Storytime with Miss Celeste

Fe fi fo fum
It's time for us to have some fun!

Hello Everybody,

I must say, I simply can NOT believe all the new faces that we have had the last few weeks!  I do hope that you will all become regulars.  For those of you that are new to our group, generally we read from 1-4 books - depending on the 'mood' of the kidlets.  As we have SO many new littles, our group has been extremly lively - which is why we only read 1 book this last Tuesday.  Don't worry about it, they will get used to the group and your little one will settle down and listen.

Our letter this last week was P. The kidlets certainly knew a lot of P words - did you work with your little one?  I am pretty sure that Pizza is my favorite p word. ;-) 

Our theme last week was 'Chinese New Year'.  I must confess, I forgot to write the name of the book that we did read (oops!), so I can not list it. But here is a small list of other Chinese New Year books that E.P. has;

The runaway wok : a Chinese New Year tale 
by Ying Chang Compestine

Happy Chinese New Year, Kai-lan!
Lauryn Silverhardt

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Grace Lin

My first Chinese New Year
Karen Katz

This next New Year
Janet Wong

They have quite a few more for you to chose from.

Author Website of the Week
http://www.gracelin.com

I hope that you will check out some of Grace Lin's books - there are a LOT of them. Her website is packed with crafts and fun things to do, most of them relating to one of her books.  You click on the book and it takes you to a page with coloring sheets and activites. She has activites for all ages, from a simple coloring sheet for your little to activites for your older child and things for you to do as well.

Next Week (February 12)
Our letter of the week will be Q.  So think up some q words (Queen Celeste, anyone? tehehe!) Do we have anyone whose name starts with Q?

Our theme will be 'Be my Valentine', I am seeing a heart craft in our future!

I am going to take a wild guess and believe that most, if not all, of my storytime parents are readers themselves.  Are you finding ways to feed your own reading addiction?  I remember how hard it was when MY kids were littles.  I am pretty sure that I hid books in the bathroom.

Until next week,
Miss Celeste