Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Shape Storytime, Friday, May 13 @ 10:30


  • Ticklemonster by Manceau. 
  • Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald.  A bit like Big Green Monster, i.e., aDORable.  But don't forget to hide the cover!!! And don't forget the intro: this is a guessing game, and it's being read by the brachiosaurus, so be a brachiosaurus!
  • Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  Could there be any book that lends itself more to a flannelboard? So charming.
  • Let's Play by Herve Tullet.  Let's see -- a big yellow pom pom and a piece of string?  They really liked this, it was so interactive.  We did it without the pom pom, and even the runners got involved.
  • Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.  This is really a book about friendship, but the shapes are really cute. The moms really liked it -- for the moms.
  • Brown Rabbit's Shape Book by Alan Baker.  This is a book which uses solid geometry -- the green cubical box, the white cylinder inside, etc.  And I so love blowing up those balloons and letting them go in the audience. I had just used it two story times ago so I didn't use again.
  • Robot Zombie Frankenstein by Annette Simon. Kinda complex shapes.
  • Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming.  Again, where are my flannels! 
  • Perfect Square by Michael Hall.  There's a lot of learning going on in this book. You've got the days of the week; the colors on each page, and the shapes, which are not really geometric except for the perfect square.  Get the kids to tell you the colors of the pages as you flip.
  • The Wing on a Flea by Emberley.

Used the toys -- the square bean bags, the oval shaker eggs, the round pom poms and balls, and talked colors and shapes while passing them out. This was fun, but next year I might make this into a real game: pass out the shapes and telling the kids (and their moms), to keep them secret. Put the box in the middle of the room and roll call the shapes: yellow square beanbag! and the kids (and their moms) throw them in. ???


Shape collages, of course!

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