Books for Preschoolers on Wed., Dec. 14

Today’s storytime was so much fun – what a fun final meeting for our fall session! Remember, this Friday is the last day of storytime until Monday, January 23rd when our winter/spring session begins. 🙂 In the meantime, we’ll be offering children’s programs for all ages, including children’s yoga classes! Check our Children’s Event Calendar for more info. Now, on to the books!

Image of item We had a fun theme for storytime today – eating! Jeff Mack’s Ah Ha! is so much fun to read aloud. The only letters in the book are “A” and “H,” in a series of Ah-ha’s, Ha-ha’s, and Ahh’s – it’s all about how you say the words when you read them. A clever frog gets captured by a young boy, escapes, and then must escape a series of animals who want to eat him!

Image of itemAfter singing about some famous frogs on logs, we read Swallow the Leader by Danna Smith, a fun counting book that counts up to 10 as fish join a game of follow the leader, then counts back down to one as they all eat each other in succession! This book encourages movement, such as snapping like a crab and flapping like a ray, so it’s great for getting some wiggles out!

Image of itemNext, we danced around to Laurie Berkner’s “The Goldfish Song” – a hilariously good time – before moving on to a book that comes with a CD: Gobble It Up! A Fun Song About Eating by Jim Arnosky. We listened to the CD as I turned the pages, but you can always read it aloud if you don’t have a CD player.

Image of itemWe moved on to Jonathan London’s Crunch Munch, a fun book focusing on the sounds various animals make when they eat. After talking about what we had for breakfast, – I had a banana – we had to “Go Bananas” with the Learning Station song!

Image of itemWe wrapped storytime up with a great library book: Read It, Don’t Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr, which gives advice on how not to treat library books. 🙂 The kids requested more dancing, so I put on a few more songs: Laurie Berkner’s “We Are the Dinosaurs,” which had us stomping and roaring, and Kira Willey’s “Big Brown Bear,” which calmed us down to hibernation mode. 🙂

Thank you all for joining me today – I hope to see you at my yoga classes and then back at storytime at the end of January! 🙂