Category Archives: Fingerplays/Songs

Story Time Starter — Black & White

The story time starter for this month is Black & White.  From zebras and skunks to penguins and pandas, this story time theme is great fun for children of all ages!  You can focus on animals that are both black … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Pajama Party

Today’s Story Time Starter is all about pajamas.  There’s something about cold winter weather that makes us all want to hop into our pajamas and have a pajama day.  Along with making us warm and cozy, pajamas also help us … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — I Love My Family!

Thanksgiving is almost here–that means it’s time to start thinking about all the things we are thankful for, and family usually is pretty high up on the list for most of us.  This year, as you gather together, take a … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Scarecrows & Pumpkins

What is big, round, and orange, and a definite sign of fall? A pumpkin, of course! Pumpkins make a great story time topic for fall. From harvesting them from the field to creating jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins are perfect fall book material–and … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Apples

Fall is here!  Although the official first day is still over a week away, you can get a jump start on your celebration by reading stories with your kids about everyone’s favorite fruit–apples. And while you can make some awesome … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Big & Little

One of the best early concept subjects to read about with a child is opposites. Loud or quiet, hard or soft, black or white, opposites present comparisons that can be pointed out and used every day. When considering size, Big … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Ice Cream

Hot summer days almost automatically call for a tasty ice cream cone! Not only is it fun to eat ice cream, it is also fun to read about the cold, creamy treat! What better topic for a story time when … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Bugs

Buggy Bugs and Creepy Crawlies! What is summer without bugs, spiders and centipedes?  Children are fascinated by bugs whether they are up close or at a distance.  Some bugs fly, some crawl, and some even sting.  Bug and spider books … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Cookies

Cookies, cookies, cookies! If there was one thing I really enjoyed eating as a kid (and still do in fact), it was cookies.  Most children do, right?  Not only are cookies yummy, they make an awesome story time topic! Whether … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Frogs & Toads

Ahh, spring! Tiny little buds are appearing on trees and bushes, lawns have gotten green, and the sound of birds fills the air.  Critters that hibernate are beginning to awake and enjoy the warm sunshine.  Frogs and toads would be … Continue reading

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