August 13th storytime: teddy bear picnic

We invited our teddy bears on a library picnic today at storytime. Our early literacy skill of the day was narrative skills.

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

storytime song, open shut them, little bear dancing, bear went over the mountain,  Simon Says


colors of Brown Bear Brown Bear (retelling of the story), teddy bear teddy bear, dress teddy for summer, going on a bear hunt, feed the bear puppet


Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?

Literacy info to adults:

aside #1: Narrative skills are the ability to describe things and events and tell stories. Good narrative skills lead to good reading comprehension.

aside #2: Being able to talk about and explain what happens in a story helps a child understand the meaning of what he or she is reading.

aside #3: Narrate your day, talk about some of the things you are doing. For example, say “First we‘ll buy this pancake mix, then we’ll go home and then we’ll make pancakes.” This helps children understand that stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Lane Library book information:

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?

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