Monday, January 6, 2014

Wee Read - The Great Big Spider

Early Literacy Tip of the Week:
When playing with your child, make sure to follow his lead. If he isn’t interested in the activity, he probably won’t learn much from it so move on.

Good Morning

Hello, How are You?

The Great Big Spider
--from Lapsit Services for the Very Young II by Linda L. Ernst. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc, 2001.
*Substitute the words "great, big" for "itsy bitsy". Use big arm gestures instead of fingers.

Open Shut Them

Book One
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Tall as a Tree
--I’m a Little Teapot: Presenting Preschool Storytime by Jane Cobb. Vancouver, BC: Black Sheep Press, 1996.

There’s a Spider on the Floor – with puppet

One Elephant Went Out to Play
One Elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day
He had such enormous fun
He called another elephant to come.
Two elephants went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day
They had such enormous fun,
They called another elephant to come…

I Wiggle My Fingers

Book Two
The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Lorianne Siomades 

Humpty Dumpty Up
Humpty Dumpty up,
And Humpty Dumpty down.
Humpty Dumpty left,
Humpty Dumpty right,
Humpty Dumpty all around.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Poor Humpty Dumpty (smiling).

Eyes and Nose
--Storytime Crafts: Crazy Days by Kathryn Totten. Ft. Atkinson, WI: Upstart Books, 2004.

Read Together
Little Miss Muffet by Tracey Campbell Pearson

The More We Get Together

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