Last week when I was helping a child look for a book, I came across a book I wanted to include in storytime. So, I decided I had to find a way to incorporate this book into this week’s storytime and what better way than to have a robot theme!
The first book we read was the book that made me want to do this robot storytime, If I Had A Robot by Dan Yaccarino. I am a huge fan of Yaccrino’s illustrations. I love his Oswald books which I am sure I will be using in a storytime soon. Anyway, If I Had A Robots a great book for storytime.
After reading this book we had a little discussion about all of the things we would like our robots to do if we had them.
Next we read Robots Everywhere by Denny Hebson Illustrated by Todd Hoffman.
This is great for younger kids because the text is fairly sparse however, the older kids enjoyed it as well because we talked about the similarities between the robot world in the book and our world. The kids really got a kick out of these robots.
This book was a nice end for our storytime today. It has nice and bright colors and cute rhymes, a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
For craft today we made a version of this craft:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/tproll/robot/It took a little bit of help from their parents to get all of the pieces together but everyone was very satisfied with the finished product. Who can resist such a cute robot?