Read and play along with us in this to-go version of our Preschool story time!
Fairy tales are wonderful stories to read and often are available in beautiful picture book form…
Start with this classic–with a twist! In Goldilocks by Ruth Sanderson, she and the bears end up making muffins together and the recipe is included!
Add an action rhyme:
Castle Capers Action Rhyme –
I am the king of running,
I run and run and run.
My subjects all run with me,
And we have so much fun!
I am the queen of jumping,
I jump and jump and jump.
My subjects all run with me
And fall down with a bump!
I am the prince of turning,
I turn and turn and turn
My subjects all turn with me,
It’s an easy thing to learn!
I am the princess of dancing,
I dance and dance and dance,
My subjects all dance with me
And sit when they get the chance!
Then read another new take on a classic tale in Falling For Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox. A prince tries to get Rapunzel to throw down her hair so he can rescue her, but she mishears him and throws down random objects from her room instead:
Sing and old song with a new twist! Don’t stop at twisting books, in this fairy tale version of “Pop Goes the Weasel.” Use the same tune, but instead of the regular lyrics use these:
All around the castle the knight chased the dragon,
The dragon thought twas all in fun,
“Roar” went the dragon!
Prince chased, king chased, baby chased, “Ooh, you scared me” went the dragon!
Magic Wand Game:
For a twisted take on “Simon Says” visit this web site to make your own magic wand and then have fun “commanding” your children to do as the magic wand says. Start by saying:
“I brought my magic wand today and when I wave it you must do what I say”
You can suggest things like:
Jump, clap hands, cluck like a chicken, touch your toes, blink your eyes, spin around, hop on one foot, rub tummy, etc.
Finish it up with a wordless book–wordless books are great for developing vocabulary and narrative skills. Point out pictures and talk about the words for the things your child is seeing. Encourage the narrative by asking leading questions about the story–why did he do that? What is happening here?A great example of a wordless book is The Lion and The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
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