Thursday, April 24, 2014

Story Time Review

Flutter and fly into Story Time

This final week of our Story Time session we focused on bugs. We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd, The Apple and the Butterfly by Mari Lela, Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian by Margarita Engle, Lady Bug on the Move by Richard Fowler, and Alpha Bugs by David A. Carter. Surprisingly, the favorite book of the week was the wordless book The Apple and the Butterfly. It describes how a worm gets into an apple, how it gets out and the general life cycle of a moth. This deceptive book looks so simple but is fascinating it show the changing seasons and lots of other details one might miss if not studying the pictures closely.

We Used the CD Tiny Tunes by Carole Peterson to play the song Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar and I am a Butterfly. I pre-cut some fabric to have the children hold in each hand to make "butterfly wings" as we danced around the room. If you had scarves you could use them for this simple activity. Continuing our butterfly theme, we water color painted some die-cut parts for a butterfly and glued them to a mask for our craft.

Our take home page also featured butterflies to trace, to practice our pre-writing skills.

Next session registration is June 3rd at 10:30 a.m.

See you then!
Michele Schumann, Children's Librarian

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