PETER RABBIT STORYTIME: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!
Peter Rabbit storytime is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 years old. One of the reasons we hold storytime for preschoolers is to build their background knowledge. Children need to know information about things, to understand ideas, and to develop thinking skills like problem solving and predicting. Even sharing information about everyday items like pizza helps to broaden their knowledge about how the world works.
Listed below are the books and songs 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.
Books and Songs Shared:
A Pizza the Size of the Sun
by Jack Prelutsky
I’m making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that’s sure to weigh more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.
I’m topping my pizza with mountains of cheese,
with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,
with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore,
with every last olive they had at the store.
My pizza is sure to be one of a kind,
my pizza will leave other pizzas behind,
my pizza will be a delectable treat
that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.
The oven is hot, I believe it will take
a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
I hardly can wait till my pizza is done,
my wonderful pizza the size of the sun.