The letter at storytime today was F (f).
We heard stories about feelings, including Augustus and His Smile by Catherine Rayner.
We sang The Feeling Little Spider (to the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider):
The happy little spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the happy little spider went up the spout again
The sad little spider…
The angry little spider…
The scared little spider…
The excited little spider…
Each verse was sung in such a way as to convey the feeling of the spider.
The early literacy tip was about talking:
“How do you feel? Studies have shown that reading fiction boosts empathy. Stories help kids put themselves in the shoes of someone else and understand how they might be feeling. So talk about those feelings to help kids understand their own feelings as well as the feelings of others!”