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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Naughty or Nice?: Bath Story Time: December 4-5, 2017

Bath Time by Eileen Spinelli
Bears in the Bath by Shirley Parenteau *
Bubble Bath Pirates! by Jarrett Krosoczka *
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood *

Craft: Kid in Bathtub
The children were given a half sheet with a tub on it to color and a die cut person.  After both were colored, the person was slipped into the slit cut along top rim of bathtub.

Literacy Extensions:
- Use the book Bath Time to practice counting.  Have your child count how many toys were put into the tub in the book.
- Have some bubble fun after reading this books.  Either purchase bubble solution or make your own with dish soap and water.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Naughty or Nice? Pets Story Time: November 27-28, 2017

Backhoe Joe by Lori Alexander *
The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny, and Mike by Cynthia Rylant *
My Rhinoceros by  Jon Agee
You DON'T Want a Unicorn by Ame Dyckman

Craft: CD Snail
This week's craft was based on the picture at left.  The children colored a cardstock body cutout.  They then glued tissue paper onto a recycled CD before gluing the body on also.

Literacy Extensions:
- Take a field trip to a pet store.  Discuss why or why not the various animals would make good pets for your family.
- Many pets names make great sight words to learn (i.e. cat, dog, fish, etc.).  Have your child point out those sight words when you are reading a book together.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Naughty or Nice? Play Story Time: November 20-21, 2017

Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons *
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree by Eileen Christelow *
Follow the Leader! by Emma Chichester Clark
Hooray for Today! by Brian Won *
One Busy Day by Lola M. Schaefer

Craft: Five Little Monkeys Picture
Children colored a coloring sheet with a tree and crocodile on it.  They then colored five monkey cutouts and glued them onto the picture.

Literacy Extensions:
- Use the book Come Along, Daisy to talk about safety while in public.  It is a great book for discussing why we need to stay close to our adults.
- Play a game of Follow the Leader. 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Naughty or Nice? School Story Time: November 13-14, 2017

Dinosaur vs. School by Bob Shea *
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School? by Bill Martin Jr. *
Ninja Boy Goes to School by N.D. Wilson *
Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Maryann Kovalski

Craft: School Bus
The children colored a bus cutout and three children cutouts.  The children cutouts could be slid into slots cut at the bottom of the bus windows.

Literacy Extensions:
- If your child has not yet started school, see about taking a tour of their possible future school to familiarize them with the setting.
- If you child does attend school, see if they can tell you the daily schedule of events.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Naughty or Nice? Meals Story Time: November 6-7, 2017

Badger's Fancy Meal by Keiko Kasza
Froggy Eats Out by Jonathan London
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen *
I Will Not Eat You by Adam Lehrhaupt
Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler *
Ten Hungry Pigs by Derek Anderson *

Craft: Triceratops Puppet
Children colored a triceratops head and two feet before gluing onto a paper bag to turn into a puppet.

Literacy Extensions:
- All of this week's books feature animals eating.  Research what these animals really eat by checking out some nonfiction animal books at the library.
- Some restaurants will give tours of their kitchens to groups of children.  Check with your favorite local restaurants and see if they are willing to do this for your child and their friends.

This is the first in a series of story times on being Naughty or Nice.  As you read the stories with your child, have them point out the naughty behaviors and the nice behaviors.

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