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Storytime with Ms. Katie-- January 13-17, 2014

Preschoolers, Toddlers, InfantsRachel Kohl1 Comment

Last week's storytime theme was all about cats! I had originally planned for the Preschoolers and Infants but with the cancellation of Dance Me A Story, I had to quick put together a Toddlers storytime. Not difficult -- just a combination of books from the Preschoolers and the Infants.

Don't forget to join us at the Rachel Kohl Library for storytime! Anyone is welcome to join us!

Toddler Time
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
18 months–3 years old

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
3–5 years old

Infant Storytime
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Birth–18 months

The Books:

Preschool Storytime:

  • Hans and Matilda by Yokococo
  • Kitten's First Full Moon by Keven Henkes
  • Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup
  • Top Cat by Lois Ehlert

Toddler Storytime:

  • I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec
  • Kitten's First Full Moon by Keven Henkes
  • Cat & Mouse by Ian Schoenherr
  • Top Cat by Lois Ehlert

Infant Storytime:

  • Cat & Mouse by Ian Schoenherr
  • Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to Sleep? by Bill Martin Jr.
  • If You See A Kitten by John Butler
  • I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec

Flannel Board Stories

We also did two flannel board stories -- Little Cat & Five Little Kitties.

The Little Cat flannel board is a finding game. I printed out and laminated five different kinds of hats and one (slightly larger than the hats) cat. This way even the little ones can see him poking out and guess. Then the kids and I chanted "Little Cat, Little Cat, Are you under the _____ hat?". We then looked under each hat for the cat.

I found this cute, easy, attention grabbing flannel board on Storytime Katie.

The Five Little Kitties flannel board is another fun one. For this one, I printed out brightly colored, drawn cats and large nickles.

It's a repetitive, counting story.

Down around the corner at my mom's pet store
were five little kitties, and not one more.
Along came someone with a nickel to pay
and they bought the little kitty and they took it away.

It then counts down to four, three, two, one, all the kitties have homes! I would then replace each kitty with a nickel. With the Preschoolers, I then explained that a nickel is worth 5 cents and we then counted by 5s.

I found this flannel board on Mel's Desk.

Bonus Songs!

I've recently discovered Jbrary and I am now kind of obsessed. This week we learned "I'm A Little Kitty" to the tune of "I'm A Little Teapot". This song was really fun with the Preschoolers and Infants (it would probably have been fun with the toddlers except it was a huge group this week & proved hard to wrangle in). I may have also given a little scare to one innocent infant.