Thrive After Three

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Oh, No!

Candace Fleming’s Oh, No! is mesmerizing with its rhyming text. I have been wanting to expand my puppet stories and decided to add this to my repertoire. After reading Betsy Diamant-Cohen’s Transforming Preschool Storytime, I have been experimenting. In my outreach programs (I see the children once a month), I have been reading a picture book, then telling the same story using either flannel pieces or puppets. Sometimes I change the story a little depending on my puppet collection. After, we discuss ways that the book and puppet story were different. Before I leave, I ask the children to vote on their favorite way of listening to the story.

What ways do you incorporate repetition into your storytime programs?

Here’s a video clip of the puppet version of Oh, No!

For more ideas, check out the first Storytimes and More on the Go Saturday Share.

One comment on “Oh, No!

  1. Brytani
    January 6, 2014

    I like doing books that are based off songs/fingerplays and then following that book with the original song/activity (like Itsy Bitsy Mouse and The Itsy Bitsy Spider). Sometimes the kids chime in on their own like, “Hey! This is a lot like the book we just read.” Then we chat about it.


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