So I mentioned that this summer I am trying digital elements in my story times. The first story time was all about bugs. For the second round of story time we talked about dinosaurs.
These are the books I told and read.
I had the same setup for the screen and the iPad as with the bug story time. However this time I did a literacy game that had to do with counting.
So basically I had the kids say this “Dinosaur Roar, Let’s Count Some More” chant over and over again. And we talked about how counting is a good skill for literacy. Kids have to know how many letters make up words. And they have to recognize that certain symbols mean things. In this case numbers mean a certain amount. And, there are lots of number symbols in literature. And if you want to see the actual literacy game, just click on this link:
Also, because I wanted to experiment with a few things…I also had one of my songs be a song that I played from YouTube.
So we sand the dinosaur song with Elmo. I think the kids were excited to not only see Elmo in story time, but they also liked having a movie type of portion of story time.
And look! One of the little girls in story time came up after and gave me this picture.
I love my story time kiddos!