Preschool/Headstart Outreach Theme: Dinosaurs and More

Outreach at AACPL is an opportunity for staff members to get into the community and bring the library to those who may not have experienced it yet. We talk about libraries, what we offer, and do a storytime much like those we do at the library, but shortened to about 15 minutes per class. We typically do 3-4 classes in a day partnered with another staff member.

Supplies: Flannel Board, Flannel Story (Pete the Cat,) Pete the Cat and His Groovy Buttons, Dinosaur Zoom (Dale), Count the Monkeys (Barnett and Cornell), Dinosaur Roar (Stickland), iPad, Stickers


Housekeeping Talk about the Library:

How do you handle a book? What is a library card? How many people do you think have checked this book out? …

Book Dinosaur Zoom by Penny Dale
Fingerplay Two Little Dinosaurs, stomping all around – Ty and Rex
Book Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell
Fingerplay Tommy Thumbs
Flannelboard Pete the Cat Flannel (buttons)
Calming Fingerplay Open, Shut Them
Book Dinosaur Roar! by Paul & Henrietta Stickland
Action Song Horns, Spikes, Nails and Claws

(Tune: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)

Fingerplay: Two Little Dinosaurs

Two Little Dinosaurs stomping on a hill
One named Ty, the other named Rex
Stomp away Ty, Stomp away Rex
Come back Ty, Come back Rex

Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Open, shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap, lap, lap
Creep them, creep them, slowly creep them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin
Open up your little mouth,
But do not let them in!

My head is quiet, my shoulders, my knees, my lips
My hands are in my lap, and now you are ready for another story.

Fingerplay: Tommy Thumbs
Tommy Thumbs are up, and Tommy Thumbs are down
Tommy thumbs are dancing all around the town
Dancing on my shoulders, dancing on my head
Dancing on my knees, then tuck them into bed

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