Preschool Storytime: It’s Mine

Welcome to Preschool Storytime with Miss Rhonda and Boomer Bear. Today we are reading It’s Mine by Leo Lionni.

Kindergarten Readiness Tip

Four year olds typically have about 1,000 words in their vocabulary. The book we read today provided examples of how we can help children expand their vocabulary. Leo Lionni used great words for arguing like quibbled, quarreled and bickering. Challenge your family to try out what I call $100 words instead of common 1¢ words!

Descriptor words are a great ones to start with. “It’s a nice day” sounds so much more exciting when you say, “It’s a gorgeous day!” Change “There is a big dog” to something like “There is a gigantic brown dog.” Preschool kids love it when you tell them they are using 1st grade words.

More Fun

Get your jumping frog legs ready as we sing along to 5 Little Speckled Frogs!


Let’s learn more about frogs by taking a trip to the San Diego Zoo!


Practice Tracing and Cutting 

For this tracing and cutting activity you need to print the worksheet and then trace the lines from the frog to the lilly pad. After you’ve traced the lines use child friendly scissors to cut on the lines.

Note:  If you don’t have access to a printer, simply draw lines on a paper for your child to cut. Start simple and then add curves and waves. Children need scissor practice in a safe setting to develop their fine motor skills.

If you have worked up an appetite, work with a grown up to make a fun frog snack using a green apple and grapes! 

Apple Frogs


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I am an Outreach Preschool Storyteller at the library. I'm usually out and about, visiting preschools and daycares in our community. It's the perfect job for a retired kindergarten teacher! I know what preschoolers need to be ready for school and I love sharing picture books, rhymes and fun music. It's a win for us both!