Thursday, 17 January 2013

Robot Storytime

This week our storytime theme was robots!  There aren't a lot of books in our library on robots, but we have a couple of good ones.  The best thing is that most of them are based around basic shapes, so you can get your storytime kids to tell you what shapes they can see, and it leads into the craft activity.

The first book read was R. Robot saves lunch by R. Nicholas Kuszyk.  This was a fun book, and it was fun to get the audience opinion on (SPOILER!) whether lunch or the saved robot was more important.


Next we read Hello, robots by Bob Staake.  A great rhyming read (one of the storytime kids said to me "that book rhymes!"), with discussion about what rain does to robots, and can we swap heads.

The last book we read was Robot zombie frankenstein by Annette Simon.  The endpapers are great in this book, as it has all the shapes that are used to make the robots.  It's a good way to get the children to interact with the book. 

For our craft activity, we had simple shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles) cut out, and the children could glue them onto paper to make a robot. 

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