Storytime Theme: Birthdays

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Books --

Jenny's Birthday Book by Averill, Esther JE
Don't you Remember? by Clifton Lucille JE
Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack JE

Story Extensions

  • Birthday song sung to "Skip to my Lou", "Mary had a Little Lamb", and "Oh, what a Beautiful Morning"
  • Song j 784.4 Sally Go Round the Sun "If You're Happy" by Edith Fowke
  • Mother goose rhyme: Pat-a-Cake
  • Fingerplays: Birthday candles Ring a Ring O'Roses
    • Look in folder for rhymes

Arts and Crafts

Cake with candle coloring sheet.

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills