Monday, March 30, 2015

School Age Storytime: Very Special Dogs

 

Very Special Dogs -- A program introducing Kindergarten-3rd graders to the special things dogs can do for us. Could also combine use elements of this program with a visit from the 4H Guide Dog Training Club.

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems – Pigeon is desperate for a puppy, until he actually gets one!

How Smudge Came by Nan Gregory -- A young woman with Down’s Syndrome finds an abandoned puppy and brings it along to the hospice where she works.

Flannel: Any Kind of Dog by Lynn Reiser -- Richard wants a dog, but his mom says a dog is “too much trouble!” so she gets him all sorts of other animals instead.

and/or A Pup Just for Me/A Boy Just for Me by Dorothea P. Seeber -- Reversible book tells how a boy and a pup each finally find the friend they were looking for. 

Dogs by Emily Gravett – Quick tour of the variety of dogs – surprise narrator.

A Place for Grace by Jean Davies Okimoto – Grace is a little dog with big ambitions to be a guide dog. Too small for “seeing eye,” she trains as a “hearing ear,” but has some problems learning what she needs to do.

Song: Do Your Ears Hang Low? (done with pantyhose on head!) http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/doyourearsmp3.htm

Lola Goes to Work: A Nine to Five Therapy Dog by Marcia Goldman – a day in the life as told by the dog!

Bark, George by Jules FeifferGeorge the dog meows, quacks, oinks, and moos, until the vet finds out why!

RRRALPH by Lois Ehlert – Check out this dog’s vocabulary!

Didn't use (lack of time): Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh, My Father the Dog by Elizabeth Bluemie, Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina by Kirby Larsen, The Other Dog by Madeleine L’Engle, Boot & Shoe by Marla Frazee

12.8, 3.15

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