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ABC Storytime: B is for...

Here’s the next installment of the ABC Storytime, featuring some great new “B” books. Enjoy.

The Letter B

Book: Grumpy Bird, by Jeremy Tankard

Fingerplay: “Two Little Dicky Birds”
Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall,
One named Peter, one named Paul.
Fly away, Peter; fly away Paul;
Come back Peter; come back Paul.
(With hand motions according to the words.)

Book: Dog and Bear, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Song: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, show your shoe.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, I love you.
(With hand motions according to the words.)

Book: Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin, illustrated by Eric Carle

(Some call-and-response or singing or pausing to identify the animals can make this book more participatory.)

Book: Ha Ha, Baby! written by Kate Petty, illustrated by Georgie Birkett

Song: “Rock-a-Bye Baby”
Rock-a-bye Baby
On the tree top
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall
And down will come Baby
Cradle and all.
(Kids can rock pretend babies or stuffed animals.)

Book: Bounce, written by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Scott Menchin

(Then let the kids bounce on out.)


Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves said...

too funny. great picks!

Cathy said...

ABC Storytime is a wonderful feature. I'm looking forward to reading your suggestions for the rest of the alphabet. I wrote about it on my blog, Bookmaking With Kids. And in a subsequent post or two, I'll be writing about bookmaking projects focusing on the ABCs.

Gretta said...

Our kids love Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see and now they can read it to their younger cousins.

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