Art: Preschool Storytime

Books We Shared

I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry is told mostly from the point of view of the giant quid who boasts proudly of his artistic accomplishments, and makes a “messterpiece” all over everyone else!

Anywhere Artist by Nikki Slade Robinson is about a girl who enthusiastically makes art out of everything she finds in the world around her. Her imagination is full to the brim!

In My Forest is Green by Darren Lebeuf and illustrated by Ashley Barron, a boy shares the many colors, shapes and textures of a “forest” he is creating–which is actually his art corner.

Flannel Board

We did a flannel version of the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle.

Music from CDs We Shared

“Song In My Tummy” from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

“Dancing Scarf Blues” from Dancing Feet by Carole Peterson

“The Dot Song” from Storytime Singalong Vol. 1 by Emily Arrow

Video We Shared

In the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, Vashti is a reluctant artist with a very smart art teacher who shows her that anything can be art.

Continue the Fun

Want more stories about art? Check these out at your Pasadena Public Library branch:

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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