Before we were interrupted by the blizzard, during week 2 of storytimes the 2s, 3s, and 4s were celebrating Chinese New Year with a fire-breathing dragon craft, while the 4, 5, and 6 year-olds were reading books of love and making book-page valentines. Both are very cute and worth a look-see into the storytime room to check them out.
While celebrating Chinese New Year the kids and I danced around to this song (set to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Little dragons dance and prance, dance and prance, dance and prance
Little dragons dance and prance on Chinese New Years Day
Little dragons hop, hop, hop
Little dragons twirl around
Little dragons go to sleep
Books shared this week include:
Dragon Dancing, by Carole Schaeffer
Dragon Dance, by Joan Holub and Benrie Huang
The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch
The Pet Dragon, by Christoph Niemann
Never Too Little to Love, by Jeanne Willis, I'll. by Jan Fearnley
Valentine Frineds, by April Jones Pierce
In Week 3 some of the "love" books will make an appearance in Ms. Patty's storytimes and some of the "dragon" books will show up in Ms. Eileen's storytimes as we swap themes.