Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pre-School Storytime: Celebrate Spring!

A seasonal storytime incorporating multi-lingual songs, sign-language, and poetry.

Opening Music: John McCutcheon’s “Family Garden” from album of same name.

Book : Wake Up, It’s Spring – Lisa Campbell Ernst (younger) or Rabbit’s Good News – Ruth Bornstein (older)

Song: Springtime Is Here (multiple languages --  original source unknown)Springtime is here!  (2x)
Birds are singing (2x)
Springtime is here! (2x)
(Spanish) ¡Primavera aqui!  (2x) Pajaritos cantan (2x) ¡Primavera aqui!  (2x)
(German) Frühling ist da! (2x)  Die Vögelein singen (2x) Frühling ist da!     (2x)    
(Japanese) Haru ga kita! (2x)  Kotori ga naiteru (2x) Haru ga kita   (2x)    
(Zulu) Entwasahlobo! (2x) Inyoni ukucula (2x) Entwasahlobo  (2x)
Sign Language:

Book: Old Bear – Kevin Henkes

Sign Language Song: “Let’s Take a Little Walk” Track 15 from “Pick Me Up!Fun Songs for Learning Signs”

Poem: “Spring Is”from Sunflakes – Lilian Moore (fabulous imaginative poem “daffodils are scrambled eggs jumping off your plate” --promoting  “Poem in Your Pocket Day”)

Book: and then it’s spring – Julie Fogliano (optional, if time permits)

Flannel/song: “And the Green Grass Grew all Around” http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/greengrassgrew.html  (echo and response, singing-listening, cumulative narration -- literacy skill)  or use There was a Tree by Rachel Isadora (set in Africa)

Book: Little White Rabbit – Kevin Henkes (imagination)

Song: If you look you’ll see spring all around. (Tune: If You’re Happy & You Know It –source unknown)
If you look you’ll see spring all around
If you look you’ll see spring all around
See the flowers coming out of the ground
See the blossoms on the trees
Hear the buzzing of the bees
If you look you’ll see spring all around

Book: A Good Day – Kevin Henkes (reassuring day after Boston bombing)

Optional DVD: A Boy A Dog & A Frog (on Mercer Mayer Frog Stories –  PPR)

Hand-Stamping to Tom Chapin’s “This Pretty Planet” (730 CHAP)
Additional possibilities: Book/song: Over in the Meadow (numeracy) and/or Glove: 5 Little Freckled Frogs


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