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Storytime at the Library – Session 15

StorytimeattheLibrary15Link through to earlier versions of Storytime via the search box top right, using the tag, “Storytime”. Or check out my Pinterest board devoted to Storytime at the Library.

Preparation for Storytime

Equipment: story bag, pig puppet, books.

Pig and puppet both start with P. Can we find P on the mat? What words do we know that start with P?

Share: There’s a pig in our first story, Mr Gumpy’s Outing. When you come to that part of the story about the pig, can you make a pig noise?

After sharing the story, we try to recall the movement words and make a list – hop, chase, bleat, flap, trample, kick, fall. We sing a song and do some of the actions.

(to the tune of: Mary had a little lamb)

Will you be a friend of mine,
Friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine
and (hop/chase/flap etc) around with me?

Share: for Baby H – Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury. Counting to 10. Counting all the babies at Storytime.

Share: I Spy Pets – we guess the animals. Discussion about everyone’s pets.

We retell Mr Gumpy’s Outing by acting it out, with the story mat as the boat.

Evaluation: Some new kids at Storytime today, including some babies! Lots of fun and animal noises. Repeat the song another time.

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