Today’s Story Time Books

Détail de "Blah, blah, blah" du studio Louise Campbell (Maison d

We’ve all heard them – those meandering stories that make no sense because they have no discernible pattern of events. Whether it’s a spouse relating the plot of a movie – but forgetting key information. Or a co-worker talking about what they did over the weekend – with the randomness of a pinball machine. You nod and smile, but really, you’re completely lost.

Yeah, those stories.

Today we focused on Sequencing books. These are stories with a series of events occurring in a predictable pattern. They help kids develop their Narrative skills – a key component of pre-literacy preparation – and hooks them on predicting what will happen next.

Books:

PetetheCat

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

Pete needs to look where he’s going because he keeps stepping into all kinds of things on his daily walk! Learn your colors while you learn how to have a great attitude no matter what happens!

IWantmyhatback

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Someone stole bear’s hat! As he walks through the forest he meets all sorts of creatures, including one wearing an oddly familiar cap! The giggle factor is very high on this one!

BearsSong

The Bear’s Song by Benjamin Chaud

A lovely translation of a French book, completely with intricate illustrations that draw kids into the story. Little Bear’s search for honey takes him on an adventure through a Paris opera house.  Will Papa Bear find him in time to hibernate?

Grumpybird

Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

Grumpy Bird woke up on the wrong side of the nest this morning! Good thing his friends are around to help him cheer up.

Songs:

Echo Song

A Sesame Street classic with Madeline Kahn and Grover to develop those listening skills our kids seem to selectively employ.

Where Is Thumbkin?

Thumbkin has some pretty rad friends who hang out with him behind your back, so bring them to life! Be expressive when doing this fingerplay by experimenting with tone, attitude and volume.

Old MacDonald

Encourage participation by asking kids what animals – or other objects – are on the farm. The more outrageous the better because it fires up their imagination. Today’s farm had a kangaroo and a dolphin. Now that’s a farm I want to visit!

Photo:”Blah, blah, blah” du studio Louise Campbell (Maison du Danemark). Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

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