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Names
Submitted by: Akhila Bhat, Barbara Bush
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Porcupine named Fluffy by:Helen Lester
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.
Name the Ed by:Laura Driscoll
When Ed attends a family reunion with many relatives who have the same name, he hopes to get his own special nickname.
Four boys named Jordan by:Jessica Harper
Four Jordans in one third-grade classroom cause chaos and confusion for teacher and students alike.
Chrysanthemum by:Kevin Henkes
Lion named Shirley Williamson by:Bernard Waber
Songs
Learning the letters in your name
If your name has an 'A' today, 'A' today, 'A' today...then stand up and shout Hooray.
Keep calling out some alphabets and then finally say...
If your name has an alphabet today...stand up and shout Hooray!
If your name is on a plate
I handed out paper plates at the beginning of storytime and had the children or parents their child's name on the paper. Then sing this song to the tune of 'If you are happy and you know it Clap your hands'. Form a circle and put a plate in the middle and have the child pick it up. If you have lots of children then you can put two or three at a time.
If your name is on the plate pick it up
If your name is on the plate, pick it up
If your name is on the plate
then you’re doing really great.
If your name is on the plate, pick it up

As another activity I also had them count the letters in their name.
Craft
They decorated the name plate with stickers. Punched a hole. Put a ribbon through it and took it home to hang on wall or door.
Other
They also made bracelets and necklaces out of beads and letter beads to form their name.