Storytime Share – Approaches to Learning : Self Control 2

Standard: Approaches to Learning: Self Control

Specific skill focused on: Empathy and Caring


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

Book: When I Care about Others by Cornelia Spelman

Song: “I Love You Too” (Ziggy Marley, Family Time)

Book: Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney

Activity: Heart Matching Game

For this activity, a set of flannel hearts (enough for each child) are cut in half. Each child receives one half of a heart and matches it to the other half that is placed on the flannel board. The cuts are made like puzzle cuts so each heart and its match is distinctive.


I have a little heart (place hand over heart)

And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest with fingers)

It keeps right on beating

When I jump, jump, jump (jump in place)

I get a special feeling (hug self)

When I look at you (point to children)

It makes me want to give you (shrug shoulders shyly)

A kiss or two (blow kisses)

Source unknown

Book: How to Hug by Maryann Macdonald

Song: “Give a Hug” (Bari Koral Family Rock Band, The Apple Tree & the Honey Bee)

Book: Who Wants a Hug? by Jeff Mack

Song: “Whole Lotta Lovin’” (Fats Domino, Putumayo Kids Presents New Orleans Playground)

Activity: Long Distance Hug craft from Joyfully Thriving blog





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