Wednesday, June 29, 2016

My Body Storyhour, Friday July 3 @ 10:30






Books
Pete the Cat and the 4 Groovy Buttons
Eye Guess  E 590 by Phyllis Tildes. OK question and answer guessing book. Or Whose Nose is This? by Randolph.
Molly at the Dentist by Angie Sage. Molly the Monster has two teeth now so her mother takes her to the dentist so he can look at her teeth.  This short, bright lift-the-flap is a perfect intro to a dentist's visit. And it turned out that everyone in the room had teeth -- even Nicholas, nine months old, had just gotten one that week!
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont. Bright pictures, funny rhymic text with predictable rhymes -- this book was a great opening number! The newcomers were immediately enthralled.
Me and My Cat by Kitamura.  I thought this might be too high level for the group, but we had a lot of 3s, and they liked it almost as much as I did.
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. OR Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin -- try doing it Simon Says OR Bounce by Doreen Cronin.
Clapping: Mother Mother I Feel Sick, Send for the Doctor Quick Quick Quick by Remy Charlip.  I asked them to clap while I read the words of this jump rope song in book form. I noticed out of the corner of my ear that the clapping diminished three quarters into the book, so maybe I'll shorten it a little next year, but it was fun.



Songs

This is the Way We Wash Our Face
We will stomp, we'll stomp around around the room, we are monsters and that's what we do.
Eeny meeny miny mo, show me how your hands go
Head and shoulders

Dr. Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker, No. 9. (and other favorites). This was the first time we sang this sang together, and it was a bit of a challenge but I like it so much -- the numbers go up instead of down!  There are so many countdown songs; five little pumpkins, five little snowmen, that I'm happy to do one that counts up for a change. Sorry I couldn't find a published copy of it available, but if you want to see what it's supposed to sound like, check out the Wiggles' version here: 

Plays:
Simon Says!

Craft:   Fourth of July.  Gel pens on black paper highlighted with a lot of glitter and sequins.  You gotta live once.

Stamp pads
Fingerprint art.  Remind the kids:  Use a different finger for each color! 


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