Friendship Storytime Plan

Friendship Storytime Plan


Hey Duck by Carin Bramsen

Smick! by Doreen Cronin

How to Lose a Lemur by Fran Preston-Gannon

Pom and Pim by Lena Landstrom

Two Bunny Buddies by Kathryn Galbraith

Yeti and the Bird by Nadia Shireen

Virgil and Owen by Paulette Bogan

A Surprise for Giraffe and Elephant by Paul Gude

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

You Make Me Smile by Layn Marlow

Friends by Miles van Hout

I Will Surprise My Friend by Mo Willems

You Will Be My Friend by Peter Brown

Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Penguin and Pinecone: a friend story by Selina Yoon

Bears on Chairs by Shirley Parenteau

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen


I Had a Friend by Laurie Berkner

Best Friends by Madagascar (soundtrack)

Skinnamarink (traditional)

You Are My Sunshine (traditional)

Fingerplays/Action Rhymes

Who's Here

If You're Friendly and You Know It

Say Say Oh Playmate (traditional)

Art Project

My Best Friend

Every Child Ready to Read Skills/Practices

Sing— Children sing along with songs during storytime.

Talk— Ask the children about their friends, talk about how to be nice and make friends.

Read— Ask the children to read sight words on pages and describe what the friends are doing with each other.

Write— Children write names on their nametags.

Play— Children play along to action rhymes.

Possible Asides to Parents & Caregivers

Reading books with novel words and learning to describe things in different ways helps build vocabulary.

Pointing out letters or words on a page, and asking children to say words with you, helps them understand that printed words and letters correspond to what they hear.

Singing familiar songs helps children build awareness of the sounds that make up larger words.

Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress

Domain: Language, Literacy and Communications:

Language comprehension

Artistic expression and interpretation

Vocabulary and syntax

Shape and picture recognition and interpretation

Motivation, engagement

Letter recognition

Concepts of print

Comprehension of narrative text

Further Resources

Every Child Ready to Read

Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress

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