Monday, December 11, 2017

Preschool Storytime: Let's Build!

This Preschool Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on December 6 & 7, 2017.

Each Preschool Storytime includes activities that support all or most of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing – were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).


The Fort That Jack Built by Boni Ashburn, illustrated by Brett Helquist

Rex Wrecks It! by Ben Clanton


Hello, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Hello friends.
Hello friends.
Hello friends.
We're glad you came today!

Everybody Say Hello!
(tune: "London Bridge")

Everybody say hello, say hello, say hello,
Everybody say hello, hello Wesley!

(Wesley is my turtle puppet who pops out of my apron pocket whenever we sing this song.  Then he sits quietly on his rock and listens to the stories and sings along with us.  At the end of storytime he says goodbye to the children, gives them high fives, eats pretend food from their hands, blows kisses, and plays hide and seek!)

Goodbye, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Goodbye friends.
Goodbye friends.
Goodbye friends.
We're glad you came today!


Block Tower

I'm building a block tower 
(stack fist over fist)
Up to the sky.
(point up)
Did you ever see a tower
Climb so high?
(raise hands above head)
Block upon block
(stack fist over fist)
It's starting to lean!
(lean body to one side)
Just one more block,
(hold up one finger)
Now what will that mean?
(shrug shoulders)
(fall to the floor)

What's in the Green Box?
(tune: "Sally Wore a Red Dress")

What's in the green box,

The green box, the green box?
What's in the green box 
For us today?

Our young friends enjoyed playing with Duplo blocks after storytime this week!

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