Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Preschool Interactive: Elephants

  • 3-19-14: Drizzly, rainy day, only 15 attendees. There were a couple people outside, but they didn't realize it was ok to come in late!
Dancing time and name tags: "Boots" by Laurie Berkner from Victor Vito

Introduction, welcome, and announcements: Messy Art Club, We Explore, T-shirts, no programs Spring Break

Opening name song: The more we get together

Early Literacy Aside: Our first story is a guessing game, where we'll be asking lots of questions. As kids develop, they're able to answer questions faster but it can still take up to 10 seconds, so don't worry if we don't get answers right away!

Long story: The Thingamabob by Il Sung Na

Flannelboard: I dream of an elephant by Ami Rubinger

Nonfiction: Amazing Animals: Elephants by Kate Riggs

Movement/Puppets: Big Gray Elephant

Short story: What to do if an elephant stands on your foot by Michelle Robinson

Short story: Elecopter by Michael Slack

Short story: Hide and Seek by Il Sung Na

Closing song: Sunny Day

Process art: Painting

Prep: Paint cups, paintbrushes, paper, aprons

Kids paint!

Take Home Insert


Thank you for attending today's Preschool Interactive!

Our next session is April 2 (no storytime Spring Break!) and we will be having fun with HIPPOS. Bring friends and siblings: the suggested age for Preschool Interactive is 3 and up, but all ages are welcome to attend and participate as they are able.

Today we used the five early literacy practices; talking, singing, reading, playing and writing.

We TALKED about colors

We practiced WRITING by painting

We SANG our opening and closing songs

We PLAYED with colors on the flannel board

We READ
The Thingamabob by Il Sung Na
I dream of an elephant by Ami Rubinger
Elecopter by Michael Slack
Hide and Seek by Il Sung Na
Amazing Animals: Elephants by Kate Riggs
What to do if an elephant stands on your foot by Michelle Robinson

You can keep practicing these skills at home. Try practicing your SINGING skills by repeating favorite songs. It can get a little wearing, but remember that kids learn by repetition and singing, especially rhyming songs and nursery rhymes, helps them develop early literacy skills.

Our take home craft is: Elephant puppet!

You will need: Tape, decorations

Decorate your elephant and tape it to the popsicle stick. What sounds can he make?

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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