Thursday, May 16, 2013
Toddler Story Time: Cats
We had so much fun reading about, singing about, and acting like CATS! We started by learning a finger rhyme called "Kittens" from the book Hand Rhymes by Marc Brown. Then we read Cat Tales by Mitchell Hall about cats who get their words all mixed up! They're so silly! Then we sang "When cats get up in the morning" with Miss Nina and we were able to make all sorts of fun animal sounds. We all read Have you seen my cat? by Eric Carle together to try to figure out where the little boy's cat had gone. Then we watched a video of Eric Litwin performing the book Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes. What a groovy, cool dude that Pete the Cat is! We had so much fun singing and helping tell the story with Mr. Eric! Our last story we read was Cat Secrets by Jeff Czekaj which told about all the things that cats love to do. We ended with our good-bye song and a few meows to top it all off!
We had some special guests from the school district come to visit us during our story time, too. They filmed our time together, and asked a few parents and children to share why story time at Meadow Wood is a part of their week. It was so nice to hear that everyone is enjoying the time we spend together. It truly is the highlight of my week! I love seeing moms, dads, and other caregivers bringing their little ones to instill a love of reading in them at such a young age. (I will update with a link to our video segment once they publish it very soon!)