Stories we shared
Draw and Tell
No Pets Allowed by Richard Thompson follows a boy named Timmy. Timmy really wants a pet, but no pets are allowed in the small apartment where he and his family live.
This draw and tell is perfect for preschoolers and great for repetitive and chant-along phrases. Toddlers closer to three also enjoyed this story, but this may be too confusing for the very young ones. The older kids–about 1st to 2nd grade–picked up quickly what the end product would be.
Read the full story here.
Film we watched
We watched a film about an alligator taxi, called Monty (from the DVD Crazy Hair Day). The film was based on the picture book by James Stevenson.
“Mini Alligator Bag Puppet”
This small puppet is based on a version of this one from abctech.com. It was redrawn to fit the scale of the small paper bags.
How to make them
1. Color the template
2. Cut out the alligator template
3. Glue the pieces onto a paper bag. I suggest gluing the inside of the mouth first, then the head, body, and finally legs and arms.
Pajama Storytime, Hastings Branch Library 7/8/13. Ages 3-8.
Infant and Toddler Storytimes, Central Library 7/9/13