Storytime at Ruiz - Rabbits!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This week at Ruiz, we read stories about rabbits.

Which is great! Rabbits are adorable! However, each of these stories also featured themes of imaginative thinking. We read about a girl with a magic hat (and a polar bear!), a magic suitcase, and a box that wasn't actually a box. Whether you read them in a group or one-on-one these books practically beg kids to participate and are excellent at encouraging imaginative thinking and play. Which are skills kids need help to develop. The books are listed below with links to the catalog. Check one out today!

We also got a chance to practice our spelling with a rousing session of B-U-N-N-Y. What's that you ask? Bunny? Yes, Bunny! If your kids like to sing B-I-N-G-O, this is a great alternative and helps them learn new words and letters.

B-U-N-N-Y
(sing to the tune of B-I-N-G-O)

I know a rabbit with big long ears
And BUNNY is his name-o
B-U-N-N-Y, B-U-N-N-Y, B-U-N-N-Y
And Bunny is his name-o

Source=Storytime with Miss Mollie

Ruiz Storytime is held at 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday.

Related Books:
Cover of the book Magic box : a magical story
By by Katie Cleminson.
Eva receives a very special box for her birthday. When she climbs inside, she becomes a master magician! After pulling quite a few rabbits out of quite a few hats, Eva throws a fantastic party with lots of cake, the very best musicians, and plenty of dancing. But for her best trick, Eva wishes for a pet named Monty and she gets even more than she imagined.
Cover of the book Hey, Rabbit!
By Sergio Ruzzier.
One by one, Rabbit opens his suitcase for his friends, who are curious to see inside, imagining the suitcase overflowing with their cherished dreams.
Cover of the book Not a box
By Antoinette Portis.
To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box.
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