Bringing you weekly tips and rhyme recommendations you can use to have your own storytime at home.
Children build their vocabulary by hearing new words. Use words that are unfamiliar to your children. Don’t replace words in books that you think they may not understand; just explain them.
When you talk to your child, try to use the word for a specific thing. For example, if you see a dog on the street, call it a dog, but if you know the specific breed, such as cocker spaniel, name it also.
Rain for the flowers, (use hands to make rain)
rain for the trees,
rain made the puddle, (make a puddle with your finger)
that I didn’t see
Splash, splash, splash (stomp feet)
Where are the baby mice? (hide hands behind back)
Squeak, squeak, squeak! (cover mouth and squeak)
I cannot see them,
peek, peek, peek.
Here they come, out of their hole
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Eeeeek!!
Green Says, “Go!”
(Stand up for this rhyme)
Green says go, go, go, go! (run in place)
Yellow says slow, slow, slow, slow. (walk slowly in place)
Red says “STOP,” everybody “Freeze”!
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