Monday, March 5, 2012

M is for March and Mammals

And Man's best friend...

Join us Tuesday, March 6th at 10am (doors open at 9:30) at the Little Red Store for a storytime in which we celebrate all three!

Inspired by a Zoo to You program I teach called Critter Covers, and my work in general with 2-6 year olds at the Karen Peck Katz Conservation Education Center, I believe that no one is too young to learn, or too old to be reminded that..."MAMMALS HAVE HAIR OR FUR." I enjoy repeating this with class participants of all ages as we rub our heads and notice the eyelashes and eyebrows of our neighbors. Afterall, WE are mammals too!

And who is a special, furry mammal many children know and love both at home and in books?? The one who rolls over for belly rubs and cleans up the mess on the floor the children make?? The dog! Therefore we'll spend some extra time talking and reading about Man's best mammal friend, THE DOG.

Brush up on your "Knick knack paddy whack give a dog a bone..." We'll count some bones as we sing it.

We'll read some doggie books and rhyme some doggie rhymes. Hang around after storytime and make a simple doggie craft to bring home to a canine friend in your life, or make a doggie puppet.

Sarah has baked up some M&M cookies in honor of our letter of the month, M! I've had these cookies and they are mmmmm, mmmmm good. Back to the letter M...

What other words can you think of that begin with the mmmmmmmmmmmm sound???

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