One of my favorite storytimes to do is colors. I love teaching children about the different colors they can use to make their artwork beautiful. (Plus color signs are really easy to teach the kids)
I love this book because when Liza misbehaves, there is a consequence, but she is able to turn it into a positive and find another way to express her art.
The Crayon Box that Talked is one of my favorite books because it takes a simple crayon box to prove that everyone is special and everyone can eventually get along. What I like to do when I use this book is, I give each child a paper crayon and have them hold it up when each color is mentioned. I usally read it through twice, the first time without the children interacting and then with them playing their parts. It seems to work well. :O)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I really like this book. It's not one that can be used in storytime, but one that an older child can listen to with a parent and they can discuss the book together.
After doing everything he can to get rid of them, but nothing he does works. Finally, the animals of the forest come to his aid and he learns how to get rid of his hiccups.
This is adorable! I love how the other animals are finally able to get rid of monster's hiccups!
In this delightful story we learn that love has no barriers if a dog and a cat can fall in love. . .
This story is way too cute. I love it!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I liked this book as a quick intro into asthma for a child because it shows Peter being allowed to do the same things he could do before his diagnosis. The hand-drawn nebulizer is a wonderful, non-scary introduction to treatment.
I'm Getting a Checkup Today by Marilyn Singer is a delightful book about going to the doctor's office. I enjoyed the rhyming nature of the book and how in each picture a parent is visible as well. I like that the book uses two fonts to differentiate the story from the explanation of doctor tools and furniture. Some of the explanations are rather long though.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I would use this book with 2-3 year olds as an introduction to telling time. I would try to obtain a clock that makes noise so they can associate the chimes of the clock with time as well.