Preparation for Storytime Session 10
Equipment: storybag, red bus, The Wheels on the Bus, I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian and Ann James. Check out my review and some activities at The Book Chook that you can do with I’m a Dirty Dinosaur.
What’s in the story bag? Let’s guess before we feel – is it something light or heavy? Feel/heft and discuss. What could it be? A red bus. Bus starts with the sound, B. Can we see the letter B? Do we know any names or words that start with that sound?
Share: Big Book, The Wheels on the Bus. Act it out and discuss.
Remind kids about the dinosaur book we had last week. Look at all the different dinosaur pictures. D words. Finding D on the story mat.
Share: I’m a Dirty Dinosaur. Look at the way the artist drew the dirty dinosaur, and compare with earlier dinosaur pictures. Second time through, have kids join in. Try saying some phrases and putting movements with them. Once more through for fun, and the sheer joy of the words!
Who’s going to borrow books? What book did you read last week?
Evaluation: Another great storytime! The children are beginning to offer more describing words for what’s inside the story bag, and it’s become a nice introduction to the shared books. I’m a Dirty Dinosaur is a huge hit!