May Monthly Activities

Books to Read!

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Chick and the Duckling by Mirra Ginsberg
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Early Morning in the Barn by Nancy Tafuri
Farmer Duck by Marvin Waddell
Farm Morning by David McPhail
Find the Bird by Phil Roxbee Cox
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Good Morning Chick by Mirra Ginsberg
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
Lola by Loufane Gladys Rosa-Mendoza
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys and Gulls by Lucy A. Nolan
Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo by Karma Wilson and Douglas Cushman
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Piggies by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
Regular Rolling Noah by George Ella Lyon
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Wake Up Farm by Alvin Tresselt
Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Robin Page
Who Took the Farmer’s Hat? by Joan L. Nodset
Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss

Read & Rhyme

New York Day by Day

Day by Day
Oh let’s see
What does the calendar say?

We can practice reading
Learn about healthy eating
We’re New York dreaming
Every day

Day by Day
Day by Day
Oh let’s see
What does the calendar say?

Learning ABCs and 123s
Doing fun activities
Singing makes it a breeze
Every day

Day by Day
Day by Day
Oh let’s see
What does the calendar say?

New York history
Beautiful landscapes naturally
It’s all a part of me
As I learn every day


Original artwork by Helen Correll

Sing a Song

The Pets Save the Day

adapted by Julie Dietzel-Glai
(Sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The dog saves the day by saying

Bark, bark, bark

Bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark

The dog saves the day by saying

Bark, bark, bark

All through the town

The cat saves the day by saying

Meow, meow, meow…

The bird saves the day by saying

Chirp, chirp, chirp…

The horse saves the day by saying

Neigh, neigh, neigh…

Monthly Activities

Children’s Book Week 2018

poster for Children's Book Week 2018April 30 – May 6 is Children’s Book Week; a week dedicated to the joy of reading and acknowledging the achievements in children’s literature. This year marks this special week’s 99th anniversary, and a variety of programs will be held nationwide in celebration.

You can see if any events are happening in your area here: Children’s Book Week

Teachers and parents are also encouraged to celebrate this week with their own events and self-made projects to help boost the pleasure in reading among young readers.


Learn more about Children’s Book Week:

Wonderful Websites

  • National Geographic Kids – Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website.
  • International Children’s Digital Library – This collection of over 3000 children’s books features stories in 15 languages in a kid-friendly reading format.
  • San Diego Zoo Kids – Play games, make crafts, perform science experiments and find out about different jobs at the zoo and the animals that live there.