Storytime Share – Health/Health Practices: Personal and Social Responsibility 1

Standard: Health/Health Practices: Personal and Social Responsibility

Specific skill focused on: Following basic health and safety rules (hygiene)

 

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

Book: Take a Bath!: My Tips for Keeping Clean by Gina Bellisario

Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” (Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic)

Book: Gorgonzola: A Very Stinkysaurus by Margie Palatini

Song: “Taking a Bath” (Keller Williams, Kids)

Book: The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair by Kate Bernheimer

Song: “Bad Hair Day” (Dream Jam Band, Leave It in the Soup)

 

Activity: Gorgonzola Bath picture

For this activity, I found clip art for a bathtub online and made a color copy of Gorgonzola taking a bath from the Palatini book for the kids to cut out.  The “bubbles” were just circles I cut out using our die cut machine.  I also put out crayons so the kids could color the picture if they wanted.

 

Thoughts: Each October we team up with our local health department for Child Health Week.  The health department provides goody bags filled with items like toothbrushes, band-aids, combs, and informational resources for kids at our storytimes, and here at the library we make sure to present storytimes related in some way to a healthy lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, etc.).  So doing a storytime about hygiene this week fit really well. The kids enjoyed talking about how stinky Gorgonzola was before he learned how to take a bath.

 

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