Friday, September 23, 2011

Flannel Friday: Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley

I did a mouse theme for toddler storytime this week. Here are the flannel boards I used and the books, rhymes and songs I had fun sharing.

Flannel Board Visuals for "Mouse Mess" Storytime Theme

The toddlers brought the pictures of food to the the board while I read Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley aloud. I do an activity like this with the last book or rhyme every week. The toddlers love helping out in storytime. It is great for helping them practice taking turns and being in a larger  group of kids.

Here is the pdf for the food images to use with the book. I just found pictures of food from searches on Google Images.

I also used my flannel board for Lunch by Denise Fleming. I posted that one for a previous Flannel Friday. 

"Mouse Mess" Storytime Outline

Early Literacy Tip: One way kids prepare for reading is by learning about print. A good way to point out print is by reading food labels aloud in the kitchen or in the grocery store. Soon your child will recognize the words and will practice "reading" them when he or she see the labels.

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I Miss You Mouse by Greg Foley

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Lunch by Denise Fleming

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Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley

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Mommy, Where Are You? by Leonid Gore

Action Rhyme: Jumping Beans
Rhyme: Make Your Hands Go Clap, Clap, Clap... 
Nursery Rhyme: Hickory, Dickory Dock
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
Tickle Rhyme: 'Round and 'Round the Garden
Rhyme: Mouse in a Hole
Rhyme: Where are the Baby Mice?

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Song: Goodbye Song

Words for Mouse Rhymes:

Mouse in a Hole
A mouse lived in a little hole,
Lived softly in a little hole.
(cup hands)
When all was quiet,
as quiet as can be...
(loudly and tickle)

Where Are the Baby Mice?
(add actions to fit the words)
Where are the baby mice?
Squeak, squeak, squeak.
I cannot see them.
Peek, peek, peek.
Here they come from a hole in the wall...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5...
That's all!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Flannel Friday: I Love You Sun, I Love You Moon by Karen Pandell

This is the first week of toddler storytime at our library (we take the summer off). I put together an "I Love You" storytime to kick off the season. Our  volunteer made a new flannel visual for me to use for the book I Love You Sun, I Love You Moon by Karen Pandell and illustrated by Tomie de Paola. I have tried to get a big book of this a couple of times and can never manage to find one in stock. So, here is my flannel visual to tell the story and also my outline for the storytime I did this week.

Here is the pdf for the clipart the volunteer used to make the flannel pieces.

The toddlers put the pieces on the board as we got to each thing in the story. I forgot to have our volunteer make a sheep, so I used a clipart one I have used for different rhymes or stories.

"I Love You" Storytime Outline

Early Literacy Tip: Through reading you will develop a special bond with your child. Today we are reading books about love. Snuggle up with your kids and let them know how much you love them through the books you share.

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All the Things I Love about You by LeUyen Pham

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Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton

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I Love You Sun, I Love You Moon by Karen Pandell

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I Love My Mommy by Giles Andreae

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I Love My Daddy by Sebastien Braun

Songs/Rhymes/Fingerplays (I just did my favorites since it was the first storytime for the year):
Sing I’m a Little Teapot
Bounce Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Sing Itsy Bitsy Spider
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
Action We Can Jump

Flannel Visual with Book:
I Love You Sun, I Love You Moon by Karen Pandell
Toddlers put their flannel piece on the board when we come to it in the story.

Sing Alphabet Song with shakers
Sing Goodbye Song