Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Preschool Interactive: Yum, Yum, Food!

  • 3-12-14: This is, wonder of wonders, a brand-new storytime! Not recycled at all! Small but attentive group - 14. We didn't read Who ate all the Cookie Dough or do "five little doughnuts" because we spent a long time discussing Time to eat. Also, they really loved Runaway Dinner, which made me sooo happy. I think the book is hysterical and awesome but a lot of the time kids just don't get it - all my kids this time were 3-4 and they totally got it!
Dancing time and name tags: "Boots" by Laurie Berkner from Victor Vito

Introduction, welcome, and announcements: Mad scientists, we explore art and stories

Opening name song: The more we get together

Long story: Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg

Storytelling/Flannelboard: Enormous Carrot

Movement: Five little kernels

Early Literacy Aside: Nonfiction is a great way to build vocabulary and learn exciting new words! There is some fun nonfiction on display in the storyroom and also some suggestions on the board where you can find more nonfiction in the library.

Nonfiction: Time to eat by Robin Page

Movement: Five little doughnuts

Short story: Hungry Hen by Richard Waring

Short story: Who ate all the cookie dough by Karen Beaumont

Closing song: Sunny Day

Process art: Hungry circles

Prep: Paper plates, glue, seeds

Kids glue the seeds in circles and patterns on their plates

Take Home Insert

Thank you for attending today's Preschool Interactive!

Our next session is March 19 and we will be having fun with ELEPHANTS. 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 different animals and how they eat

We practiced WRITING by placing seeds (small motor development)

We SANG about popcorn and doughnuts

We PLAYED with seeds and glue

Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg
Time to eat by Robin Page
Hungry Hen by Richard Waring
Who ate all the cookie dough by Karen Beaumont

You can keep practicing these skills at home. Try practicing your TALKING skills by picking out some nonfiction titles and talked about the things you learn in them.

Our take home craft is: planting seeds

You will need: Some tape, a sunny window, and a little water.
Add a little water to make your cotton damp, then tape in a sunny window. Add water as needed and watch your seeds sprout!

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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