Dinosaur Storytime for ages 2-3
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This is a storytime designed for children in the age range of 2 - 3 years old. I like to open and close storytime with two very similar songs. I learned these songs from a colleague and was unable to find an appropriate link to include below. They both go to the tune of London Bridges.

#1: Hello Song
Hi, hello and how are you? How are you? How are you? Hi, hello and how are you? How are you today?

#19: Closing Song
Good-bye, good-bye, we'll see you soon. See you soon. See you soon. Good-bye, good-bye, we'll see you soon. On another day.

I also like to reward my good listeners with a themed stamp or sticker!
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#2: Sing and Sign The More We Get Together

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Emily Gontarz's insight:

The More We Get Together teaches some valuable ASL signs, especially "more". I like to start off every storytime with this song. Don't be discouraged if the children don't respond at first. The more you practice together, the more you will see your little ones singing and signing along.

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Emily Gontarz's curator insight, June 27, 2013 11:30 AM

The More We Get Together teaches some valuable ASL signs, especially "more". I like to start off every storytime with this song. Don't be discouraged if the children don't respond at first. The more you practice together, the more you will see your little ones singing and signing along.

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#4: Group Story - How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

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This silly book offers a fun rhyming story line, attractive illustrations in bright hues and it gives children the opportunity to interact with the story by shouting along as the storyteller reads about how dinosaurs say "I love you." This book uses the word 'dinosaur' repetitively. This gives the storyteller the opportunity to repetitively demonstrate the American Sign Language sign for dinosaur and encourage children to try it out.

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Emily Gontarz's curator insight, June 27, 2013 11:19 AM

This silly book offers a fun rhyming story line, attractive illustrations in bright hues and it gives children the opportunity to interact with the story by shouting along as the storyteller reads about how dinosaurs say "I love you." This book uses the word 'dinosaur' repetitively. This gives the storyteller the opportunity to repetitively demonstrate the American Sign Language sign for dinosaur and encourage children to try it out.

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#6: 1, 000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes

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Our second action rhyme comes from page 126 and is called T Rex, T Rex. It is just little the classic Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear. Simply follow the directions as you recite the rhyme.
 

T Rex, T Rex, turn around

T Rex, T Rex, shake the ground!   (stomp feet)

T Rex, T Rex, show those claws!   (show claw fingers)

T Rex, T Rex, snap those jaws!    (open close mouth)

T Rex, T Rex, run in place!

T Rex, T Rex, scary face!

T Rex, T Rex, don’t be a fright!

T Rex, T Rex, say goodnight.

 

Action rhymes help children to develop balance, listening skills, coordination between the two halves of their body and allows them to practice following directions. They are also a great way to get some energy out!

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Emily Gontarz's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:41 AM

Our second action rhyme comes from page 126 and is called T Rex, T Rex. It is just little the classic Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear. Simply follow the directions as you recite the rhyme.
 

T Rex, T Rex, turn around

T Rex, T Rex, shake the ground!   (stomp feet)

T Rex, T Rex, show those claws!   (show claw fingers)

T Rex, T Rex, snap those jaws!    (open close mouth)

T Rex, T Rex, run in place!

T Rex, T Rex, scary face!

T Rex, T Rex, don’t be a fright!

T Rex, T Rex, say goodnight.

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#8: Once Upon A Dinosaur

Once Upon A Dinosaur

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Pass out rhythm sticks and have children tap along to track 1: Fossil Rock.

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Pass out rhythm sticks and have children tap along to track 1: Fossil Rock.

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#10: Board Books: That's Not My Dinosaur

#10: Board Books: That's Not My Dinosaur | Dinosaur Storytime for ages 2-3 | Scoop.it
Available in: Hardcover. FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more. That's Not My Dinosaur...: It's Body Is Too Squashy by Fiona Watt.
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That's Not My Dinosaur is a fun, interactive and sturdy board book. I like to pass out one copy of this title to each child so they get firsthand experience turning pages and reading along with me. We start by finding the cover and talking about the title, who wrote the book (author) and who made the pictures (illustrator). Then, we explore the different textures and try to find the white mouse on each page.

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Emily Gontarz's curator insight, June 27, 2013 11:35 AM

That's Not My Dinosaur is a fun, interactive and sturdy board book. I like to pass out one copy of this title to each child so they get firsthand experience turning pages and reading along with me. We start by finding the cover and talking about the title, who wrote the book (author) and who made the pictures (illustrator). Then, we explore the different textures and try to find the white mouse on each page.

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#12: Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs for Wiggleworms

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This is one of my favorite shaker songs! Have children shake along to track 18: Milkshake Song.

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This is one of my favorite shaker songs! Have children shake along to track 18: Milkshake Song.

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#14: The Super Hungry

The Super Hungry Dinosaur

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Read this story aloud to the group. Have children try to guess what will happen next before you turn the page.

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Read this story aloud to the group. Have children try to guess what will happen next before you turn the page.

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#16: 1, 000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes

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The last item we will use from this resource is a fingerplay entitled Ten Little Dinosaurs. Hold up your fingers as you count your dinosaurs, then end with a nice loud ROAR!
 

One little, two little, three little dinosaurs.

Four little, five little, six little dinosaurs.

Seven little, eight little, nine little dinosaurs.

Ten little dinosaurs ROAR!

 

This fingerplay teaches counting and can help learn counting backwards for older children.

