Sunday, October 25, 2009

Storytime Session II, Week One: Monsters!

Yay! Storytime session II is about to start. I'm looking forward to seeing all my old friends and making new storytime friends. This week's theme is Not-So-Scary-Monsters. Halloween can be a tricky time for your preschoolers: on one hand it's fun to dress up and it's exciting and there's free candy. On the other hand your child is likely still not able to separate real from fantasy so seeing people behind masks of any sort and scary costumes can cause fear and trepidation. With that in mind, I will make our "Monster" storytime low-key.

This Week's Books:
Up Pop the Monsters, 1,2,3, by Carla Dijs
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
Go Away Big Green Monster, by Ed Emberley
Jeremy Draws a Monster, by Peter McCarty
Leonardo, The Terrible Monster, by Mo Willems
Glad Monster, Sad Monster, by Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda
Go To Bed, Monster, by Natasha Wing, ill. by Sylvie Kantorovitz
My Friend, the Monster, by Eleanor Taylor
When a Monster is Born, by Sean Taylor and Nick Sharratt
Under the Bed, by David Wood and Richard Fowler

This Week's Music
Monster Mash, by Andrew Gold and Linda Ronstandt
Monster Boogie, by Laurie Berkner
Monster Lullaby, by The Family Arts Theater

This Week's Action Rhymes:
1 Monster, monster, turn around.
Monster, monster, touch the ground. Monster, monster, reach up high. Monster, monster, squint your eyes. Monster, monster, show your teeth. Monster, monster, stamp your feet.

2 Monster, monster, under the bed, You should go somewhere else instead! Go, Monster, go! Go, Monster, go! Go, Monster, go, go, go!

Plus a dotted monster craft and a game. See you there!

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