Reading Theme – National Library Week (April 2022)

Books we read

The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah Ohora

Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney

The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli

Songs we sang

Clap Them

Clap them, clap them, clap them so

Clap them high

Clap them low

Clap them left

Clap them right

Clap them, clap them, out of sight

Repeat with: shake them, roll them, etc. (I use this song with egg shakers sometimes)

Credit: King County Library System

If You’re a Reader and You Know it

If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands

(shoot hooray, read a book)

Credit: Storytime Katie

I Love it When You Read to Me

Oh, I love it when you read to me,

Read to me, read to me.

Oh,I love it when you read to me,

Please read me some more.

Credit: Jbrary

Flannel Board

Five little books at the library

Five little books as fun as can be

Along came someone to check one out

So many things to read about!

Early Literacy Tip

Read with your child every day and even make it part of a daily routine like before a nap or before bed. When reading to them, if they do not want to read, just stop, and continue later. This enforces positive thinking with reading, and they will be more likely to enjoy reading and become readers later in life.

How it went

This was a great storytime. I love the books I chose, the songs were easy for them to follow and join in on, and the rhyme for the flannel board was simple and the kids love helping me count down from 5. If I were to do anything differently, I would probably do more books in the same colors so we could do a pattern activity or make 10 books so the kids could take turns coming up to take a book back to their seat with them. (They love helping me with the flannel boards)

I am starting to do less themes, but library week is definitely one I will stick with.