Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Preschool Interactive: Folktales

  • 10-23-13: I let the kids glue on their own eyes, instead of doing it ahead of time. We used glue dots and this was a fascinating thing for everyone. Only 21 people, but in my library that works out to about 5 adults and 16 kids, so that's a good number. I didn't need the last two stories, b/c this is a pretty long storytime with all the actions. [Replaced Greedy Sparrow]
  • 10-3-12: We had some crazy wigglers today, so I skipped Greedy Sparrow, but we read all the others and enjoyed them. I need to be firm about kids not touching the flannelboard, but it's never been an issue before!
Dancing time and name tags: "List of dances" from Jim Gill makes it noisy in Boise Idaho

Introduction, welcome, and announcements:
Mad Scientists Club tomorrow, We Explore Fall on Friday

Early Literacy Theme: Narrative skills; expressive language, including being able to describe things, tell events in order, and to retell stories.

Early Literacy Aside: Today we're going to be reading lots of folktales, stories people have told to each other for a long, long time. Folktales are a great way to develop narrative skills because they have simple, predictable plot structures and usually include repetition.

Opening name song: The more we get together

Long story: No dinner! by Jessica Souhami

Movement: Little old lady who was not afraid of anything by Linda Williams

Music: Cat goes Fiddle-i-fee

Movement: Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald

Short story: Ivan the terrier by Peter Catalanotto

Short story: Huff and Puff by Claudia Rueda

Closing song: Sunny Day
Process art: Eye tell a story!

Prep: Glue sets of eyes onto white paper. Put out markers, crayons, pencils.

Kids draw faces around the eyes and create their own stories about the characters.

Take Home Insert
Thank you for attending today's Preschool Interactive!

Our early literacy skill was: Narrative skills; expressive language, including being able to describe things, tell events in order, and to retell stories.

You can practice this skill at home by reading familiar folktales together, then letting children retell and/or act out the stories.

Our stories today included:
No dinner! by Jessica Souhami
Little old lady who was not afraid of anything by Linda Williams
Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald
Huff and Puff by Claudia Rueda

More stories and songs to try at home: Look for more folktales in the picture books by Paul Galdone, Janet Stevenson, Margaret Read MacDonald, and Ed Young.

Our take home craft is: Scratch art

You will need: A pointed wooden stick - a popsicle stick or cuticle stick will work. Use the stick to create designs on your scratch art. You can hang it from a ribbon or use it as a decoration!

Library events coming soon:
Oct. 24, 3:30-5, Mad Scientists Club: Color
Oct. 25, 10am, We Explore Fall

For more library events, new books, and more, check out our website at www.elkhorn.lib.wi.us, join us on Facebook, or talk to a librarian. Please let me know if you have suggestions or questions!

Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian
jwharton@elkhorn.lib.wi.us, 262-723-2678 ext. 14

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