Story Time

Submitted by: Paula Gonzales, Cy-Fair
• Bi-lingual
Mouse Count/ Cuenta ratones by:Ellen Stoll Walsh
A sneaky snake tries to capture mice and counts them as he puts them in a jar. The mice find a way to free themselves from the jar and the fun of counting continues.
Ten, Nine, Eight/ Diez, nueve, ocho by:Molly Bang
A father sings a soft lullaby to his daughter while counting down the objects in her room.

Diez perros en la tienda: un libro para contra by:Claire Masurel
This is a fun counting book about dogs that wait in a pet store for someone to take them home.
Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three by:Pat Mora
Two sisters shop for their mother?s birthday gift and count their gifts along the way.
Five in the Bed

Incorporate a flannel board for this song by making 5 little bears and a bed out of colorful felt. As you sing the song, remove each bear from the bed.

There were five in a bed
and the little one said
"Roll over, roll over"
So they all rolled over
and one fell out


There were four in a bed
There were three in a bed
There were two in a bed
There was one in a bed
And the little one said
"Good night!"

Habian cinco en la cama
(This translation is by Paola Ferate-Soto)

Hab?an cinco en la cama, y el chiquito dijo: ??Volt?ense, volt?ense!?
Entonces se voltearon, y uno se cay?, ?Ay!

Versos siguientes

Hab?an cuatro en la cama?
Hab?an tres en la cama?
Hab?an dos en la cama?
Hab?a uno en la cama y el chiquitito dijo:
??Por fin solo!?
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
One, two,
Buckle my shoe
Three, four,
Shut the door
Five, six,
Pick up sticks
Seven eight,
Lay them straight
Nine, ten,
Begin again!
Uno, dos, ata los zapatos
Uno, dos, ata los zapatos.
Tres, cuatro, cierra la puerta.
Cinco, seis, recoge los palitos.
Siete, ocho, ponlos derechitos.
Nueve, diez, l?emelo ortra vez.

Number Caterpillar

2 X 2 inch circles cut from green construction paper
White 14 ? X 12 construction paper
White sticker dots

Give each child 5 green circles and a piece of white construction paper. Arrange the green circles in a row and glue on the white construction paper. Let the kids decorate with the black marker to draw eyes and legs on the caterpillar. Give each child 5 white sticker dots that are numbered from 1-5. Put stickers in numerical order on the body of the caterpillar.
?One, Two, Buckle my Shoe? in Spanish is found in The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, and Fingerplays by Pam Schiller, Rafael Lara-Alecio and Beverly J. Irby. This book is a wonderful resource for Spanish and Bilingual storytimes.