Let’s Go to the Zoo

Toddler Storytime

Book: The Color Box by Dayle Ann Dodds

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Flannel Rhyme: Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!” “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and…SNAPPED! that monkey right out of that tree!

Four, three, two, one.

Book: Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

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Action Rhyme: An Elephant

An elephant goes like this and that!
He’s terrible big and terrible fat.
He has no fingers!
He has no toes!
But goodness gracious what a nose!

Credit: King County Library System

Book: Corduroy at the Zoo by B. G. Hennessy

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Magnetic Board Story: Sam Who Never Forgets by Eve Rice

photo(6)The figures came from Toddler Storytime II by Dianne Briggs

Group Activity: Walking Through the Zoo

Walking through the zoo and what did I see?
I saw an elephant looking at me!

When I said an animal’s name, the children put the animal they were holding on the magnetic board.

Source: Abby the Librarian

Preschool Storytime

Book: Smile If You’re Human by Neal Layton

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Flannel Rhyme: Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

Book: Penguins by Liz Pichon

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Magnetic Board Story: Sam Who Never Forgets by Eve Rice

Book: My Camera: At the Zoo by Janet Marshall

Group Activity: Walking Through the Zoo

Craft: Parrot Puppet

Parrot Puppet

Source: Starting a Preschool

Summary:  The preschool group laughed at the surprise endings in Smile If You’re Human and Penguins.  The toddlers at the early learning center really enjoyed The Color BoxPanda Bear, Panda, What Do You See? introduced some new vocabulary, but the story did not interest them.  I should have used Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? for this age group.

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