"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

19 February 2016

Storytime: Little Red Riding Hood

I am amazed at the wide variety of Little Red Riding Hood stories that are available. I read five books during my storytime, all of which were variations on the standard Little Red Riding Hood story, and I had over a dozen other books on display for parents to check out as well. I think this first book is one of my favorites, because the Little Red character is male and he convinces the wolf that ginger ale is tastier than grandmothers.

Opening Rhyme: Open them, Shut them

Book: Little Red: A Fizzingly Good Yarn by Lynn Roberts

Song: "If You’re Happy and You Know It"

Book: Little Red Cowboy Hat by Susan Lowell

Rhyme: Five Little Wolf Pups
Five little wolf pups were playing in the sun.
This one saw a rabbit, and he began to run.
This one saw a butterfly, and he began to race.
This one saw a cat, and he began to chase.
This one tried to catch his tail, and he went round and round.
This one was so quiet, he never made a sound.

Book: Little Red’s Riding 'Hood by Peter Stein

Rhyme: This Little Wolf
This little wolf liked to howl
This little wolf preferred to growl
This little wolf was panting to play
And this little wolf was happy all day!
How many wolves are there? 1-2-3-4

Book: Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf by Rachael Mortimer

Song: "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes"

Book: Super Red Riding Hood by Claudia Davila

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft:  For our craft, I found this copy of the story plus puppets. I gave the kids craft sticks as well so their puppets could be stick puppets, and the kids enjoyed coloring these puppets however they wanted. One little girl even gave Little Red a green face, "because she's the Hulk's girlfriend."

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