What’s the opposite of loud, fast, happy, and hungry? If you’re unsure have no fear, our preschool storytime friends will gladly tell you! At our opposite-themed storytime, preschoolers explored the fine differences in life through action, animals, and even themselves. Learning and understanding opposites is a key way to grow a child’s vocabulary and understanding of the world. Since opposites are such a key component to literacy success it was a perfect for it our preschool storytime. Throughout today’s sessions children acted out opposites through facial expressions, by going on an “opposite parade” through the library, and by singing songs. Of course, we also read books.
Here is what we read today:
Animal Opposites by Petr Horácek
Learning opposites is filled with interactive fun and wild animals in this book! From slow snail to fast cheetah, heavy hippo to light butterfly, smooth frog to prickly porcupine, children will have a blast exploring the interactive flaps and vivid illustrations. A great choice for introducing opposites to your child, reinforcing vocabulary, or for those children you love who just adore animals.
Alex and Lulu: Two of a Kind by Lorena Siminovich
Alex and Lulu are best friends. But Alex loves soccer and jumping through puddles. And Lulu loves painting pictures and being quiet. If they are so different, can they really be best friends? This sweet tale shows that children can always be friends, even if it seems like they are opposites in every way.
Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson
Bear is big. Mouse is small. But even though they are opposites they are also friends. And so these two friends go for a walk in the quiet woods, find loud friends, and explore a lot more opposites along the way. Through this short story from famed duo Wilson and Karma, children will explore the world of opposites and enjoy a cute story of friendship. This book is a great choice to read to both toddlers and preschoolers!
After storytime, children made their own Hello/Good-bye craft so they can utilize their knowledge of opposites on the go!
Our Preschool Storytime is held regularly at 10:30 AM and 1:30 pm on Thursdays. Please see our Events Calendar for future dates, including our spring storytime line-up. We have in store for our Preschool learners and we hope you’ll visit us one day soon!