Friday, July 8, 2016

ECRR Storytime 7/6/2016 and 7/7/2016: Reading

Books read: 
Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea
Where are my books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Other book suggestions: 
Mom, Dad our books and Me by Danielle Marcotte
Read it, don't eat it! by Ian Schoenherr

ASL Sign of the Week: Book

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

If you're a reader and you know it (modified version of "If you're happy and you know it", done with the same actions)

Read, read, read a book (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, modified from Perry Public Library)

Read, read, read a book! Read it now with me! (pretend hands are books)
Read a book, let me see,
Read a book with me!
(other verses: clap your hands, tap your knees, shake your feet, touch your shoulders)  

We're going to read a book (done with shakers, modified version of We're Going to the Zoo from ALA's 2014 Guerilla Storytime)
We're going to get to together,
A story we will read!
We'll enjoy the words and the pictures, yes indeed!
Shake it baby, shake it!
Shake it while you can!
Shake it like a milkshake, and pour it in the can!
Shake it to the bottom! Shake it to the top!
Shake it round and round and round!
Until I tell you stop!

Counting song (with shakers, from Libraryland)
One, two, shake it on your shoe.
Three, four, shake it on the floor.
Five, six, shake it realy quick.
Seven, eight, hold it up straight.
Nine, ten, shake it with your friends!

Story stew (modified from MCLS Kids, done with puppets on parachute)
Story stew, story stew!
Some for me, and some for you!
Who should we add to our story stew?

Craft: We decorated a print out of a bookworm with torn paper.

Literacy tip of the week: Reading is a great way to expose your child to new words. It has been shown that picture books contain about 30 rare words per 1000, whereas conversation between an adult and child typically contains about 9 rare words per 1000.

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