|Alayna is singing and dancing right along|
We talked about having to walk in the building holding my hands because we are BIG girls, the music and dancing, the sitting and quietly listening and how they were such BIG girls to be able to participate in preschool story time.
Of course, we prayed together before we began this journey if not for their behavior then for my sense of peace that I wouldn't be chasing two crazy girls around the library or the parking lot.
Well, God and the girls came through BIG TIME!
They walked in holding my hands. They took of their jackets and made themselves right at home. The story time lasted 45 minutes and at the end of each book the librarian had a cd with finger plays that she had the kids get up and dance. She kept watching the girls as they were dancing along and smiling away.
Both girls far outdid my expectations (and I have pretty high expectations).
You would have thought Alayna had been to story time each week for a year as she was singing, dancing, participating, sitting and listening when appropriate the whole time. We had never done any of the songs before but, the girls joined right in without missing a step.
Dariya did very well too. She walked in and plopped herself down by the first 4 preschoolers she saw sitting at the front of the room and stayed there for about half of the time, participating and listening well. Then about 25 minutes in she decided to wander around the room a bit then sit down closer to the back with a good library book and read quietly to herself. I was super proud of how long she sat and stayed focused.
Super proud of my big girls. Story time will be a regular addition to our schedule.
|Story time success. |
We waited paitently at the end of the