DIY Storytime – I Am Special

Do-It-Yourself Storytime
Theme – I Am Special!

Enjoy this DIY storytime whenever you like!


book imageStory: I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem
• Written by Jamie Lee Curtis
• Illustrated by Laura Cornell
• Published by HarperCollins
• Read by Amber Connor (Storytime Pals)
This book says why it’s important to like yourself every day.
Play this “Catch the Compliment” self-esteem game with your children:

book coverStory: I Like Myself
• Written Karen Beaumont
• Illustrated by David Catrow
• Published by Houghton Mifflin
• Presented by OBKidz and Storytime with Daddy
This silly story celebrates self-acceptance.
Print this coloring page about self-esteem and help your child fill it in.

book coverStory: You Are Special, Daniel Tiger!
• Written by Angela Santomero
• Illustrated by Jason Fruchter
• Published by Simon & Schuster
• Read by Angela Santomero
Daniel and his classmates each do something special for the class talent show.
Here are some activities from PBS Kids and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to go along with the story:


You Are Special Song – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
By PBS Learning Media

Sesame Street: Sings “What I Am”

I Like Me
By KiddieOK


Everybody has a Name by Joan Warren

Everybody has a name
Same are different, some the same.
Some are short, some are long
All are right, none are wrong.
I like my name, it’s special to me
Exactly who I want to be.

I Look in the Mirror by Helen H. Moore
(point to the body parts as you say them aloud)

I look in the mirror, and what do I see?
A pair of eyes looks back at me
A nose, two ears, two eyebrows, too
Two lips and teeth say, “I love you.”
I look in the mirror and what do I see?
I look in the mirror and I see me!
Feelings Song
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
I have feelings (point to self)
So do you (point to someone else)
Let’s all sing about a few.
I am happy (make a big smile)
I am sad (frown)
I get scared (make scared face)
And I get mad (make fists and stomp feet)
I am proud of being me (hands on hips, shoulders straight, smile)
That’s a feeling too, you see.

I have feelings (point to self)
So do you (point to someone else)
Here are more that we can do.
I am silly (make a goofy face)
I am shy (hide your face)
I can wonder and ask why (look thoughtful)
I have feelings (point to self)
So do you (point to someone else)
We just sang about a few.

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