Spring means early morning wake-up calls from birds. As we are groggy and struggling to greet the dawn of a new day, our neighborhood birds are already busy calling, building nests, laying eggs, and having a grand ol’ time. They might annoy us adults when all we want to do is sleep in, but birds are thrilling for little ones! So it’s no surprise that today’s Preschool Storytimes were filled to the brim with energy as our young friends used their imaginations, sang, played, and read!
Here is a look at what we read today:
Home Tweet Home by Courtney Dicmas
Ten brothers and sisters is a lot of siblings. And when they are all stuffed in one tiny nest? That’s more than birds, Peppi and Burt, can bear! So off the brother and sister go to find a more comfortable house for their family. This joyous little book sings the praises of a large family with mystery and laughter. It’s a real “tweet” for families to read together!
Egg by Kevin Henkes
Our storytime friends read their first graphic novel today when Miss Shannon read this gem of a book! Egg is a delightful story told mostly through pictures of three little birds and an egg that just won’t hatch. We won’t spoil the surprise, but even many of our caregivers gasped and laughed at this adorable tale. It’s a must read for little and big kids alike!
During storytime, our preschool friends went searching for birds hidden in our book shelves and flew them to their matching nests. Once all of the birds were safe at home, we counted the number of birds inside each nest too! While after storytime, preschoolers made bird crafts!
Our Preschool Storytime is held regularly at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm on Thursdays. Geared towards children ages 3 to 5, Preschool Storytime offers learning and kindergarten-readiness mixed with fun and exploration. We practice following directions, patience, and taking turns just as we explore our creativity, learn about new subjects, play games, sing, dance, and read too! For future storytime dates, please visit our Events Calendar. We hope to see you soon!