Preschool Storytime- Let’s Explore the Jungle- September 23, 2015

Hi everyone!  This week we will have lots of fun exploring the jungle and learning about all the animals that live in it.

Opening song – So Happy You’re Here Today – by Hap Palmer

Book – Rumble in the Jungle – by Giles Andreae- A collection of poems about animals and a story about a journey through the jungle to hunt for them.

Action Rhyme – “I’m a Giraffe”
I’m a big tall giraffe stretching way up high (reach arms up)
A big tall giraffe, I almost reach the sky (stand on tiptoes)
I eat the leaves from the tallest tress (pretend to eat)
And when I run, I move with ease (pretend to run)
I’m a big tall giraffe stretching way up high (reach arms up)
Way…up…high! (reach on tiptoes)
Credit: Perry Public Library

Flannelboard/Book – Animal Boogie by Debbie Hartner- This lively rhyme soon has young listeners frolicking around, with creatures in the Indian jungle. Children will be eager to join in and copy the animals’ actions.

Book – Jazzy in the Jungle- by Lucy Cousins- Jazzy the lemur and Mama JoJo love to play hide-and-seek in the jungle. As little readers help search for Jazzy – lured by die-cut windows showing glimpses of what’s to come-they also explore a bold new world full of vivid tropical colors and lively jungle creatures.

Book-If You’re Happy and You Know It – Jungle Edition – by James Warhola – A fun, roar-out-loud jungle version of the favorite kids’ song IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT!

Closing Activity- We’re Going on a Tiger Hunt – by Sesame Street

-Miss Ellen