FORT BEND COUNTY LIBRARIES First Colony Branch Storytime: Reptiles INTRODUCTION: Welcome to Story Time! We encourage caregivers to participate with the children during the program. Each week we will focus on one of the six Early Literacy Skills that are necessary for children to acquire before they learn to read. Please take this sheet home and during the coming week discuss the story time theme, read together, and perform the songs and fingerplays with your child to reinforce this week’s skill, Print Awareness. WARM UP: “Wake Up Warm Up” from the CD “Preschool Aerobic Fun” by Kimbo Educational. BOOK: TURTLE SPLASH! COUNTDOWN AT THE POND by Cathryn Falwell FLANNELBOARD RHYME: “Five Lazy Lizards” Five lazy lizards creeping around the floor, One chased a flea – then there were four. Four lazy lizards climbing up a tree, One fell down – then there were three. Three lazy lizards looking for something to do, One went to get a drink – then there were two. Two lazy lizards sleeping in the sun, One woke up and crawled away – then there was one. One lazy lizard not having any fun, He went away and now there are none. BOOK: A COLOR OF HIS OWN by Leo Lionni ACTION SONG: “Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill from the CD, “Irrational Anthem” BOOK: LIZARD’S HOME by George Shannon ACTIVITY RHYME: “Two Silly Snakes” Two silly snakes lying on a log, (Hold up both pointer fingers) One named Billy, one named Bob. (Wiggle one finger, then the other) Slide away Billy, slide away Bob. (Hide one finger, then the other) Come back Billy, come back Bob. (Bring back one finger, then the other) Two scaly snakes climbing up a pole, One named High, one named Low. Slide away High, slide away Low. Come back High, come back Low. BOOK: BLUE CHAMELEON by Emily Gravett FINGERPLAY: “There Was a Little Turtle” There was little turtle, (Make a fist with thumb sticking out) He lived in a box. (Cup hands together for box) He swam in a puddle, (Wiggle hand for swimming) He climbed on the rocks. (Fingers climb up other fist) He snapped at a mosquito, (Snap fingers) He snapped at a flea, (Snap fingers) He snapped at a minnow, (Snap fingers) And he snapped at me! (Snap fingers) He caught the mosquito, (Clap, gulp) He caught the flea, (Clap, gulp) He caught the minnow, (Clap, gulp) But he didn’t catch me! (Move pointer finger back and forth) BOOK: CAN I PLAY TOO? by Mo Willems EXERCISE: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” CLOSING: “Clap, Tap, Bend” CRAFT ACTIVITY: Parents, craft time is your chance to enjoy your child’s creativity as you watch the craft become whatever the child wants it to be. Take the craft home as a reminder of today’s shared experience and as a cue to retell stories your child heard today.
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