Story Time: Fashion!

by | Feb 9, 2021 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

Lights! Camera! It’s fashion! This week we learned that “F” is for fashion, and “fashion” can help you express how you are feeling, where you want to go, and what is good for the weather outside.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

“Dress-up play allows anyone to dream, hope, and use their imagination. It gives kids permission to pretend to be someone or something different and extraordinary that reflects their personality and current interests and promotes more independence by allowing kids to practice self-care skills.”

- Thegeniusofplay.org

Activity

Gather a bunch of clothes and have a dress-up fashion show. Talk about what each clothing item is used for, what weather would be good in which to wear it, and where you might go in each outfit. You can also take some old clothes and “remake” them into something new!

Books Presented

Bling Blaine: Throw Glitter, Not Shade by Rob Sanders

Blaine loves to shine… well, actually, he loves to sparkle. Blaine’s all about the bling, just like Sue’s all about orange, and Alberto is all about high-tops. But when Blaine’s bling rubs some people the wrong way, he begins to lose his shine — and so does his entire school. Can Blaine’s friends work together as allies and convince everyone to throw glitter, not shade?

The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants by Erik Litwin

Hazel Nut wants to sing and dance, but Mama, Papa, and Wally Nut are too busy, so Hazel calls in a special family member to get everyone moving.

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

Love grows between two ducklings as they bill and coo around the farmyard.

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Despite the advice of others in her family, Ellah Sarah persists in wearing the striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants

I’m Going to Take a Sweater

(Tune: Jolly Good Fellow)

I’m going to take a sweater, a sweater, a sweater
I’m going to take a sweater when I go out today
When I go out today, when I go out today
I’m going to take a sweater when I go out today
(Additional: Umbrella, hat, raincoat, etc.)

– Storytimekatie.com

Old Shoes, New Shoes

Action Rhyme: “Old Shoes, New Shoes”
Old shoes, new shoes,
(Child) is wearing (description) shoes
One, two, three four,
Now I stomp them on the floor!
– Storytimekatie.com

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page activity!

Pick up these fashion story time kits today.

Additional Books

Shoe-la-la! by Karen Beaumont

Four girls go in search of the perfect pair of party shoes.

Crafts for Styling Your Wardrobe by Susannah Blake

A variety of crafts for kids to make their clothes their own. Includes upcycling old clothes and basic sewing stitches.

Along Came Coco by Eva Byrne

In a time when children were meant to be seen and not heard, along came Coco, a small French orphan with an eye for style, a talent for sewing, and a big imagination. An exploration of Coco’s early life and a celebration of her creativity, Along Came Coco shows the ways in which Coco Chanel’s imaginative spirit led her to grow into one of the world’s most beloved fashion icons.

Sadie and the Silver Shoes by Jane Godwin

Family members try various ways to cheer up their grouchy bulldog.

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