Storytime Share – Communication: Expressive Language 1

Standard: Communication: Expressive Language

Specific skill focused on: Rhyming (Nursery Rhymes)


Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)

Book: Good Night Sleep Tight by Mem Fox

Rhyme: “Hey Diddle Diddle” with props and rhyme on flip chart

Book: Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen

Song: “Persuasions’ Nursery Rhyme Medley” (Persuasions, On the Good Ship Lollipop)

Book: Miss Mary Mack by Mary Ann Hoberman

Song: “Miss Mary Mack” (Ella Jenkins, You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song)

Book: To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda

Song: “Father Goose” (Dan Zanes with Rankin’ Don and the Rocket Ship Singers, Rocket Ship Beach)

Activity: Hey Diddle Diddle craft from Spell Out Loud blog


Thoughts: It seems like children aren’t learning nursery rhymes as much now as they used to.  I was actually talking with a moms’ group about this very thing at a presentation last week. As we went through different rhymes in the program, some of the children were familiar with a few of the rhymes.  We really worked on “Hey Diddle Diddle” and then reinforced it with the craft at the end.  It seemed like most of the kids had it committed to memory by the time they left.





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