Cats and Dogs

TODDLER STORYTIME

I have been out of town for the past few weeks due to a family emergency and have not been at storytime.  😦   Luckily, Ms. Susan was kind enough to fill in, and I’m sure everyone had lots of fun with her!  I’m now trying to catch up and figured that I would post my agendas from the past couple of weeks.

OPENING SONG: Mister Sun

OPENING RHYMES:

BOOK 1: City Animals by Simms Taback
This is  a very fun book that can be used as a guessing game.  Pages unfold into giant pictures of animals . . . and two of the animals included are a dog and a cat.  The entire book is  interactive and brightly colored.  A definite favorite.

FLANNEL RHYME: Hey Diddle Diddle
You can print my clipart file here.
Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

I made this flannel board out of black and white clip art, that I colored and laminated.


BOOK 2:
Some Dogs Do
by Jez Alborough
Can dogs fly?  This book lets us in on the secret that yes, some dogs really do.

SONGS: “Where oh where has my little dog gone” and “Do your ears hang low?”
Using a dog puppet to help sing these songs makes them even more fun – especially if you have one with long ears!

Where oh where has my little dog gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his ears cut short and his tail cut long,
Oh where, oh where can he be?

Bring out dog puppet and sing ‘do your ears hang low? Illustrated actions can be found in Play Rhymes by Marc Brown.

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder,
Like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

BOOK 3: Cleo’s Color Book by Caroline Mockford

CLOSING SONG: We Wave Goodbye Like This

CRAFT: Make a dog-ear headband.  Cut strips of paper to fit around child’s head.  Cut out two long dog ears and attached to paper headband.  Color, decorate and wear – then sing “Do your ears hang low?” again!

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