Activity time: 5 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Story book
Preparation for Activity
- Choose a story from the following suggestions:
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, 1947. This bedtime classic offers the comfort of quiet repetition.
- Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, 2013. The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded . . .
- Stormy Weather by Debi Gloiri, 2009.As a mama fox tucks her baby into bed, she soothes his nighttime fears of the storm outside his window with the promise of watching over him while he sleeps, just like all other baby animals around the world.
- Review How to Read a Story Book, under Resources in the Introduction.
Description of Activity
Hold up the book and say, in these words or your own:
Here's how I am going to read the story. Does anyone need to move so they can see and hear?
This will help the children move if they need to and then get settled before the story is started, so they don't interrupt the reading. It also serves as a reminder that if they stand or sit right in front of the pages, no one else can see. Invite them to find a place to settle so that everyone can see. When all are ready, read the story.
When you finish reading, ask if anyone has thoughts about the story that they would like to share.
Including All Participants
Seat a child with hearing or sight difficulties near the reader.