Today we spent storytime with our friends of the porcine persuasion — pigs! This was a really fun storytime to do, since so many of the books offer instances for interaction.
Books We Shared
For infant storytime, we started things off with a wonderful book by Audrey Wood and Don Wood: Piggies. This is great fun to read with your little one, because the in addition to being a story, it’s also a fingerplay perfect for bedtime or anytime. Next, we read about pig Pepo and chick Lolo in Pepo and Lolo are Friends. Even though Pepo and Lolo are different, and may fight, they will always be friends.
For toddler storytime, our first book showed that random acts of kindness on a farm really do come back around to you in How Kind! by Mary Murphy. We followed that up with a little silliness about Piggy Pie Po from Audrey & Don Wood.
This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy cried,
“Wee Wee Wee” all the way home.
Dickery Dickery Dare,
A pig flew up in the air!
The man in brown
Soon brought him down.
Dickery Dickery Dare.
This nursery rhyme is a fun one to do as a bounce with your baby. Hold your child on your lap, then when the pig flies into the air, lift your child up. When the rhyme says, “brought him down” lower baby back to your lap.
Film We Watched
“Iggy’s Book” from Baby’s First-Word Stories: Nighttime
Iggy wants to read before bed, but it’s too dark in her house! What can she use to brighten things up a bit?
Continue the Fun
Pasadena Public Library has plenty of picks to play with pigs at home as well:
Children’s Room Infant Toddler Storytime 2/4/2014