DIY Storytime – I Am Special

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

Enjoy this DIY storytime whenever you like!

Books:

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129mQD7eOR0
Play this “Catch the Compliment” self-esteem game with your children:
https://www.verywellfamily.com/develop-self-esteem-with-interactive-games-2162838

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTIyUKznXzk
Print this coloring page about self-esteem and help your child fill it in.
https://s18670.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/my-self-esteem.pdf?sfvrsn=0

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzse9OXWfbI
Here are some activities from PBS Kids and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to go along with the story:
https://d43fweuh3sg51.cloudfront.net/media/media_files/Feeling_Special_Activity_1.pdf

Songs:

You Are Special Song – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
By PBS Learning Media
https://cptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/036baeb7-2eda-4d83-ad09-4cbf103d48f3/you-are-special-song/

Sesame Street: Will.i.am Sings “What I Am”
By Will.i.am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyVzjoj96vs

I Like Me
By KiddieOK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQDafV0Buto

Rhymes:

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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