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Emily Gontarz's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:46 AM

The last item we will use from this resource is a fingerplay entitled Ten Little Dinosaurs. Hold up your fingers as you count your dinosaurs, then end with a nice loud ROAR!
 

One little, two little, three little dinosaurs.

Four little, five little, six little dinosaurs.

Seven little, eight little, nine little dinosaurs.

Ten little dinosaurs ROAR!

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#18: Once Upon A Dinosaur

Once Upon A Dinosaur

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Blow bubbles with track 6: Big Bad Al playing in the background. Encourage children to stomp the bubbles like dinosaurs, but watch out for your friends!

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Blow bubble with track 6: Big Bad Al playing in the background. Encourage children to stomp the bubbles like dinosaurs, but watch out for your friends!

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#3: Teach Children and Parents the ASL sign for Dinosaur

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American Sign Language offers preverbal children the chance to communicate and allows verbal children a chance to expand their horizons by experiencing a second language.

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American Sign Language offers preverbal children the chance to communicate and allows verbal children a chance to expand their horizons by experiencing a second language.

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Emily Gontarz's insight:

This book is a great resource for anyone who works with children! The first action rhyme in our dinosaur storytime is from page 125 entitles I’m a little dinosaur. It is sung to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot and the actions follow along with the words.


I’m a dinosaur,

Small and green.

I’ve got the sharpest claws

You have ever seen!

When I swish my tail,

And stomp my feet,   

The neighbors hear me

Down the street!

 

Action rhymes help children to develop balance, listening skills, coordination between the two halves of their body and allows them to practice following directions. They are also a great way to get some energy out!

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Emily Gontarz's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:39 AM

This book is a great resource for anyone who works with children! The first action rhyme in our dinosaur storytime is from page 125 entitles I’m a little dinosaur. It is sung to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot and the actions follow along with the words.


I’m a dinosaur,

Small and green.

I’ve got the sharpest claws

You have ever seen!

When I swish my tail,

And stomp my feet,   

The neighbors hear me

Down the street!

 

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#7: Rhythm Stick Activity Kit at Lakeshore Learning

#7: Rhythm Stick Activity Kit at Lakeshore Learning | Dinosaur Storytime for ages 2-3 | Scoop.it
Our colorful wooden sticks help children develop eye/hand coordination and rhythm. Kit includes an activity book with over 50 ideas for one- and two-stick games. 24 sticks; each is 12".
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Pass out rhythm sticks. I like to use these!

 

Rhythm sticks help children develope rhythm, listening skills and coordination between the two halves of their body.

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Pass out rhythm sticks. I like to use these!

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#9: Rhythm Sticks Rock

Rhythm Sticks Rock

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Continue rhythm stick fun by having children tap along to track number 2: Dinosaur Tap.

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Continue rhythm stick fun by having children tap along to track number 2: Dinosaur Tap.

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#11: Egg Shakers

#11: Egg Shakers | Dinosaur Storytime for ages 2-3 | Scoop.it
It’s easy to introduce little ones to rhythm and music with our colorful egg shakers! The rugged plastic shakers are filled with beads that rattle with every shake…and the fun egg shape fits right inside children’s hands!
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Pass out egg shakers, two for each child. I like to use these!

 

Egg shakers help children develope rhythm and listening skills.

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Pass out egg shakers, two for each child. I like to use these!

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#13: Once Upon A Dinosaur

Once Upon A Dinosaur

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Emily Gontarz's insight:

Continue the shaker fun by playing track 7: Dinosaur Dance and have children shake and dance along!

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Continue the shaker fun by playing track 7: Dinosaur Dance and have children shake and dance along!

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Emily Gontarz's insight:

The third action rhyme comes from page 127 and is called Dino-Roar! Simply follow the actions as you recite the rhyme.
 

Dino-roar, dino-roar!

I’m a great big dinosaur.

With a long, long neck,

And a long tail, too.

Huge footprints,

I’ve made a few!

Leaves from trees,

I love to eat.

Green and yummy,

And oh, so sweet.

You can hear me coming,

That’s for sure!

I’m a great big dinosaur!

Action rhymes help children to develop balance, listening skills, coordination between the two halves of their body and allows them to practice following directions. They are also a great way to get some energy out! 

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Emily Gontarz's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:44 AM

The third action rhyme comes from page 127 and is called Dino-Roar! Simply follow the actions as you recite the rhyme.
 

Dino-roar, dino-roar!

I’m a great big dinosaur.

With a long, long neck,

And a long tail, too.

Huge footprints,

I’ve made a few!

Leaves from trees,

I love to eat.

Green and yummy,

And oh, so sweet.

You can hear me coming,

That’s for sure!

I’m a great big dinosaur!

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#17: No-Spill® Bubble Tumbler®

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Pass out these amazing bubble tumblers. They really are spill proof! While the children try to blow their own bubbles, I like to blow bubbles from a larger bubble wand. This allows any child who has trouble blowing to just chase and pop the bubbles I blow.

Blowing and popping bubbles help children to develop facial muscles as well as hand eye coordination as they are popping.  

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Emily Gontarz's curator insight, June 29, 2013 12:11 PM

Pass out these amazing bubble tumblers. They really are spill proof! While the children try to blow their own bubbles, I like to blow bubbles from a larger bubble wand. This allows any child who has trouble blowing to just chase and pop the bubbles I blow.