Colors! Episode 4 of Storytime Seedlings Podcast

 
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Episode 4: 
Colors!

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Join us for COLORS, 
our latest theme,

for a storytime at your fingertips!  

 

Episode 4: COLORS!

WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT: 

1. Picture Books

2. Fingerplays and Songs

3. Storytelling

4. Early Literacy Tip for Parents

 

FINGERPLAYS AND SONGS: 

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1. Picture Books about Color


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CAT'S COLORS

Anderson, Airlie

One gray morning, a white cat sets out to find some colors. By the next morning the white cat finds a rainbow of surprise!

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Monsters Love Colors
Austin, Mike

Playful monsters combine their favorite crayons, red, yellow, and blue, to create new colors, including one never before seen.

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Dog's Colorful Day
Emma Dodd

In this story of a sloppy dog, you can count on a colorful ending.

   

2. Fingerplays and Songs

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3. Storytelling

Polar Bear, Polar Bear - A Story of Colors
(based on the story Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Jean Stangel,
from her book: Is My Story Tale Dragging?)

 
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Once there was a Polar Bear who was white as the snow and lived in the zoo.


One day the Zookeeper came and painted the Polar Bear's house--yellow, blue, and red.  At the end of the day the Zookeeper left the paints and Polar Bear thought he would try a new color.  So he painted himself yellow.

In the morning, the children came to the zoo and saw a yellow Polar Bear!  

​They clapped and said, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, your color's too bright. We like you best when your color is white!"

The next night the Polar Bear tried the blue paint and in the morning when the children came to the zoo, they saw a blue Polar Bear! 

They clapped and said, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, your color's too bright. We like you best when your color is white!"

The next night the Polar Bear tried the red paint and in the morning when the children came to the zoo, they saw a red Polar Bear! 

They clapped and said, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, your color's too bright. We like you best when your color is white!"

Well then the Polar Bear jumped into his pool.  He swam and swam, deeper and deeper. As he swam, all the paint washed off!  Polar Bear climbed out of the water and he was snow white once again.

The children clapped and said, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, your color's just right.  We like you best when your color is white."

Because white is just right -- for a Polar Bear.

 

4. Pre-Literacy Tip for Parents

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The Importance of Colors for Reading

In episode four, we encourage you to point out colors to your child on a daily basis.  You can do this wherever you are—in the produce aisle in the supermarket, while out walking through your neighborhood, or while sitting inside your home.  Describe the colors and objects and then ask your child what color something is.  By talking about colors and objects, you are helping your child develop their vocabulary and future reading comprehension. 

We are the Storytime Seedlings Podcasters (and Children's Librarians):

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Heidi (left)
does the storytimes for: 


Toddlers--
1's & 2's Together 
(Music and Movement for children aged 1 to 2 years) on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am.
 

 

Lauren (right)
does 
the storytimes for:

Babies--
Baby Bouncers Lapsit, a program for infants with a caregiver, on Thursdays at 11:30 am 

  --- and ---


Preschoolers--
3's & 4's Budding Bookworms (Stories and Songs for 3, 4, and 5 year olds) on Thursdays at 10:30 am

 
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Our thanks to the following resources for Episode 4:

Free Music Archive and Scott Holmes (music) 

 

 
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