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A. S.'s Preschool Storytime Program Page




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 book cover 

Written by Doreen Cronin

Illustrated by Scott Menchin 

(Atheneum Books for Young Readers)


   Frog Paper Bag Puppet

  -photo from A. S.'s personal


      - Used with Permission


           Created at




Title of Program: Let's Bounce! Preschool Storytime 


Preschool Storytime Plan.docx


ALSC Competencies:

I. Knowledge of Client Group

  1. Understands theories of infant, child, and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service.

II. Administrative and Management Skills

  1. Participates in all aspects of the library's planning process to represent and support service to children.

III. Communication Skills

     4.    Communicates effectively when addressing or presenting to large or small groups of children and/or adults. 

IV. Knowledge of Materials

  1. Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, Websites and other electronic media, and other materials that contribute to a diverse, current, and relevant children’s collection.

VI. Programming Skills

  1. Designs, promotes, presents, and evaluates a variety of programs for children of all ages, based on their developmental needs and interests and the goals of the library.

     3.    Provides library outreach programs which meet community needs and library goals and objectives.

     4.    Establishes programs and services for parents, individuals and agencies providing childcare, and other professionals in the

            community who work with children.

     5.    Promotes library programs and services to underserved children and families.

(Association for Library Service to Children Education Committee 2014)


Age Group of Audience: Spring Storytime designed for preschool children



book cover 

Cronin, Doreen. 2007. Bounce. Ill. Scott Menchin. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.


Stein, David Ezra. 2009. Pouch! New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.


Activities including fingerplays, songs, and readings:

“I’m Glad You’re Here Today” Song

review the calendar

review the days of the week

“Two Little Kangaroos Bouncing on a Hill” Fingerplay

reading of Bounce by Doreen Cronin

“Bounce Your Fingers Up” Fingerplay

reading of Pouch! by David Ezra Stein

“Five Little Speckled Frogs” Song

“I’m So Glad We Are Together” Song

making a paper frog puppet activity


Hands-on Learning Component:


   Supplies Needed: paper lunch bag; crayons; cut outs of template arms, eyes, and tongue; glue

Steps To Make a Paper Frog Puppet

1. color the side of a paper lunch bag that folds green

2. glue one end of the tongue under the fold

3. using a crayon, roll the bottom of the tongue upwards

4. glue on the arms to each side of the bag

5. glue on the eyes as shown, at the top part of the bag


Caregiver Involvement and/or ECRR2 Family Education:

When the parents participate and are involved in the Storytime songs and activities, their children are more likely to enjoy the program and participate as well.  Also, children often learn words better when they are sung because singing the words goes slower than simply speaking the words, giving the children more time to absorb the sounds and meaning.





Association for Library Service to Children Education Committee. Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. American Library Association, accessed October 12, 2014, http://www.ala.org/alsc/edcareeers/alsccorecomps.


Cronin, Doreen. 2007. Bounce. Ill. Scott Menchin. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.  https://catalog.simonandschuster.com/Default.aspx?cid=1376&ob=&FilterByName=&FilterBy=&FilterVal=&showcart=&camefrom=&find=bounce&a=


Frog Paper Bag Puppet. Photograph from Personal Collection of A.S. Used with permission.







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