Monday, June 20, 2016

Pre-School Storytime–Sea and Seashore


Intro music:  “Yellow Submarine”

Book: The World is Waiting for You by Barbara Curley (children are invited to imagine the places they might go in this beautiful book)

Sign Language Song: “Go to the Beach” (track 18 of Pick Me Up: Fun Songs for Learning Signs)

Book: Wave by Suzy Lee (wordless – a girl gradually gets more daring during her day at the beach)

Song: “She Waded in the Water and she got her feet all wet.”

Flotsom by David Wiesner  (Wordless -- A  boy studying sea creatures on the beach gets the surprise of his life when a wave brings him an underwater camera)

Book:   I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs and/or My Camera at the Aquarium by Janet Perry Marshall (Quick guessing game books)   Booktalk: Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle (Mr. Seahorse becomes a daddy in Carle’s beautiful tale of a species that takes paternity very seriously.)

Non-Fiction Book: Elephants Swim by Linda Capus Riley, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Jenkins signature collage illustrations introduce the many animals who enjoy a good dip… can be sung)  Booktalk: Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert (Fish from Found Objects)

Flannel Song: “There’s a Hole in the Middle of the Sea.” or Song with Puppets: “Daddy’s Taking us to the Sea Tomorrow…”

Singable Book: Baby Beluga by Raffi – book illustrated by Ashley Wolff

DVD: Reading Rainbow: Humphrey the Lost Whale.

No time for: Singable Book (& puppets): Puff the Magic Dragon – concluded with the hopeful verse suggested by the illustration but not included in the text – lyrics here:

Song with Puppets: “We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands”…whales in the sea etc.

Hand stamping to: “Sing a Whale Song” from Tom Chapin’s album “Moonboat”

Display (no time to use):

(No time for  – too long if group is young) Singable Book: Over in the Ocean by Marianne Berkes (gorgeous illustrations accompany this aquatic variation of Over in the Meadow). 

(No time for) Book: Whales Passing by Eve Bunting (A boy and his father watch the whale pod go by their beach and wonder what the whales think of them.) or I Won a What? by Audrey Vernick (A kid wins a pet at an arcade…and it turns out to be a whale!)

Beach Day! by Patricia Lakin  (4 alligators prepare for a day at the beach…but everything takes longer than expected)
To the Beach by Thomas Docherty (A kid’s trip to the beach utilizes a crazy cataphony of transportation options…)
Into the A, B, Sea by Deborah Lee Rose (alphabet of sea creatures illus. by Steve Jenkins)
Magic Beach by Alison Lester (rhyming tale of a fantastic day at the beach)
Swap! by Steve Light (A peg-legged pint sized pirate trades a button for a teacup starting a chain of events..)
Rub-a-Dub Sub by Linda Ashman (A boy’ in his submarine dives deep into the ocean for a view of many creatures before it comes back up in the bathtub!)
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (A giant squid brags about his size until he is swallwed by a whale.)
Up & Down by Britta Teckentrup (Little Penguin searches for his friend and encounters other ocean creatures in this lift-the-flap book emphasizing directional words.)

BWL 6.16

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