PETER RABBIT STORYTIME: Going Ape
Peter Rabbit Storytime is designed for preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 5. One of the reasons we hold storytime for preschoolers is to give them the early literacy tools they’ll need when it’s time for them to enter kindergarten. Early literacy is not teaching your child to read at an early age! Early lit is what children know about communication, language (both verbal and non-verbal), reading and writing before they can actually read and write. This is also one of the reasons why we started the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, so if you haven’t signed up to participate in that yet, please see us at the Children’s Desk.
Listed below are the books and fingerplays we used during storytime which, hopefully, will inspire you to choose more books, songs, and rhymes on this theme to share with your children as you play and talk together.
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
A little monkey likes to do just the same as you and you:
When you stand up very tall, Monkey stands up very tall.
When you go to throw a ball, Monkey goes to throw a ball.
When you try to touch your toes, Monkey tries to touch his toes.
When you wrinkle up your nose, Monkey wrinkles up his nose.
When you jump up in the air, Monkey jumps up in the air.
When you sit back on the floor, Monkey sits back on the floor.