Story Time with the Kiddos #1

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Hi, everyone! Welcome back!

 

For the past 2-3 years, I’ve been hosting a weekly Story Time session at one of my local daycares. I used to do it with a larger amount of kids, but this year I’m doing it with 4 children, ages 1-4. Unfortunately, this will be the last year that I host these sessions due to the fact that I’ll be starting my student teaching in the Fall and will be super swamped. I’ll be there until late August!

I’m going to start sharing the books that we read during story time and how effective they are with the kids. Sometimes, it might be bi-weekly due to daycare closures, etc.

 

Below are the books that we read this week:

 

  1. Dinosaur Roar! by Paul and Henrietta Stickland – This was the first time that I read this book. The kids seemed to love it! The book is full of a whole bunch of adjectives, and we practiced describing our words both verbally and physically. There were a couple words in this book that the kids didn’t know, such as meek and fierce, but I just counteracted that by giving my own example of the word. I tried to break the words down and act them out for the kids to understand. They loved how hands on this book was!
6619902.If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff – When I was teaching pre-k with 4-6 years olds, I scheduled a whole week dedicated to Laura Numeroff. I had everything planned out in my curriculum and the students did a whole bunch of fun things….they loved it! In my daycare, I have the following ages: 1,2,3,4. This book was a little too…..advanced for them. They didn’t seem to find the story very interesting and the pictures weren’t colorful or bold enough. I would definitely recommend this book for a slightly older age group (probably 4-6 is a good place to start.)
7676803. I Stink! by Kate and Jim McMullan – I also had this book in my pre-k class, and I’ve read it about fifty hundred million times. My 4-6 year olds were able to interact more with this book. While my daycare kids did enjoy it, I think some parts of it went a little bit over their heads. They definitely had some questions about why certain things happened, etc. They did enjoy it….just not as much as my pre-k students. However, they were able to tell me that the book was about a garbage truck!

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