Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spotlight On Jez Alborough

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tiffany from the Children's Museum visited us this morning!  She read two terrific books with us:  Ten Tiny Babies by Karen Katz and From Head to Toe by Eric Carle.  For the activities, we made musical instruments, learned about foods and practiced our counting with Donald Crews' Ten Black Dots!

Then in the afternoon... 

Jez Alborough is one of my favorite children's authors, so I thought I'd celebrate his work with an "All Alborough All the Time" Story Time!

Tall by Jez Alborough
Illustrations and just a few words depict how various jungle animals help a very little monkey to feel that he is tall.

"Mr. Tall and Mr. Small" Fingerplay:
There once was a man who was tall, tall, tall.
He had a friend who was small, small, small.
The man who was small would try to call
to the man who was tall, "Hello up there!"
The man who was tall at once would call
to the man who was small, "Hello down there!"
Then each tipped his had and made this reply,
"Goodbye, my friend."
"Goodbye, goodbye."

Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough
When a small boy named Eddie goes searching for his lost teddy in the dark woods, he comes across a gigantic bear with a similar problem.

"Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear" Action Song:
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear shine your shoe
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear clap one-two!

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear climb the stairs
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear comb your hair
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn out the light
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear say, "Goodnight!"

Hug by Jez Alborough
Bobo the chimp seeks hugs among various jungle animals and their young, but he does not get what he wants until he is reunited with his own parent.

In honor of Hug, we made our very own "hugs" during craft time!
The note says, "Wrap these hands around you whenever I am not there,
so you can have a hug from me anytime!"


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