Last we had a visit from 2 Kindergarten classes wanting a library visit to go along with what they were currently learning about — animal habitats. Here’s what I put together.
MOVEMENT: My Wiggles*
MOVEMENT: Hi, My Name is Jo*
MOVEMENT: “Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi
MOVEMENT: Grandma’s Spectacles*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: Listen to Our World by Bill Martin Jr & Michael Sampson, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Book: Over in the Grasslands On an African Savanna by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Jill Dubin
Book: Where To, Little Wombat? by Charles Fuge
Book: In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
DVD: “In the Small, Small Pond” from Antarctic Antics …and More Hilarious Animal Stories
Books: Looking Closely series by Frank Serafini
HOW IT WENT:
At first I was a little hesitant about the theme, but as I started looking around for books on the topic I warmed up to it. I used Welcome Home, Bear first, because it focused on a lot of different habitats, then for the rest of the storytime I focused in on single ones: the rainforest, the forest, and the meadow.
The kids LOVED Looking Closely in the Rainforest and had a lot of fun guessing what things were. I just read the large type on these, and not every detail about the animals/plants, etc. I would use these again.
The video wasn’t the best choice, I think the kids may have been a little bored with it.
ATTENDANCE: First Group: 32 Second Group: 34 (adults and children)
PRESENTED: Wednesday, October 18