Storytimes

Letter “M” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes Series.

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Books

For Reading Aloud

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Monster Mess by Margery Cuyler

Early Literacy Tips

  • Point to larger print words
  • This book uses a lot of action words. Ask children to do some actions along with the story.

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Mad, Mad, Bear by Kimberly Gee

Early Literacy Tips

  • On page 3, ask the children if they have ever had an owie or boo-boo.  
  • On page 9, ask the children to let out all of their anger with baby bear.
  • On page 10-12, ask the children to take breaths with baby bear.

Available for Checkout

The Moon Might Be Milk by Lisa Shulman
Cat and Mouse by Ian Schoenherr
The Mouse and the Moon by Gabriel Alborozo
My Mommy is Magic by Carl Norac
Mama, Look! By Patricia Murphy
Monkey Truck by Michael Slack
Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl
What’s the Magic Word? By Kelly DiPucchio
Is There a Mouse in Baby’s Room by Elizabeth Zechel
Little Mouse by Alison Murray
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson

Activities

Magic Finger

A good transitional song that also happens to be perfect for the Letter “M!” I extended this from the classic version.

“Magic Finger”
Magic finger in the air.
Magic finger in my hair.
Magic finger on my hip.
Magic finger on my lips.
Magic finger on my toes.
Magic finger on my nose.
Magic finger tap, tap, tap
Magic fingers in my lap.

Hey Diddle, Diddle

This classic mother goose rhyme is one that all the caregivers will know. We did this one twice. Once as a call and response, and then a second time with flannels. Showing the children the flannels before saying the corresponding word makes this an especially good early literacy activity.

“Hey Diddle Diddle”
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

You’ve probably seen this one from Jbrary. Bets that you will have to do it more than once to satisfy the toddlers’ excitement over “blasting off.”

“Zoom Zoom Zoom”
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocketship
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
3…2…1…Blastoff!!

 

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