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FAMILY STORYTIMES | A Baker’s Dozen’s Worth of Books, Felts, and More

24 Dec

13 weeks of Family Storytime programming, by theme and week. Use, re-use, and recycle.

Start of the series: The magic of books via Hervé Tullet.

Clap your hands if you’re here for the magic of Storytime! Ready? 1, 2, 3, Let’s Go!

 

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

PDF > JOKES: Jokes About Our Bee Friends

 

The Honeybee and the Robber: A Moving/Picture Book by Eric Carle

PDF > FINGER PLAY: Five Big Bees on a Billygoat’s Knee

PDF > SONGS: Bee Song + Bumble Bee

PDF > SONGS: Bees Here


The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman, illus. by Jack Tickle

PDF > FINGER PLAY: Here Is the Beehive


Be-wigged by Cece Bell

I Love Jerry Bookmarks

MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKMARKS > I LOVE JERRY BEE BOOKMARKS – Word Document Template

Jerry Bee Colouring Sheet

MAKE YOUR OWN COLOURING SHEETS > I LOVE JERRY BEE – FILL IN YOUR STORYTIME – Word Document Template

Bee Stamp


  

Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketterman, illus. by Bonnie Leick

Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: A Lullaby by Jane Yolen, illus. by Kelly Murphy

Taming Horrible Harry by Lili Chartrand, illus. By Bonnie Leick, illus. by Rogé, translated by Susan Ouriou

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: Five Little Monsters

LINK > Week 2: Full Program

 

 

Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton

Man on the Moon: A Day in the Life of Bob by Simon Bartram

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m off to the Moon by Dan Yaccarino

LINK > FLASH CARD STORY: COSMIC PANDA: Introducing Cosmic Panda

LINK > Week 3: Full Program

 

Pouch! by David Ezra Stein

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Eugene Yelchin

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly illustrated by Simms Tabak

LINK > FLASH CARD STORY: COSMIC PANDA: Chapter 2: Reunion at the Double Helix

LINK > Week 4: Full Program

 

 

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin (aka Mr. Eric), illus. by James Dean

OR

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin

Splat the Cat by Bob Scotton

There are Cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

LINK > Week 5: Full Program

 

 

It’s My Birthday! by Pat Hutchins

The Birthday Fish by Dan Yaccarino

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: Ten Little Candles

LINK > Week 6: Full Program

First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

Butterfly, Butterfly: A Pop-up Book of Color by Petr Horáček

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: Slippery Fish

LINK > Week 7: Full Program

 

 

 

Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

Animals Should Definitely NOT Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett, illus. by Ron Barrett

What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: Little Mouse

LINK > Week 8: Full Program

A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

Hugless Douglas by David Melling

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

TAKE AWAYS:

Footprint Penguin Instructions

LINK > Week 9: Full Program

Call Me Gorgeous by Giles and Alexandra Milton

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae  and Guy Parker-Rees

Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra, illus. by J. Otto Seibold

LINK > Week 10: Full Program

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin/Eric Carle

The Wheels on the Bus by Jane Cabrera

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere by Bob Barner

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: The Monkey and the Crocodile

LINK > Week 11: Full Program

On My Walk by Kari-Lynn Winters

Wow! City! by Robert Neubecker

Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

LINK > Week 12: Full Program


Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt

Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino

No, David! by David Shannon

LINK > Week 13: Full Program

 

A Zeal of Zebras by Woop Studios

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Brian Wildsmith’s Animal Gallery by Brian Wildsmith

Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj

Look! A Book! by Bob Staake

Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

The Cow that Went Oink by Bernard Most

Mig the Pig by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins

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FELT BOARD STORY | The Monkey and the Crocodile

3 Dec

A tale from India

 

On an island in the middle of the river grew a tall mango tree.

The fruits of the mango were fat. They were ripe. They sent their irresistible smell to the monkeys that lived by the riverbank.

One young monkey stood and stared sadly at the mango tree. He sniffed the air and whimpered.

A crocodile surfaced in the river. “Ah, friend monkey! I, too, have been wanting some of those delicious mangoes. Suppose we work together, as friends, to get them. I can swim across the river, but I cannot climb a tree. You can climb trees, but you cannot swim. So, jump on my back and I will carry you to the island. You can climb up the tree and eat all the mangoes you want, and throw the rest down to me.”

The happy monkey leaped onto the crocodile’s back and the crocodile swam away from the shore. But when they were no more than halfway to the island, the crocodile dived under the water. The poor monkey clung to the crocodile’s scales and held his breath.

When the crocodile surfaced, the monkey gasped and coughed. “What are you doing, friend crocodile? You know I cannot breathe underwater.”

“I am trying to drown you. Then, after I drown you, I will eat you.”

“Oh dear,” said the monkey. “That is so sad. So very sad. You are going to eat me, but you will not be able to taste my heart. It is the most delicious part of my body.”

“I will eat your heart!” said the crocodile.

