Opening song/dance: Baby Shark by The Learning Station
Sing If You’re Ready For a Story (to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It).
Read: Hilda Must Be Dancing
Song/dance: Arms Up from cd, Arms Up Keep Moving by William Janiak
Play I Spy for H words on flannelboard
Read: Are You a Horse?
Play my version of Two Little Blackbirds (in which kiddos use whole body to act out the movements of each animal we choose).
Sing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes slow and then super fast.
Special Activity: Find the H-word that I’ve hidden in our picture book room for a prize.
Not only did I have a restless pack of four year-olds today, but a few were accompanied by younger siblings that had just sat through a thirty minute toddler storytime. It was a hard day for preschool attention spans already, but then I failed to notice how long Are You a Horse? really is. I also have to tell you that I find the Arms Up song to be just a little too mellow for my crowd. They bounce along dutifully but there’s no laughter or delight on their little faces. Since I have two preschool storytimes each week, I’ll be tweaking my plan for tomorrow.
Opening song: Freeze Dance
Sing: If You’re Ready for a Story
Read: From Head to Toe (with acting out)
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
I Spy for H words
Dance: Baby Shark
Read: Are You a Horse? (with paperclipped pages)
Play: Two Little Blackbirds with animals from book
Play: Little Mouse, Little Mouse