Virtual Storytimes

For our first week of Tuesday Tales, we will be using the theme of transportation to talk about different movements and sounds!

Questions to think about: What are vehicles?What are some different type of cars and trucks that you see on the road?How do you travel from place to place? Airplane? Bike? Car? Boat?

Materials: A comfy reading spot and Song sheet:( https://docs.google.com/…/1eM8SAAL_6ZZ-KrPfhi6SIJG2zW…/edit… )

For our second week, we will be using the theme of dinosaurs to discuss and practice different sounds and movements!
Materials:
o A comfy reading spot
o Scarf or dish towel
o Songs & Rhymes
o Playdoh
o Dinosaur toys (if you have any)

Here are the songs and rhymes that you and your child will enjoy for this week’s storytime: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WJGSeruwmZ9T_cLnkHVf9ZK6fSXvtibPTI04GfV5gTo/edit?usp=sharing

For our third week, we will be using the theme of emotions and feelings. Sometimes feelings are hard to explain to little ones or it is hard for little ones to verbalize their feelings to an adult, that is why reading books to children about emotion and feelings can help a great deal. These emotions can range from happy or sad to worried or frustrated. Join Miss Vanessa for stories, songs, and craft ideas.

Suggested Materials:
o A comfy reading spot
o Songs & Rhymes
o Bubbles (if you have any)

Here are the songs and rhymes that you and your child will enjoy for this week’s storytime: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OXFazGoOkZxbgGtQpWijVI5wmTyMaiZagk3DjzyHJFs/edit?fbclid=IwAR1o23ORVLZIHMgaZ4I5AZ12TZ0b8l-V1iybKYin89fe5gDA3y_HgkpzG8A

3-2-1 Blast off! It’s almost impossible not to be awed by Space. Right? For our final week, we will be sharing stories and songs all about Space 🚀Suggested materials:
o A comfy reading spot
o Songs & Rhymes

Here are the songs and rhymes that you and your child will enjoy for this week’s storytime:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WRg204o4h_uR1etDaqwk6q1UU26AUwpeJnjx0KHbHD8/edit?usp=sharing

Check out Miss Sara’s April storytimes below:

  • Week 1: Bears: We read “Bear Says Thanks” and “Bear’s Loose Tooth” by Karma Wilson, with permission from Simon & Schuster. If you do the art making at the end of the video, feel free to share a picture by emailing it to sara.mcguire@wlnonline.org or posting it on our Facebook page. We can then add it to our front desk picture frame!
  • Week 2: Mo Willems: We read a couple of Mo Willems’ Pigeon books. (Thank you Mo Willems for letting libraries and educators share your stories during this time!) If you want to do some art making with me to go along with these stories, you can have a couple things with you:- A piece of paper (any kind will do)- Crayons or markers.We will be doing a drawing of a cookie for Mo Willems’ Duckling. If you do the art making at the end of the video, feel free to share a picture by emailing it to sara.mcguire@wlnonline.org or posting it on our Facebook page. We can then add it to our front desk picture frame! Also, check out the video description on the YouTube page for links to cookie recipes and other things to do at home.
  • Week 3: Spring: We read Planting a Rainbow and Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert. Here are some things you can have with you to make a Lois Ehlert inspired butterfly:- A piece of white paper- Scraps of colorful pieces of paper or whole pieces of colorful paper that can be cut up- Kid scissors- White glue or glue stick (you can substitute tape if you don’t have glue at home)- Crayons or markers. Check out some of Miss Sara’s seedlings and make a butterfly of your own. If you do the art making at the end of the video, feel free to share a picture by emailing it to sara.mcguire@wlnonline.org or posting it on our Facebook page. We can then add it to our front desk picture frame!
  • Thank you Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for letting educators share your books during this time!
  • Week 4: Friendship: We read The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, by Dan Santat and Not Quite Narwhal, by Jessie Sima. Since both of these books are about friendship, here are a couple of things you can have with you during storytime: 1. A reading buddy (this can be someone special or a stuffed animal or other toy you want to have with you while we share our stories) 2. Paper and crayons, colored pencils, or markers so you can draw a picture for your friend. If you do the art making at the end of the video, feel free to share a picture by emailing it to sara.mcguire@wlnonline.org or posting it on our Facebook page. We can then add it to our front desk picture frame! Thank you Simon & Schuster and Dan Santat for letting us share your stories!)
  • Week 5: Mo Williems: We read a couple MO WILLEMS stories: Waiting Is Not Easy! and Today I Will Fly! Here are a couple of things you can have with you: Paper for drawing, Crayons, markers, and/or colored pencils. If you have a printer at home, these are fun Mo Willems activity pages for you to keep creating stories at home! Check them out here
  • If you do the art making at the end of the video, feel free to share a picture by emailing it to sara.mcguire@wlnonline.org or posting it on our Facebook page. We can then add it to our front desk picture frame!