Beastly Babies

This week is play!

We started with a rhyme called “A Is for Alligator:”

A is for alligator, chomp, chomp, chomp, (open and close arms together)
B is for bunny rabbit, jump, jump, jump, (jump)
C is for circle, going round and round, (spin in a circle)
D is for dizzy and we all fall down! (fall down)

Our first book this week was 1 Big Salad by Juana Medina.


1 Big Salad is an adorable counting book featuring animals made of delicious fruits and vegetables. There’s clementine kitties, romaine dogs, and even radicchio lions (my personal favorite).

Our second book was Beastly Babies by Ellen Jackson and Brendan Wenzel.


Beastly Babies introduces the reader to all kinds of wild baby animals, from pouncing tiger cubs to charging rhinoceros calves. The rhyming text is playful and energetic, and the illustrations are vibrant and full of life. This is the perfect read for any animals lover.

Because our song wouldn’t cooperate this week, after our second book we dismissed to our stations:

  1. Magnet wall with magnetic letters.
  2. Paper, stickers, and crayons.
  3. Play-Doh and cookie cutters.
  4. Foam blocks.
  5. Vet play kit.
    I’m always surprised at how much the kids LOVE the vet kit! Sometimes they’ll spend half their playtime just at the vet kit station. It’s such an fun, easy way to incorporate dramatic play into storytime.
  6. Conveyor belt with pompoms.

Next week is STEM!



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