Frog Coloring Page

This fun coloring page was inspired by my grandson. I asked him if he would draw a frog for me and he asked, “Do you want it to be a speckled frog?” The frog has his eyes on the delicious bug flying next to him as he smacks his lips. Watch out little bug! This [...]

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One Frog Sang by Shirley Parenteau

Not that you will want to count all 148 frogs found in the illustrations in this book but it might be fun trying. You will not only  count to 10 but learn to count backwards as well. Let the children become involved by practicing a couple of times with you. This fun picture book is [...]

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Frog in the Kitchen Sink by Jim Post

Your children may laugh hysterically as they watch the googly eyes of the frog and each subsequent character throughout the book. The repetition of sentences makes the book almost like a song that the children seem to like. Each page tells you what NOT to do with a frog and then tells what will happen [...]

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Just Because You’re Mine by Sally Lloyd-Jones

This is a sweet story of a child asking a parent, “Why do you love me?” You could turn the concept around to fit your personal situation, such as, “Why do you like story time?” Get creative and come up with all kinds of reasons, but the most important would be, “Because you are here.” [...]

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I Love You: A Rebus Poem by Jean Marzollo

Now if you really want to let the children get involved with reading with you, try this rebus poem book. As you read this book, let the children fill in where you make a pause. The pictures are very simple and it will be easy for them to “read” along with you. There are not [...]

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Willy the Worm by Christianne C. Jones

I introduced my story time about underground animals by letting the children pull a worm (a piece of yarn) from my “Can of Worms.” We then did an activity about wiggles and let the children wiggle their worms. At the conclusion, each child put his worm back into the can of worms. I asked the [...]

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Hugs and Kisses Story Time

It is really important to get the children’s attention right at the beginning of the story time before you read a story. The following rhyme lets the children make some noise and be a little noisy and then calms them down so you can begin:   Roar like a Lion, growl like a bear, Give [...]

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Groundhog color page

I used this color page when I presented a story time on animal/creatures that live underground. We talked about worms, wombat’s, badger’s and groundhogs. Groundhogs are not the only animals delighted to see spring. That is why the little worm has a smile on his face. You will notice the shadows each of them created. [...]

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Where To, Little Wombat? by Charles Fuge

Wombat’s are animals native to Australia.This was new to me and to the children so it was fun to learn a little about them. They are marsupials, meaning they have a pouch to carry their young in, like a kangaroo, except a wombat’s pouch is on his back. The reason for this is so when [...]

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Badger’s Fancy Meal by Keiko Kasza

There are a few different ways to use this book. I’ll explain each idea: 1) Talk about how badger’s make their homes by burrowing in the ground with their sharp claws. Show a picture of a real badger. Make sure the children understand that burrowing means digging. Share any other interesting fact about badgers that [...]

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Underground Story Time

On the story time module I displayed a “Can of Worms.” Along with a couple of the books I planned to read. As the children came I let each of them choose two “worms” from the can. To begin the story time I did the following activity with the children: I brought a can of [...]

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May I Please Have a Cookie? By Jennifer E. Morris

Teaching good manners is the focus of this great story time book. It is an easy reader book so it does not take long to read. The important thing to remember is to allow the children to explain what is happening in the book. This will reinforce the concept that is being taught. Decide if [...]

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Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? By Bonnie Lass & Philemon Sturges

A familiar playground chant is wonderfully illustrated is this engaging book. Before beginning this story, identify who the skunk is and what his role might be. Explain to the children he is looking for something; he is trying to solve a mystery. As you read through this story, have the children pay particular attention to [...]

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