Introducing a new feature here at Story Time with Jen
“Program of the Week”
Each Thursday I’ll be posting my favourite children’s program from the week. It could be a story time program, a school age program even programs for teens. Below the post each week you’ll be able to link up and share your favourite program from the week too! I thought this would be a fabulous way to share ideas.
My program this week: Preschool Story Time
For my preschool story time’s I start with a great book and then build the program around it. I generally use the same songs, and rhymes over the course of a session, but if you’d like me to include them for next week I can.
The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff
Fabulous Flannel Board Source (used for retelling) :
It’s amazing how quickly the children learned “The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff”
For the closing activity for this program we made troll grass heads:
items for decorating
1. Cut the ends of pantyhose (I get pairs from the $ store)
2. Have the kids sprinkle grass seed in the bottom of the pantyhose
3. Add the cotton balls
4. Tie it closed and shape into a head
5. Have the kids decorate.
When the kids get home they can add water to their cup, and place their troll head inside. Put it in a sunny spot. They will love telling you the following week about how their “Troll’s Hair” is growing:)
I’m looking forward to reading about your programs. Link up below and leave a comment.
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers June 5th 2012
Provided by the publisher for review
Red Knit Cap Girl is a little girl with a big dream — to meet the Moon.
Red Knit Cap Girl lives with her animal friends in an enchanted forest. There is so much to see and do, but more than anything Red Knit Cap Girl wishes she could talk to the Moon. Join Red Knit Cap Girl and her forest friends on a journey of curiosity, imagination, and joy as they search for a way to meet the Moon.
Some books lend themselves to reading a loud to large groups in story time and others are perfect for sharing one on one with your little one. Red Knit Cap Girl, is one of those. Quiet, poignant and lovely, the Red Knit Cap Girl seeks the help of her friends who each have their own idea on how to find and speak to the moon. The illustrations are incredible. Created on wood grain the images are colour rich, and full of texture. I especially loved the pages that incorporated text images.-stunning.
The author and illustrator Naoko Stoop has an Etsy shop and a website where she sells lovely note cards and a few other things.
I didn’t realize until I visited her website that she designs my favourite line of note cards that I frequently buy at Chapters.