Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Rhyme Time Storytime 3/7/17 and 3/8/17

Books read:
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

ASL Sign of the Week: Farm

Clap, Clap, Clap (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, from Perry Public Library)
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me,
Clap your hands, let me see,
Clap them now with me!
(other verses: tap your knees, shake your feet, touch your shoulders)

Game: If it rhymes, jump

Red, red, red (from Storytime All Stars)
Red, red, red, touch your head.
Blue, blue, blue, touch your shoe.
Brown, brown, brown, touch  the ground.
Black, black, black, touch your back.
Pink, pink, pink, give a wink.
Gray, gray, gray, shout hooray!

This is Big (from Mel's Desk)
This is big, big, big. (arms wide)
This is small, small, small. (bring arms together)
This is short, short, short. (crouch down)
This is tall, tall, tall. (reach high)
This is fast, fast, fast. (run fast)
This is slow, slow, slow. (run slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes. (shake head yes)
This is no, no, no. (shake head no)

Roly Poly (from Reading with Red)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, (roll hands)
Up Up Up! (lift hands high)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly (roll hands)
Down Down Down! (stomp feet)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly,  (roll hands)
Clap Clap Clap! (clap hands)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, (roll hands)
Lap Lap Lap! (touch lap)   

Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny (from Sunflower Storytime)
Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Turn around.
Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny,
Touch the ground.

Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny,
Find your nose.
Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny,
Dance on your toes.

Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Jump up now.
Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Take a bow.

Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Arms up high.
Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Touch the sky!

Craft: We decorated a printout of a barn with yarn.

Literacy tip of the week: Rhyme is an important element in children's books and songs. Hearing and repeating two words that sound alike in a story helps teach that words are made up of smaller parts. It will even help your child learn to sound out words as they get older.

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