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Share a Story: What's Different? What's the Same? Storytime


Did you miss our What's Different? What's the Same? Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Dino duckling by Alison Murray


ANIMAL PRETENDING (from Sturgis Kids

Can you hop like a rabbit?

Can you jump like a frog?

Can you moo like a cow?

Can you run like a dog?

Can you fly like a bird

Can you swim like a fish?

Then be still as a turtle?

And sit down like this.


Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal



Abra-cadabra, Alaka-zoodles, when I say KAZAM, you'll all be poodles! KAZAM!

Abra-cadabra, Alaka-zephelants, when I say KAZAM, you’ll all be elephants! KAZAM!

Abra-cadabra, Alaka-znakes, when I say KAZAM, you’ll all be snakes! KAZAM!

Abra-cadabra, Alaka-zucklings, when I say KAZAM, you’ll all be ducklings! KAZAM!

Abra-cadabra, Alaka-zorses, when I say KAZAM, you’ll all be horses! KAZAM!

To get back to kid-form: Abra-cadabra, Alaka-zids, when I say KAPOW you'll turn back to kids!



I'm a little teapot, short and stout

Here is my handle, here is my spout

When I get all steamed up, here me shout

"Tip me over and pour me out!"


PARACHUTE SONG: Switcheroo Day by Brady Rymer


SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Talk about different animals, or different things you can pretend to be. What sounds would you make? How would you move? Where would you live?

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Quackers by Liz Wong
Not quite narwhal by Jessie Sima
Wolfie the bunny by Ame Dyckman
I am a unicorn! by Michaela Schuett
Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folguiera