A Nocturnal Animals storytime was inevitable this summer with the flannels I’ve created for the summer reading theme, Dream Big Read. The children were attentive and picked up on things like the upside-down book in Pet Shop Lullaby and when they shared names with authors and illustrators on their own. Love the way their minds work!
While the World is Sleeping by Pamela Duncan-Edwards ; illustrated by Daniel Kirk
Five Hoot Owls counting flannel
Five hoot owls sitting in a tree
One flew away! How many do you see?
One, two, three, four.
Four hoot owls… etc.
Pet Shop Lullaby by Mary Ann Fraser
Action Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
The Bat fingerplay (via PUBYAC)
The bat in flight at dead of night (Flying motions)
Can flap about with ease. (Keep flying)
For with his ears he somehow steers (Cup handsbehind ears & sway)
A path between the trees. (Put arms up for tree branches)
Possum Come a-Knockin’ by Nancy Van Laan and illustrated by George Booth
Nocturnal Animals Flannel Song (See Flannel Friday post for tune and full lyrics)
One Nighttime Sea by Deborah Lee Rose with pictures by the master animal illustrator Steve Jenkins.
Hand stamp: owl