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Archive for March, 2016

Trumpety Trunks

Hide & Seek by Il Sung Na

I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

Tweak Tweak by Eve Bunting

Find some great elephant facts and some more helpful ideas at:



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Baby Animals

Wee Little Bunny/ Lamb/ Chick by Lauren Thompson

A Book of Babies by Il Sung Na

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Find some preschool science activities for the baby animal theme below:



Hold on to Your Hats!

Twelve Hats for Lena by Karen Katz

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

A general discussion could be held about how hats keep heat in our bodies or how hats provide shade.

Look under Early Science in the link below for an activity idea:


Note 1: Twelve Hats for Lena lends itself to a discussion of seasons and the calendar year.

Note 2: This Is Not My Hat easily sparks a discussion of predators, prey and the food chain.


The Science of Movement

Bounce by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin

Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin

Wiggle by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin

Try out some of the movement ideas here:

Click to access Moving%20%26%20Fitness.pdf

Pick up some more great hints on movement in storytime here:


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