Sensory Friendly Storytime: Favorites

22 Jan

Sensory Friendly Storytime Theme;I visit 4 classrooms a few times of year at our Intermediate Unit (which for those of you outside of PA – is a state-wide program for young children with disabilities.  In the morning I see a three classrooms and in the afternoon I see four classrooms – each with a different disability focus, so it can be difficult to choose books as I only do two storytimes in the morning and afternoon, the classrooms just come together for the program.  This morning, the kids absolutely loved telling the pigeon “yes,” it took me most of the book to convince the kids we should be saying “no!”  The kids also LOVED Bananas Unite, which I learned from Jbrary, even non-verbal kids were interested in the beat and rhythm of the song.  I’m hoping the kids have just as much fun this afternoon (this is an older group, so I change my books a little)!

Opening: “Open Shut Them”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Tortuga (turtle puppet)

Book 1: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems / Windblown by Edouard Manceau

iPad Transition: Felt Board (https://anneslibrarylife.wordpress.com/tag/jungle/)

“I went to the jungle one day, jungle one day, jungle one day.
Who did I see along the way? FROG! (frog, monkey, alligator, parrot)
I went to the jungle one day, jungle one day, jungle one day.
I met a frog along the way and this is what he did say – RIBIT!”

Book 2: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis / Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Transition: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

Wiggles: “Bananas Unite” (http://jbrary.com/toddler-storytime-songs-get-wiggles/)

“Bananas Unite
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas,
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas,
Chop bananas, chop chop bananas,
Chop bananas, chop chop bananas,
Mash bananas, mash, mash bananas,
Mash bananas, mash, mash bananas,
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
Go, BANANAS!!!!!”

Book 3: The Splendid Spotted Snake by Betty Schwartz

Closing: “The Wheels on the Bus” with hand motions

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