“No,” said the monkey. “I don’t think so. You see, I keep my heart in the mango tree. I left it there just last week when I was checking to see if the fruit was ripe.”

“I will take you to the mango tree, and you will climb up and get your heart for me,” hissed the crocodile. “Then I will eat you and your heart.”

“Very well,” replied the monkey, “since you insist.”

The crocodile reached the far shore of the river and the monkey leaped onto the sand and scrambled up the tree. He began eating the ripe mangoes, and for good measure he threw some hard green ones down on the crocodile.

“Come down here!” growled the crocodile.

“Ha!” laughed the monkey. “A crocodile who believes that a monkey keeps his heart in a tree is as foolish as a monkey who calls a crocodile his friend.”

The monkey spent many happy days on the island. But he knew he must find a way to get back across the river to his home.  Around and around the island swam the crocodile, still very angry.

The monkey went down to the sandy shore where the river was very narrow. Soon enough, the crocodile appeared.

“I guess I might as well give up,” said the monkey sadly. “I can’t get back across the river, the mangoes are all gone, and I shall soon die of starvation.”

The crocodile licked his crooked lips.

“So I might as well let you eat me,” continued the monkey. “Open your mouth and I will jump in.”

The crocodile opened his mouth.

“Get just a little bit further back from the shore, so I can make a good final leap,” called the monkey.

The crocodile backed up.

“Now open your mouth wide, wider, wider . . . so wide that you even have to close your eyes.”

The crocodile opened his jaws as wide as they would go and scrunched his eyes shut. Monkey made a stunning leap . . . over the crocodile’s mouth, landing on his back, and with one more bound he was back on the bank of the river with his family and friends.

Directions

Colour the monkey and the crocodile on both sides. Cut the crocodile’s mouth on the dotted line. When he opens his mouth at the end of the story, take the two parts of his mouth and separate them, making him open wide. Cut four or more mangoes and colour them orange (or use orange felt). Place them on the tree, and place the tree to the left of the felt board at the beginning of the story. When the monkey eats the mangoes, remove them from the board. The monkey begins the story standing on a small bit of sandy shore at the right of the felt board.

The Tale from India:

The Monkey and the Crocodile: A tale from India – PDF

The Felt Board Story:

FELT BOARD STORY: The Monkey and the Crocodile – A tale from India – PDF

ARCHIVES | PDF + Word Document Files

29 Nov

PDF files from Guybrarian to you > feel free to print + share + spread the silliness!

PDF > FELT BOARD STORY: Ten Little Candles

PDF > FELT BOARD STORY: Little Mouse

PDF > FINGER PLAY: Here Is the Beehive

PDF > JOKES: Jokes About Our Bee Friends

PDF > Rhymes and Songs

PDF > ACTION! Zoom Zoom Zoom

PDF > BIBLIOGRAPHY: A Selection of CANADIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE by JUDITH SALTMAN

PDF > FOLK TALE: The Monkey and the Crocodile

PDF > FELT BOARD STORY: The Monkey and the Crocodile

PDF > SONG + RHYMES: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic, etc.

PDF > CLOSING SONG: I Love My Library

PDF > RHYMES: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Complete Verses)

PDF > FINGER PLAY: Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle

PDF > Five Little Monsters

PDF > INSTRUCTIONS: How Not to Take Care of a Baby

PDF > POEM + FLASHCARDS: “The Moon Game” + The Phases of the Moon

PDF > FLASHCARDS: Cosmic Panda

PDF > FLASHCARDS: “Hello, Robots” – Meet the 4 Robots

PDF > SONGS: The Alphabet Song

PDF > RHYME: Thirty Days Hath September

PDF > FELT BOARD STORY: Slippery Fish

PDF > RESEARCH ARTICLES: For Some Kids, a Book Is Just an iPad That Doesn’t Work

PDF > RESEARCH ARTICLES: For Their Children Many E-Book Fans Insist on Paper

PDF > FINGER PLAY: 5 Little Monkeys

WORD DOCUMENT TEMPLATE > MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKMARKS: I Love Jerry Bee Bookmarks

WORD DOCUMENT TEMPLATE > MAKE YOUR OWN COLOURING PAGES: I Love Jerry Bee – Fill In Your Storytime 

PDF > FINGER PLAY: Five Big Bees on a Billygoat’s Knee

PDF > SONGS: Bee Song + Bumble Bee

PDF > SONGS: Bees Here

PDF > FINGER PLAY: 5 Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

PDF > FLASHCARDS: Circle Square Triangle Rectangle Diamond Heart

PDF > FLASHCARDS: Circle Square Triangle

PDF > FLASHCARD: Cosmic Panda Character Card

PDF > STICK PUPPETS: Cosmic Panda – Main Characters for Chapters 1 + 2

PDF  > COLOURING SHEET: Cosmic Panda – Fill in the Stars

PDF > OPENING SONG: So Happy You’re Here by Hap Palmer

PDF > RHYME: Monsters Here!

 

PDF > JOKES : Jokes About Our Monster Friends

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