July 30th storytime: bath time

There was lots of splooshing and galooshing (not to mention scrub a dubbing) today in storytime as we read and sang about taking a bath. Our early literacy skill of the day was phonological awareness.

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

storytime song, open shut them, this is the way we take a bath, 1 little 2 little bubbles, head shoulders knees and toes, tail of the pig goes round, alphabet song, Simon Says


dance with scarves to Bubble by Mommie, thumbs up rhyming game



Squeaky Clean

Literacy info to adults:

aside #1: Phonological awareness is the first component that supports the development of reading skills. It is the ability to hear and work with the spoken language, or the smaller sounds that make up words.

aside #2: Singing improves phonological awareness by breaking words into sounds and syllables, this helps children learn the correct letter sounds that are so important for speech and reading. One great way to have fun with singing is by adapting familiar songs and rhymes.

aside #3: When you read rhyming books aloud, pause before the last word in a rhyme and let the children guess what that word might be. Don’t worry if your children don’t guess the first few times. Books that allow children to participate in this way are great books for developing phonological awareness.

Lane Library book information


Squeaky Clean

Bubble by Mommie–from the cd Mommie’s Dearest

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