Story Time Reads Week of March 12th
Published on Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 1:05pm
Early Literacy Aside: Singing songs together not only helps with phonological awareness, hearing sounds, but they also are an enjoyable way to start developing expressive language, talking! Young children repeat what we say. This is the first step for them to express their own thoughts. Songs like this one, Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, have a repeated phrases which makes it easier for toddlers to learn. Let’s try it.
Song: "Five Little Monkeys"
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed.”
Repeat for 4, 3, 2, 1
(For babies, bounce child to the rhythm. For older children, use five fingers to represent the monkeys and make appropriate actions.)
Books We Read:
Baby Toddler Story Time
Five Little Monkeys Reading in the Bed, by Eileen Christelow
Rubia and the Three Osos, by Susan Middleton Elya
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature, by Joyce Sidman
Pre-School Story Time
And Then it's Spring by Julie Fogliano
Library Lily, by Gillian Shields
Here's a Little Poem, compiled by Jane Yolen
A Circle of Sun by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Mud by Flanders and Swann
Pre-School School Group
Jazz Age Josephine, by Jonah Winter
Looking at Lincoln, by Maria Kalman
Crouching Tiger, by Ying Chang Compestine
How Did that get into my Lunch Box?: The Story of Food, by Chris Butterworth