Storytimes

Letter “D” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABCs series.

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Books

My letter “d” was long, but the * indicates a book I actually read for the storytime itself. 

Dalmation and a Digger by Rebecca Elliott

The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler

One Pup’s Up by Marsha Wilson Call

We Love Dinosaurs by Lucy Volpin*

Splish, Splash Ducky by Lucy Cousins*

Dino Duckling by Alison Murray

Ducks Away by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Dump Truck Duck by Megan Bryant

Everybunny Dance by Ellie Sandall*

Activities

Duck Counting Activity 

I found this idea at Jen in the Library. I used 6 duckling flannels and we simply counted up and down a few times.

Script
It’s counting time, it’s counting time
so let’s all count while I put the ducks in a line.
Count up…

It’s counting time, it’s counting time
so let’s all count as they go bye-bye
Count down…

“My Dog Rags”

I found this activity at JOCO Library. I used a large dog puppet and did motions along with the rhyme. I recommend reciting it very slowly and getting the children used the “flip, flop, wiggle, waggle, zig, and zag” line because towards the end you can do it several times together and it’s a lot of fun!

“My Dog, Rags”
My little puppy, his name is Rags, 
he eats so much that his tummy drags. 
(sink tummy down and put hand below as if dragging)
Big floppy ears and a tail that wags,
and when he walks, he zig zag zags.
(zig zag with legs)
Flip, flop, wiggle, waggle, zig zag.
(flip, flop with hands as ears)
(wiggle waggle with hands as tail)
(zig zag with legs)
When I whistle he never obeys, he always runs the other way.
(turn around really fast)
He doesn’t have a pedigree, but I love him and he loves me.
(hands over heart)
Flip, flop, wiggle, waggle, zig zag!
(flip, flop with hands as ears)
(wiggle waggle with hands as tail)
(zig zag with legs)

Dance Cube

I got this idea from my colleague who regularly uses dance and song cubes for her preschool storytime. Simply find a square-ish box, give it some color and write a different dance move on each side. During the program, we rolled the cube like dice and did the dance move it landed on. At the end, we practiced memory skills by doing all the moves we landed on!

Conclusion

I was socked at how much the toddlers like Everybunny Dance! Sometimes, getting through stories during toddler story time is most difficult part, but this book caught and kept their attention. I will be looking for similar books in the future!

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