down,
up and down, up and down.
The arms on the robot go up and down,
all around the rocket ship.

The dials on the robot turn left and right,
left and right, left and right.
The dials on the robot turn left and right,
all around the rocket ship.

The legs on the robot go up and down,
up and down, up and down.
The legs on the robot go up and down,
all around the rocket ship.

The power on the robot powers down,
powers down, powers down.
The power on the robot powers down,
all around the rocket ship.

CRAFT: Letter “Rr” Rockets!

Letter R Rocket

I found the prototype for this week’s storytime craft on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to track down the website from which the pin originated. My apologies. I used the original for inspiration, and created a simplified version. I made a few modifications and scanned my version. As per the usual, printed multiple copies, cut everything down to size, and provided the kids with colored construction paper, crayons and markers.

REVIEW:

Today’s storytime sessions at the child development center went really well. For what ever reason, the recess schedule was adjusted. So I had the pleasure of conducting back-to-back storytime sessions for preschoolers who’d shaken their sillies out the old fashioned way. Both groups of preschoolers were very attentive during the readings of The Black Rabbit and ROAR! I’ve noticed the munchkins adore any read-a-loud that features growls, roars, or suspense which is why I chose the  aforementioned titles. I recommend giving them a try. Red Truck was a cute and short story, and the kids enjoyed echoing the onomatopoeias. I really appreciate the fact the story depicts racially and ethnically diverse school children…especially since my kids at the CDC are primarily of Hispanic descent. Zoom Zoom Zoom, and the robot related extension activities were big hits!

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