I’m going to try to structure each month around a different letter and then each week the stories will all be about a word starting with that letter. October is all about the letter X. I quickly discovered that words that start with X are hard to come by so we’re talking about words that have the letter X in them.
October is going to be a bit spotty as we have a storytime workshop and Spooky Storytime planned so I’m getting X ‘out of the way’ this month.
This week’s word was fix.
Fix This Mess! by Tedd Arnold
Fix It, Sam by Lori Ries
As usual, we played with our felt peices.
The older toddlers liked the books but in general it wasn’t enough to keep everyone’s attention. I need to do more songs and rhymes.
Albert the Fit-It Man by Janet Lord
Fix-It Duck by Jez Alborough
Tools by Taro Miura
This isn’t a great storytime book but it makes a great guessing game!
On the spur of the moment, I decided to try Open, Shut Them. For whatever reason, I’ve been hesitant to use too many songs/rhymes with the preschoolers because I thought they were a bit young. Turns out they liked this! I guess I should try more with them.
Instead of calling out letters for our felt pieces, I laid out the felt backgrounds with letters on them. This allowed the kids to have all the letters out in front of them and work through their felt pile by matching up the letters they had with the letters on the ground. I was a nice change of pace.
I printed up some simple clip art of tools for them to color.
They were mildly interested in the book but liked our guessing game. I should try to do more of them!