“Letter N” preschool storytime

letter n

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Alphabet Monster (with puppet)
I’m the Alphabet Monster
And nothing tastes better
To the Alphabet Monster
Than eating a letter.
Today I will eat an “M” if I may
With the million more letters
I munch every day.
I’m hungry now. What shall I do?
I think I’ll eat a “y” an “o” and a “u” . . . . . . That means YOU!
Source: Storyblocks (adapted)

Book – The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend

Song – “I Know a Chicken” – Laurie Berkner

Robin’s Nest
Way up high, robin flying just so
(flap your wings)
Quick, down low for a worm he must go
(swoop down to the ground)
Fly to the left, fly to the right
(fly in the directions listed)
Fly to your nest, for soon it will be night
(make a nest with hands)
Source: OC Public Libraries

Book – Roar!: a Very Noisy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Noisy and Quiet
Quiet, quiet, not a sound
(making “shushing” motion)
I’m listening as I look around
(cup hand to ear, then over eyes)
No sound as I nod
(nod head)
No sound as I clap
(clap very softly)
No sound as I tap my hands on my lap
(tap very softly)

Noisy, noisy, stamp and clap
Noisy, noisy, stamp and clap
Noisy, noisy, stamp and clap!
All that noise–well fancy that!
Source: Storytime Katie

Noisy Animals Eating
See the Hippopotamus
Eating fruits and weeds
Take a bite, chew it up
Then spit out the seeds
(flick both hands open and shut).

See the very tall giraffe
Eating fruits and trees
Take a bite, chew it up
Then spit out the seeds
See the wrinkly elephant
Eating fruits and weeds
Take a bite, chew it up
Then spit out the seeds

See the wrinkly elephant
Eating fruits and weeds
Take a bite, chew it up
Then spit out the seeds
Source: King County Library System

Book – “Oh, No, George!” by Chris Haughton

Song – “Number Dance” – Mr. Eric

Never Stop
I’m going to blow up this balloon
And never, never, stop.
I’ll blow and blow and blow and POP!
Source: King County Library System

Goodbye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early literacy tip: N is for newspaper! Newspapers are a rich source of learning materials for families and children. If you don’t subscribe to a newspaper, you can use the library’s. Use the newspaper to discuss with the child, and help the child come up with, captions for a picture in a newspaper. You can then compare the actual captions with what the child has created.

  • Teaching Early Literacy by Diane Barone et al

This builds visual literacy (or using pictures and images to communicate) as well as vocabulary and storytelling capabilities!

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