Preschool Outreach (Mills Parole) Theme: Monkeys and More

schoolphoto_milparesOutreach 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.

Housekeeping Talk about the Library

How do you handle a book? Where shouldn’t you take it?

How many people have checked this book out? [Hold up book we’re reading later] (43) See the condition of it now? Why do you think we take care of our books to keep them looking like this?

What is a library card? Who has one? [Show my Library Card that hangs on my ID]

Is the library free? How long can you check a book out for? What happens if you don’t bring it back?

What kinds of things do we have at the library? Books, eBooks, Computers, Board Games, DVDs, CDs, Playaways, Garden Passes, Storytimes, Programs and LIBRARIANS!

Book Dinosaur zoom!  By Penny Dale
Fingerplay Zoom Zoom Zoom
Book Monkey and Me  by Emily Gravett
Fingerplay Peel Bananas
Fingerplays This is big big big
Flannel Board Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Fingerplay Open, Shut Them
Book Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett
Action Song Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes


Fingerplay: Zoom Zoom Zoom

Zoom Zoom Zoom
Were going to the moon
Zoom Zoom Zoom
Were going very soon
If you want to join my trip
Climb on my rocket ship!
Zoom Zoom Zoom
Were going to the moon
5. .4. .3. .2. .1. . BLAST OFF!
Fingerplay: Peel Bananas

Everyone stand up!

Bananas unite! (place hands together straight up over head)
Bananas split! (open arms and place at sides)

Pick bananas, pick, pick bananas (reach up and pick bananas from a tree)
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas (peel a banana in your hand)
Smash bananas, smash, smash bananas (clap hands)
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas (stuff banana in mouth and sing with mouth full)
Go bananas, go, go bananas! (do a crazy dance)

This is big big big…

This is big big big
This is small small small small
This is short short short short
This is tall, tall, tall
This is fast, fast fast
This is slow, slow, slow
This is yes, yes, yes
This is no, no, no

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.

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