Preschool Story Time for February 17th: Merpeople

Hello, merchildren! We are headed under the sea for this week’s theme of mermaids! If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here. Preschool Story Time is every Wednesday at 10:30 via Zoom.

Our letter of the week for mermaid week is…M! Talk with your child about what sound M makes. What words start with the letter M? Our shape of the week is rhombus. A rhombus is any parallelogram with equal sides. This includes squares or any parallelogram with opposite equal acute angles, opposite equal obtuse angles, and four equal sides. Look around your home. What objects can you find around your home that are rhombuses?

Be sure to pick up your Preschool Story Time Craft Bag curbside at the Coeur d’Alene Library. This week’s craft is a wearable mermaid tail that includes stick-on gems and tissue paper scales. We have one worksheet this week all about letter recognition. The worksheet is available below in PNG format or download a PDF of the worksheet here: 

You can place the books we read this week on hold here.
These are the books we are reading this week:

If you would like to keep the learning going at home, here are some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays you can do together:

The Waves on the Sea
(Tune: “Wheels on the Bus”)
The waves on the sea go up and down,
Up and down, up and down
The waves on the sea go up and down
All day long
The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap…
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish…
The boats in the sea go toot toot toot…
The gulls on the sea go swoop swoop swoop…
The mermaids in the sea go splash splash splash…
Credit: Association of Children’s Librarians

I’m a Little Mermaid
(Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little mermaid swimming free (Hands together, move back & forth to swim)
I have a friend ’cause you’re with me (Thumbs to chest, pointers out, thumbs to chest)
When I get too warm I flip my tail (Fan face, flip one hand behind back) And right into the water I sail. (Hands together, mime diving, then swimming)
Credit: Association of Children’s Librarians

Happy reading!
-Ms. Mandi

If you would like to keep the learning going at home, here are some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays you can do together: