Preschool Storytime: Don’t Worry Little Crab

Welcome to our virtual preschool storytime! Today I will read about a little crab who is comforted by help from a big crab in Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton.  

Parent Teaching Tip

Reading and talking about feelings helps children in school by teaching them to name, understand and manage their emotions. This helps them build empathy and get along better with their classmates.  

 More Fun

After listening to the story and the rhyme about feelings make these feeling masks from No Time for Flashcards with paper plates, markers and craft sticks.  

Preschool SEL activities

Play this game with Elmo and have fun identifying feelings.


A find it game like this one from Lady Behind the Curtain is easy to put together and great for focusing concentration and calming strong feelings.  

Calming Find It Game

Here are some more books to reaabout worries big and small and ways to calm your mind 


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Dawn's favorite thing about being an outreach storyteller is getting young children excited about reading & learning! When she isn't out telling stories or helping you find just the right book at the library, she is reading or using what she's read to enjoy her hobbies. You may see her out with her camera taking pictures or walking her dog Honey. She also loves cooking with the fresh herbs in her garden.