Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Storytime 5/5/15 and 5/6/15

Books read:
Mommy, where are you? by Leonid Gore
The mommy book by Todd Parr

Other book suggestions:
Does a Kangaroo have a mother too? by Eric Carle
Is your mama a llama? by Deborah Guarino 
Mommy hugs by Karen Katz

ASL Sign of the Week: Mom

If you Love Mommy and You Know It (to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It")
If you love Mommy and you know it blow a kiss. (blow kiss)
If you love Mommy and you know it blow a kiss.
If you love Mommy and you know it then your face will surely show it
If you love Mommy and you know it blow a kiss! 
Additional verses include giving a hug an jumping for joy.

Mama Don't Allow (from Perpetual Preschool)
Mama don't allow no "jumping" around here.
Mama don't allow no "jumping" around here.
I don't care what Mama's going to say,
I'm gonna do it anyway!
Other actions include clapping, spinning, dancing, etc.

Give Mom a Hug (from Storytime Katie)
Roar like a lion, growl like a bear (act like each animal)
Give Mom a hug, show her you care (give hug)
Hop like a bunny, flap like a bird (hop and flap your arms)
Quiet as a mouse now, don’t say a word.

Here We Go Jumping (from Storytime Katie)
Here we go jumping high,
Here we go jumping low.
Here we go jumping around,
That’s how a kangaroo goes.
Here we go jumping fast,
Here we go jumping slow.
Here we go jumping everywhere,
That’s how a kangaroo goes.

Little Heart (from Delta Township District Library Storytimes)
I have a little heart, (place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump(pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump! (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)

Mommy Says (played with our parachute)

We decorated red strawberry cut out with black stickers and torn green paper. We labeled our creations "I love you berry much!" 

Literacy tip of the week: Positive associations of sharing books with a parent help reinforce a child's love of reading.

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