Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Storytime About Farms


Toddler Read Alouds
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont
Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee
Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel
Oh, Dear! by Rod Campbell
Old MacDonald Had A Farm by Jane Cabrera
Peek-A-Moo by Marie Torres Cimarusti
Pig-A-Boo! by Dorothea DePrisco
Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson
Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri
This Little Chick by John Lawrence
What Does Cow Say?  by Joan Holub

Preschool Read Alouds
Down On the Farm by Merrily Kutner
Farm Life by Elizabeth Spurr
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
Hungry Hen by Richard Waring
I Spy On the Farm by Edward Gibbs
Noisy Farm by Marni McGee
Old MacDonald Drives a Tractor by Don Carter
Sitting On the Farm by Bob King
There's A Cow in the Cabbage Patch by Clare Beaton

School Age Read Alouds
Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most
Farm Fresh Cats by Scott Santoro
Particular Cow by Mem Fox
Punk Farm by Jarrett Krosoczke
Red Lemon by Bob Staake

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories
Cow Buzzed by Andrea Zimmerman
How Big is A Pig? by Clare Beaton
Is There Room on the Feather Bed? by Libba Moore Gray
Singing Chick by Victoria Stenmark
What Does Cow Say?  by Joan Holub

Books to Extend With Props
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Traditional Songs
B-I-N-G-O
Farmer in the Dell
Old MacDonald


I Went to the Farm
(repeat first phrase and use whatever farmyard animal puppets you have)
I went to the farm, and what did I see?
A big chubby pig oinking at me!
A big brown horse neighing at me!
A fluffy chicken clucking at me!
A sleepy sheep baaing at me!

Little Pigs Say Oink-Oink-Oink
(Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb)
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink,
Oink-oink-oink, oink-oink-oink,
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink
All around the farm.
(repeat with other animals)

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