Preschool Storytime: Too Tall Houses

Welcome to preschool storytime with Miss Rhonda and Boomer Bear! Today we are reading a modern day fable called Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino.

Kindergarten Readiness Tip

One of the Kansas Early Learning Standards is that with prompting and support the child can use illustrations to retell major events in the story. This story could easily be retold by each of you taking on the role of the the owl and the rabbit. Retelling and acting out a story is a great way to help your child develop a sense of “story-order.” What happened first, next and last. This is an important skill in developing good reading comprehension later in school.

More Fun

There are so many kinds of houses!  See if you can find a house like yours in this video.


This is a fun time of the year to build your own edible house. Watch this video for ideas to make your very own Gingerbread House!


Cut out shapes and build a house!


Decorate a gingerbread house with your crayons, paints and glitter glue.

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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!