Storytimes

Letter “K” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytime Series.

Books

For Reading Aloud

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Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth

Early Literacy Tips

  • This book may not strike you as a a letter “K” read-aloud, but the point of ABC storytimes for toddlers is not necessarily to introduce a ton of new nouns, but to get them to recognize the “K” shape and sound. The “-ck” sound is perfect for this.
  • On page 6, ask children where their “beak” is and then do a good wiggle and stretch with our beaks up! 
  • When ducks “drop crumbs,” and “spill juice,” and their socks “get loose,” exaggerate feeling and ask the children how the duck feels. 
  • This book provides many opportunities for action and movement. Model some of the movement for the children and encourage them to follow along.

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All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

Early Literacy Tips

  • This book uses animal sounds. Have children make the animal sounds throughout the story.  
  • Before reading some pages, point to the illustrations of the animals and ask, “Who is this?”

Available for Checkout

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Are You Going to Sleep? By Bill Martin Jr.
Do Kangaroos Wear Seat Belts? By Jane Kurtz
Boing by Nick Bruel
Kids Like Us by Carole Lexa Schaefer
Kangaroo Christine by Guido van Genechten
The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright
The Best Kind of Kiss by Margaret Allum
Monkey Not Ready for Kindergarten by Marc Brown

Activities

Kangaroo, Kangaroo, Where are you?

I adapted this one from Storytime Stephanie. I love doing “…Where are You?” activities with toddlers. It is a perfect time to rhyme and introduce new vocabulary.

Kangaroo, Kangaroo, Where are you?
Kangaroo, kangaroo, where are you?
Are you under the red square?
Are you under the yellow diamond?
Are you under the green triangle?
Are you under the blue star?
Are you under the orange rectangle?

Hickory, Dickory, Dock

Similar to Duck Sock Hop, this activity may not strike you as relevant to the letter “K,” but the point of ABC storytimes for toddlers is not necessarily to introduce a ton of new nouns, but to get them to recognize the “K” shape and sound. The “-ck” sound is perfect for this.

Full lyrics are available from DLTK. This rhyme is long and definitely not for all toddler crowds. I have a pretty chill group right now though so it worked. One way to break it up for the tots is to ask the to clap once, twice, thrice, etc. when reciting “the clock struck x.”

“Hickory Dickory Dock”
Hickory Dickory Dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down!
Hickory Dickory Dock.

Hickory Dickory Dock,
The bird looked at the clock,
The clock struck two 2,
Away she flew,
Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock,
The dog barked at the clock,
The clock struck three 3,
Fiddle-de-dee,
Hickory Dickory Dock!

Hickory Dickory Dock,
The bear slept by the clock,
The clock struck four 4,
He ran out the door,
Hickory Dickory Dock!

Hickory Dickory Dock,
The bee buzzed round the clock,
The clock struck five 5,
She went to her hive,
Hickory Dickory Dock!

 

 

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