Story Time: “D” is for Dinosaur

Story Time: “D” is for Dinosaur

Story Time: “D” is for Dinosaur

“D” is for dinosaur, and November is for Dinovember! Start off Dinovember with these great books and activities.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Learning through play is relaxed, fun, and creative. Through a single enjoyable activity, your child can learn about following directions, taking turns, and showing appreciation to others, all skills that are necessary for healthy development.

- Lambert

Activity

Help your child practice taking turns by playing a hide and seek game with a favorite toy. Show them how you appreciate their efforts to find the toy, even if it might be hard to spot at first.

Books Presented

Dinoshapes by Jo Ryan

Identifies different dinosaurs using illustrations comprised of finger and thumb prints.

Hello Dinosaurs by Joan Holub

Join a herd of dinosaurs waiting for eggs to hatch in this action-packed next-step-concept book about comparisons.

Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart

From renowned pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart comes an awe-inspiring tribute to the world’s most beloved extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign on our planet.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Dinosaur Song

(Tune: Go Tell Aunt Rhody)
A dinosaur’s hiding, hiding. A dinosaur is hiding in this room.
– adapted from Library Story Hour from A to Z by Ellen K. Hasbrouck

Flannel Activity: Dino, Dino, Dinosaur

(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Dino, dino, dinosaur, stomping on the ground.
Now we add one and two, till we have a herd.

– Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins

 

Shake My Dino Head

(Tune: Shake My Sillies Out)

I’m going to shake, shake, shake my dino head, (shake head)
Shake, shake, shake my dino head, shake shake, shake my dino head, 
And then go stomping about. (stomp feet)

Scratch, scratch, scratch my dino claws… (shape hands like claws and scratch them in the air)

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my dino foot… (wiggle one foot)

Wag, wag, wag my dino tail… (move bottom side to side)

– Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Build a Dinosaur

Make this cool dinosaur craft!

Additional Books

Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon

Readers set out on a time-traveling adventure through six prehistoric narrative scenes that cover everything from the gentle giants to the bloodthirsty predators and along the way examine what dinosaurs looked like, where they lived, what they ate, and why they disappeared.

How to Grow a Dinosaur by Jill Esbaum

Provides practical advice for a young dinosaur when a baby brother arrives, such as the good news that he will be toddling soon, but the bad news that he will not know what is dangerous.

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