Monday, March 31, 2014

Wee Read - We're Going to the Zoo

Early Literacy Tip of the Week:
To keep your baby focused, remove everything that competes with your face and voice. –KT Paxton

Good Morning

Hello, How are You?

Animals Wake Up
Bunnies wake up with a hop, hop, hop.
Horses wake up with a clop, clop, clop.
Cows wake up with a moo, moo, moo.
Roosters wake up with a cock-a-doodle-doo.
Monkeys wake up with a scratch, scratch, scratch.
But I wake up with a yaaaaaaaawn and a stretch.
--Children’s Programming Monthly v. 1 no. 5 pg. 5 by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker

Open Shut Them

Book One
Dotty by Paola Opal

I Went to the Zoo One Day
I went to the zoo one day.
I saw a [lion] across the way.
And what do you think the [lion] did say?
[roar, roar, roar].
Substitute other animals.
--Originally "I Went to the Farm One Day" from Mother Goose on the Loose by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006.

An Elephant Goes Like This and That
An elephant goes like this and that.
(Move on all fours, slowly like an elephant)
He's terribly big.
(Stand up, reach arms high)
And he's terribly fat.
(Stretch arms out to the sides)
He has no fingers,
(Make fists, hiding fingers.)
He has no toes,
(Wiggle toes)
But goodness gracious, what a nose!
(Point to nose)

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
One Gorilla by Atsuko Morozumi

Jump, Jump, Kangaroo Brown
--Babies in the Library by Jane Marino. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2003.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream!

Read Together
Saffy and Ollie by Paola Opal

The More We Get Together

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