Friday, July 24, 2009

Wow! A New Update!

Wow! I have not updated in a very long time! The new school year is fast approaching and plans are well underway here at Kids-R-Kids. We have just received the new curriculum that the classrooms will be using this year. I've had the opportunity to take a sneak peek and it is outstanding!
I've have already been preparing for Storytime! I've had the opportunity to attend several storytime events at local libraries and have learned a few new finger plays, songs,crafts, and games to add to the program!

If you are new to Kids 'R' Kids, I would like to welcome you! Thank you for sharing your child with us! You may not be familar with Creative Storytime. At each of the five Kids "R" Kids centers I visit all of the Toddler, Pre-School, and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. I bring stories, games, puppets, crafts, and other special surprises to bring books and stories alive. For example last year during the week of St. Patrick's Day the Pre-Schoolers, PreKindergarteners, and Kindergarteners went on a Scavenger Hunt to find the book that the Leprechauns had hidden. The children followed clues to lead us to our "treasure of books and a craft project."

Studies has shown that the introduction of quality books and stories makes a significant difference in creating life long readers.

Here is a list of some Favorite Books Read Last Year!

The is a great foot stomper of a book! Excellent for Toddlers and Young Pre-Schoolers. A great book to get 'um up and movin'. Don't forget to read it with a country accent!

My two-year old nephew introduced me to this book! He is all about trains! This is a great book to help the little ones learn colors and words such as fast and slow!

This is one of those rare books that is equally enjoyable to children ages 2 through 6. A great book for animal noises and repetition. Pre-Schoolers and Kindergarteners love repetition and love to repeat phrases that are said over and over again in books! I adore this book!

This book is a favorite. This is an interactive book where children are asked to make sure the pigeon doesn't drive the bus. Not a good choice before bedtime as this book usually hypes kids up! It's hillarious!

This is was one of my favorites as a child. A good choice for older Pre-K through 4 grade students. This is a blast to read-aloud. I love to do the voices! Especially the voice of "Viola Swamp".

I would love to hear from you! If you have questions, comments, and concerns about the Creative Storytime program please feel free to e-mail me at

See you soon!

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