Preschool Storytime: Cats

Today we had a “purr”fect preschool storytime full of fantastic felines!

To find any of the these books in the library catalog, just click on the cover picture.


Books We Shared

After singing our welcome song and doing some jumping, we settled down to read our first book, Dog in Charge by K.L. Going.  A book with laughs on every page, this tells the story of a dog who is supposed to watch over the cats while the family is out — but the cats are determined to make mischief.  Will Dog ever be left in charge again?    We followed this up with the Caldecott Award-wining Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes.  In this beautifully illustrated book, Kitten is determined to catch the bowl of milk in the sky — the moon.

http://catalog.cityofpasadena.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1376G8295O215.152159&profile=pcent&uri=link=3100007~!1229612~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=browse_search_page&menu=search&ri=5&source=~!horizon&term=Dog+in+charge+%2F&index=PALLTI    http://catalog.cityofpasadena.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1376G8295O215.152159&profile=pcent&uri=link=3100007~!762532~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=browse_search_page&menu=search&ri=3&source=~!horizon&term=Kitten%27s+first+full+moon+%2F&index=PALLTI


Flannelboard Story

We got some singing in with a flannelboard based the bestselling Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean.

Pete the Cat Flannelboard 


Film We Watched

We watched the video based on Peter McCarty’s Hondo and Fabian, available on the DVD “Arnie the Doughnut –and 4 Other Fantastic Adventure Stories”.

     


Movement

We also did a fun fingerplay you can do at home!

Five Little Kittens
5 little kittens, standing in a row (Hold up five fingers on one hand)
They nod their heads to the children, so. (Bend first knuckle of fingers)
They run to the left (move hand to left)
And they run to the right (move hand to right)
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight. (lift hand up)
Along comes a dog, who’s looking for some fun… (move other fist towards fingers)
MEOW! See those 5 kittens run! (hide fingers behind back)


Continue the Fun

Here are some more fun books to check out — all about cats!

http://catalog.cityofpasadena.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=137F78410NV49.152221&profile=pcent&uri=link=3100007~!892605~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=browse_search_page&menu=search&ri=22&source=~!horizon&term=Mr.+Pusskins+%3A+a+love+story+%2F&index=PALLTI      

 


Children’s Room 8/17/2013


Jennifer Driscoll

Jennifer D. is a Senior Librarian of Youth Services . When she was young, she was once grounded for reading too much. Things haven’t changed much since then and she loves escaping into a good story. When she’s not reading she enjoys watching old musicals, scouring flea markets, taking way too many photos and letterpressing. If she could have any pet she wanted she would have a wombat or a manatee.

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