This week is movement!
We started by grabbing a pair of rhythm sticks and dancing to”Tap Your Sticks” by Hap Palmer.
Our first story today was Don’t Wake Up Tiger! by Britta Teckentrup. Tiger is sleeping, and the other animals need to get over her to the other side without waking her up. Like Teckentrup’s previous book Get Out of My Bath!, Don’t Wake Up Tiger! is full of action and asks readers to participate in the story by following directions. You have to pet Tiger’s nose, rub her tummy, and even rock the book to lull her back to sleep. The illustrations are gorgeous, with lots of bright colors and the illusion of different textures. The bright shiny balloons actually do have a different, smoother texture than the other illustrations, making it a fun book just to hold and explore.
After our first story, we took a music break and danced to “Jump Up, Turn Around” by Jim Gill.
Our second story was Music Class Today! by David Weinstone and Vin Vogel.
Music class can be loud and crazy, but it’s always so much fun! This book invites readers to shake their egg shakers, twirl their scarves, and more. Before we started the book, I told the kids this would be a noisy book and I didn’t expect them to be quiet or sit still while I read. I got out a big plastic tub that had our egg shakers, rhythm sticks, scarves, and musical instruments in it, and I let them come to the front and pick out what they wanted to play during the story. It was chaotic and noisy, but we had a really good time.
After our second story, we went to our stations:
- Magnet board marble run.
- Soft toys and baby toys.
- KEVA blocks and connectors.
- X-Tracks and cars.
Next week is art!