Storytime Recap: Take a Trip

by on May 31st, 2015

As I did storytime on both Wednesday and Saturday this past week, this is a combined recap of both storytimes. With summer vacation just around the corner, both days were all about travel and taking trips. As usual storytime began with our welcome song “Clap Everybody and Say Hello.”  I talked about taking trips and how I take a short trip every day by biking to work. Then I read our first book Bear on a Bike by Stella Blackstone. I asked everyone to join me in reading by responding every time I read “Where are you going bear?” with “Please wait for me!” By running my finger under their response, I encouraged print awareness, or knowing that the words we say correspond to words on the page.

Then we sang the song “The Wheels on the Bus” following the words by Raffi.

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All ’round the town

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish….
The driver on the bus goes ‘move on back’….
The people on the bus go up and down….
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep….
The baby on the bus goes ‘whaa whaa whaa’….
The parents on the bus go ‘shh, shh, shh’….

Next we read one of my favorite books How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman. The story takes baking from scratch to an absurd extreme, following the baker across the world in search of the freshest ingredients.

I followed this story with an action rhyme about ariplanes

Airplanes fly in the sky, zoom zoom!  (zoom arms around)
Airplanes fly in the sky, zoom zoom!  (zoom arms around)
Round and round the airplanes go  (arms out, spin around)
Flying high, flying low  (arm up high, then down low)
Shhh… I think I hear one  (finger to lips, then cup ear)
ZOOM! (zoom arm from one side to the other)

Our final book of the day, Lately Lily by Micah Player was a more reflective story about a young girl’s experiences as she travels with her parents.

As a nod to our movie we finished up with another action rhyme, “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom (rub hands together, back and forth while pointing them up in the air)
We’re going to the moon.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom (rub hands together, back and forth while pointing them up in the air)
We’re going to the moon.

If you want to take a trip, (wave hand towards yourself)
Climb aboard my rocket ship. (make stepping motions)

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom (rub hands together, back and forth while pointing them up in the air)
We’re going to the moon.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, (hold 5 fingers up and count down)

Blast off! (jump up)

Our movie was La Luna, a Pixar short film, which was mostly wordless and completely beautiful.

Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays will take a break starting June 10th, as we have Stories in the Park at Willow Creek Park through the end of July. Hope to see you there!

 

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