"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

29 April 2016

Storytime: Llamas

Opening Rhyme: Open them, Shut them

Book: In the Llama Yard by Patricia Stockland

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

Book: The Littlest Llama by Jane Buxton

Rhyme: Happy Llama, Sad Llama
Happy llama, sad llama
Totally rad llama
Super llama, drama llama
Big, big mama llama

Camel; nice camel.
Happy camel, sad camel
Totally rad camel
Super camel, drama camel,
Big, big mama camel.

Moose, fish, turtle.

Book: Chico the Brave by Dave Horowitz

Book: Maria had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

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

Book: Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft: Clothespin Llamas! I did this for a couple of reasons. First, it required no purchase of extra materials - we already had clothespins and paper and markers available at the library. Second, using clothespins helps small children with their fine motor control, and most of the children at my storytime put more than the requisite two clothespins on their llamas, which was fine by me. The more they take those off and put them on, the stronger their fingers are, which will make so many aspects of school - writing, cutting, etc. - much easier for them. 

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