Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Alligator Storytime 11/18/14 and 11/19/14

Books read:
Snappy Little Jungle by Dugald Steer
Snip Snap! What's That? by Mara Bergman

Other book suggestions:
Frog in a Bog by Karma Wilson
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Dangerous by Tim Warnes
I'd really like to eat a child by Sylviane Donnio

ASL Sign of the Week: Alligator

If You're an Alligator and You Know It
If you're an alligator and you know it stomp your feet.
If you're an alligator and you know it then you really want to show it.
If you're an alligator and you know it stomp your feet.
Other actions include moving your tail, snapping your jaws, etc.

The Alligator Jump (modified from Storytime with Ms. Tara)
Alligators jump, (jump)
Alligators slide, (slide back and forth)
All the alligators move from side to side.
Alligators jump, (jump)
Alligators giggle, (pretend to laugh)
All the alligators like to turn around and wiggle! (shake your behind)

Alligator Crawl (found at Storytime with Ms. Tara)
The alligator's jaws go snap, snap, snap! (snap arms in front of you)
The alligator's tail goes thwack, thwack, thwack! (shake behind)
And he's getting closer! (crawl)

Alligator, Alligator (from Harris County Library)
Alligator, alligator, turn around.
Alligator, alligator, touch the ground.
Alligator, alligator dance on your toes.
Alligator, alligator touch your nose.
Alligator, alligator, jump up now.
Alligator, alligator take a bow.
Alligator, alligator, stomp your feet.
Alligator, alligator, take your seat.

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

Craft: We colored a alligator face template and made paper bag alligator puppets.

Literacy tip of the week: Do crafts with your child as much as possible. It is a great way to develop the fine motor skills they will need for writing!

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