Friday, September 18, 2015
Pudgy Duck: an original finger play by Miss Becky
I'm a children's librarian who has the pleasure of hosting Preschool Storytime. Because of my interest in diversity, self-esteem, and healthy body image, I'm designing a storytime called "Big and Little." We read books, sing songs, and do finger plays about the amazing array of shapes and sizes of people. I had no trouble finding materials with tall, short, and thin protagonists with a healthy body image. I did have trouble finding something that features a happy, fat protagonist. I couldn't find one, so I wrote one myself.
Enjoy! Feel free to share with your young friends and their caretakers.