Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Preschool Interactive: That's Good, That's Bad!

  • 4-23-14: I bought a used copy of Lexau's That's Good, That's Bad specifically for this storytime! Really small group - 9 people with a couple coming in later - but I am working on being calm and not stressing about this. 
Dancing time and name tags: "Silly Dance Contest" from Jim Gill sings the Sneezing Song

Introduction, welcome, and announcements: Pete the Cat on Friday

Opening name song: The more we get together

Long story: That's Good, That's Bad by Joan Lexau

Movement: It's a tiger by David LaRochelle

Early Literacy Aside: We've looked at some more complicated comparisons, now we're going to look at a simpler one - quiet vs. loud. Learning the words to compare things from simple ones like big and little to more complicated, like good and bad, are part of building vocabulary and other early literacy skills.

Nonfiction/Flannelboard: Loud Quiet by Leslie Patricelli

Short story: That's good, that's bad by Margery Cuyler

Short story: Umbrella by Ingrid Schubert

Closing song: Sunny Day

Process art: Dry Chalk Wet Paper (from MaryAnn Kohl's Preschool Art)

Prep: Tub of water, construction paper, chalk

Kids dip the paper in the water then draw with chalk.

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

Our next session is April 30 and we will be having fun with SNAKES. 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 contrasts - loud and quiet, good and bad

We practiced WRITING by drawing with chalk

We SANG along with the Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill

We PLAYED with chalk and water

That's Good, That's Bad by Joan Lexau and another version by Margery Cuyler
It's a tiger by David LaRochelle
Loud Quiet by Leslie Patricelli
Umbrella by Ingrid Schubert

You can keep practicing these skills at home. Try practicing your PLAY skills by trying some art projects. You can check out books on arts and crafts in the library or look online at sites like Pink and Green Mama or The Artful Parent, which have simple, fun projects.

Our take home craft is: Big and little flowers

You will need: Decorations
Make something with your flowers or just decorate and enjoy! (hint - the big one could be a hat!)

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

Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian, 262-723-2678 ext. 14

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