Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story Be You! by Peter H. Reynolds.
Featured Story: Be You!
Craft Activity: “Be Me” Self-Portrait
- Assorted play dough or clay colours
- Tools to shape play dough or clay (e.g. popsicle stick)
- Foam sheet (for frame)
- Markers (to draw on foam sheet)
- Small roller to flatten play dough or clay
- Buttons, gems, yarn, google eyes to decorate the portrait
Directions: Use play dough or clay to create a “Be Me” Self-Portrait.
- Use the foam sheet to make your Be Me Self-Portrait.
- Flatten and shape some dough to make a face base.
- Use different colours of dough and assorted tools to create parts of the face (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, etc.). Add the pieces to the face base.
- Have fun and be creative.
- A new artist is born!
Easy Paper Craft
Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Be Me Self-Portrait.
- Crayons, coloured pencils or markers
- Draw a portrait of yourself and colour it in. Draw a frame around your portrait.
- Draw a picture of yourself as a superhero. Do you have a special costume? Download, print and colour.
Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.
|The Reflection in Me||Remember To Dream, Ebere||A Bad Case of Stripes|
|Marvelous Me||I Like Myself||More of Me to Love|
Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.
|All About Me Snack||Edible Frosting Play Dough With Only 2 Ingredients!||Make a Healthy “Feelings Faces” Snack|
Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas
Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.
Songs and Music
Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem and memory.
|All About Respect!||If You’re Happy||Sesame Street: Will.i.am Sings “What I Am”|
|What’s Your Name? Kids Academy||When I Grow Up||The Feelings Song|
Information & Fun Facts
Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner.
|Molly Wright: How every child can thrive by five | TED||Teaching Character Traits to Kids||Toddlers: behaviour|
|Wellbeing For Children: Confidence And Self-Esteem||Build Your Tree – Learn About your Character Traits||9 Printable Feelings Chart|
Examples for Kids
Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.
Take National Geographic’s Kid Personality Quizzes to see what type of personality you have!