We love Story Time!!! Story time can be a time with figety kids that aren't in the mood to sit, or it can be a fabulous time for wonderful stories and lot's of learning. Therefore, I try my hardest to help the books come alive for the children by incorporating them into our curriculum and our imaginative play. This way they love and look forward to our reading time.
Dear Zoo is such a great lift the flap book. It is perfect for any animal lover, especially if you add the animals for a fun story time. I knew it would be perfect for us today.
I added a little safari hat, I searched ahead of time and got together all of the animals that are in the book, then found a pretty box for them to go in.(In the story all of the animals are sent in the mail). I cut the top with an X-acto knife so it would fold out nicely and viola we were ready for a fun filled story time.
Little B spent over an hour after story time playing with the animals. He absolutely loved it. We also read the book about 10 times, he kept requesting we read it again.
I highly suggest using props and fun things for story time, it truly can enhance your child's experience with books. Not to mention it helps them comprehending what they are hearing in the story. OOOO and let them play afterwards so you can see their little imaginations take off. What fun!!