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  1. 1. Storytime Planning Form Title/Source/Description Literacy Tip/Comments for Parents/Caregiver Content Theme Food is important for a Food healthy body & mid. All beings need food. Reading Pre Readers Readiness Skill Opening The Theme for this The need for food is as Comment/Tip for storytime will be food great for animals as it is Parents for humans. Food is important to keep our bodies healthy. Opening Ritual Roll call; answer with a fruit or vegetable; say the Pledge to the Flag Finger Play Opening 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 (hold up fingers for numbers) Look who came through the door (Point to one child) A and B and C and D (Clap for each letter) Can you say your name for me? (Child tell name. Greet all children this way) Books
  2. 2. 1. Wolfs Chicken Stew 2. Bear Wants More Animals need good healthy food, too. 3. Tops & Bottoms For a healthy body eat a variety of veggies; both tops and bottoms. Fingerplays/ Rhyme 1. Alligator Pie Reputation children love this rhyme. 2. Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold Peas porridge in the pot 9 days old Some like it hot, some like it cold Some like it in the pot 9 days old. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 6, 7, 8, then the next number is 9. Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold Peas porridge in the pot 9 days old Some like it hot, some like it cold Some like it in the pot 9 days old. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 6, 7, 8, then the next number is 9.
  3. 3. Song On top of Spaghetti Eating is important, but this is a way of having On top of spaghetti, fun with food. All covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, When somebody sneezed. It rolled off the table, And on to the floor, And then my poor meatball, Rolled out of the door. It rolled in the garden, And under a bush, And then my poor meatball, Was nothing but mush. The mush was as tasty As tasty could be, And then the next summer, It grew into a tree. The tree was all covered, All covered with moss, And on it grew meatballs, And tomato sauce. So if you eat spaghetti, All covered with cheese, Hold on to your meatball, Whenever you sneeze.
  4. 4. Flannelboard Goldilocks and the Eating a healthy Three Bears breakfast is important, even though you have to go to the neighbors to get it. Puppet Bear puppet – it can be used with books. Closing Ritual Good –bye-song This will let the children Tune: Are You know that it is time to Sleeping? go home. We are leaving We are leaving To our house To our house Today is _____________ Tomorrow is _____________ Have a nice day Have a nice day Closing Repetition of stories, Comments for finger plays and songs Parents/Caregive help pre readers grasp r the first concept of reading. Handouts for The government www.mypyramidlgov is Parents/Caregive recommendations on the a good website for find r daily food groups, this the food groups and other will help parents realize helpful information. the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables as opposed to sugary snacks. • Your content theme should be broad (pets, winter, farm animals).
  5. 5. • You will emphasize one or two reading readiness skill (vocabulary, print motivation, phonological awareness, print awareness, narrative skills, letter knowledge). All programs should address print motivation but you will probably only include one or two other skills in a specific storytime. • An opening and closing ritual frames the program, allowing children to understand that the program is beginning and concluding. Young children also find comfort in routine.Your ritual should be the same for every program, regardless of the storytime theme. • Books, fingerplays, rhymes, songs, and other storytime enhancements should be related to the theme. Select 2-3 books and one or two other storytime enhancements. You will not have all of the enhancements in any storytime; pick one or two that you are comfortable using. • Think about specific points you want to make to the parents; use the terminology of the skill and provide a specific example for the parents/caregiver. Use the “What Can I Say” From Skill to Parent/Caregiver” handout as a guide. • Provide a reinforcing handout for the parents to take home, either one you created or one you printed from another resource. • Be sure to always display related books for checkout and provide time for parents/caregivers and children to interact with books after the storytime program.