June 18th storytime: Gettin' Buggy

Eek!  We got buggy with it today at storytime, as we read and sang about bugs.   Our early literacy skill of the day was vocabulary.

Songs and fingerplays: (see song page for more information)

storytime song, open shut them, a hunting we will go, creepy crawly caterpillar, spider on the floor, here is the beehive, alphabet song, Simon Says


butterfly butterfly


I Love Bugs

Spider on the Floor

Literacy info to adults:

aside #1: We talked about the early literacy skill vocabulary, which is knowing the specific names for objects and concepts

aside #2: Having a large vocabulary, knowing the names of things, is one of the skills children need when they later learn to sound out words.  Books give us different words that those we use in conversation or that are on television, so choose a wide variety of books to read to your child.

aside #3:  Prompting children to act out the meaning of words provides them with a fun and active way to learn new words and to practice their vocabulary skills (like pointing out objects and body parts during the reading and singing of Spider on the Floor)

Lane Library book information

I Love Bugs

Spider on the Floor

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