Spots and Dots – Preschool Storytime

Today’s storytime was all about spots and dots!

Books We Shared

In Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd, Dog is a white dog with one black spot.  But, this day Dog collects many different spots on his adventures!  Have fun with colors and counting in this vibrantly illustrated story.

Press Here by Hervé Tullet is a fun interactive book.  It starts with one yellow dot, but with each page turn you press it, blow it or clap and see what wonderful thing your action has made the dot do.

Flannelboard Story

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a hollow log
Eating the most delicious bugs.
Yum! Yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green speckled frogs.
Ribbit Ribbit!

Other verses:
Count down until there are no more frogs left.




Our movements today were about insects that could have spots.

I’m a Little Ladybug
I’m a little ladybug on the go (fly finger around)
Landing on an arm and then an elbow (touch arm, then elbow)
See me fly around and around your hand (circle hand with finger)
Then watch as on your thumb I land (touch ladybug finger to thumb)

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider (L shape with both hands.  Place thumb of one hand on forefinger of the other)
went up the water spout.   (“walk” your fingers up thumb to forefinger, alternating.)
Down came the rain and (wiggle fingers and bring then downward)
Washed the spider out. (make baseball “safe” motion)
Out came the sun and (hands above head in a circle)
and dried up all the rain. (hands out at side of body)
And the itsy bitsy spider (L shape with both hands.  Place thumb of one hand on forefinger of the other)
went up the spout again. (“walk” your fingers up thumb to forefinger, alternating.)


Film We Watched

“The Most Wonderful Egg in the World” from Giggle Giggle Quack… and more funny favorites. Based on the book by Helme Heine.

Dotty, Stalky, and Plumy are all beautiful hens.  When they can’t figure out who is the most beautiful, they ask the King.  He decides that whoever can produce the most beautiful egg will become a princess.  Who will it be?

 Continue the Fun

Spot some more spots and dots books at your Pasadena Public Library Branch:

Preschool Storytime, Central Library 3/25/2017

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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