Storytime: Teeth

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Phonological Awareness

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Pony Brushes His Teeth by Michael Dahl
Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth
by Lucy Cousins
No Biting, Louise by Margie Palatini
Little Chipmunk’s Wiggly, Wobbly Tooth
by Mary Packard
Brush, Floss, Rinse
by Amanda Doering Tourville
Whose Teeth are These?
by Wayne Lynch
The Lost Tooth Club
by Arden Johnson
Tooth Fairy
by Audrey Wood
Augustus and His Smile
by Catherine Rayner
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside
by Laurie Keller
How Many Teeth?
by Paul Showers
Nice Try, Tooth Fairy
by Mary W. Olson
Arthur’s Tooth
by Marc Brown

BASIC TIMELINE

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

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Teeth Storytime Books

Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
Clarabella’s Teeth
by An Vrombaut
Teeth Are Not for Biting
by Elizabeth Verdick

ACTIVITIES

Action Rhyme: Dance Your Fingers (via Kings County Library System)
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your finger to the side
Dance your fingers all around
Dance your fingers on your tummy
Dance your finger on your head
Dance your fingers on your shoulders
Now put them all to bed

Flannelboard: Five Little Teeth (via What Happens in Storytime)
There were five little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth
I pulled and I twisted and one popped out
Now there are…one, two, three, four.
There were four little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth
I pulled and I twisted and one popped out
Now there are…one, two, three.
There were three little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth
I pulled and I twisted and one popped out
Now there are…one, two.
There were two little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth
I pulled and I twisted and one popped out
Now there is…one.
There was one little tooth in my teeny tiny mouth
I pulled and I twisted and it popped out
Now there are…no little teeth.

Action Rhyme: Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth (tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Brush, brush, brush your teeth
Brush them every day
Brush them this way
Brush them that way
Brush them and they’ll stay

Rhyme: Bright Red Toothbrush (via Miss Meg Storytime)
I have a bright red toothbrush
I use it every day
It cleans all my teeth
So I fight decay
First I brush one side
Then I brush the next
and when I brush the front, I brush all that’s left

Action Rhyme: Boys and Girls, Boys and Girls (via Kings County Library System)
Boys and girls, turn around
Boys and girls, touch the ground
Boys and girls, reach up high
Boys and girls, blink your eyes
Boys and girls, touch your nose
Boys and girls, wiggle your toes
Boys and girls, slap your knees
Boys and girls, sit down please

CRAFT: Wacky Tooth and Brush!

Teeth Storytime Craft

I opted for something cute and easy for this week’s storytime craft. In order to create the tooth, I generated a quick tooth-shaped template and had a volunteer use it to trace and cut out dozens of copies. Instead of using googly eyes I located clip art eyes online. I used jumbo sized colored popsicle sticks for the base of the toothbrush and thick white cardstock for the bristles.

REVIEW:

Storytime went fairly well. The books were big hits during all two of the three storytime sessions. Unfortunately, some of my youngest attendees had trouble focusing during Thursday morning’s reading of Bear’s Loose Tooth so I had to improvise and ad-lib a LOT of animal noises to redirect their attention. The extension activities were hit and miss in so far as my munchkins gave me their attention, but didn’t feel engaged enough to participate in the motions of the tooth related activities. My parents loved the craft, and the children got a kick out of “brushing” their giant tooth.

 

. . . May 29-30, 2014 . . .

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