Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On the Go Baby Storytime (Take 2)

Babies and cars and trucks...all on the go!

Songs/Rhymes/Bounces
Here is the post to (most) of the rhymes.

Come Along and Sing With Me
We Say Hello!
Little Bear
Rub-a-dub-dub
Mother, Father and Uncle John
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Tick Tock

Parachute

Read Aloud Book


Baby Parade
by Rebecca O'Connell; illustrated by Susie Poole

Shared Reading

A variety of picture books about transportation including:

Say & Play: Things That Go

Babies on the Bus
by Karen Katz

Play and Learn

At baby storytime training I "discovered" a toy we have that babies love...and I'd never used, until today!
Lakeshore's Tub of Cars and Trucks

Hodgepodge Outreach Storytime

I wasn't feeling well yesterday and was just spinning my wheels trying to plan a different storytime for today's outreach since yesterday's went kind of flat.  In finally just decided to do a hodgepodge of books I had on my desk--loosely tied together.  Today's storytimes went much better than yesterday!  Whew!  I visited four classes.  Let's see if I can come up with an outreach for next week...I might just use this one again!

Preschool Classes

Preschool to the Rescue
by Judy Sierra; illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
Image result for Preschool to the Rescue by Judy Sierra; illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Flannel Board: Five Pigs in the Mud

5 little piggies rolled in the mud
Oh, my goodness! They need a scrub!
The farmer took one piggy out
"Oink, oink, oink!" the pig did shout.

Continue counting down to zero.

No little piggies rolled in the mud
They looked so nice after their scrub
The farmer turned his back...and then...
Those piggies rolled in the mud again!

Twenty Hungry Piggies: A Number Book
by Trudy Harris; illustrated by Andrew N. Harris

Stand-up Song: I Can Walk on Two Feet

I can walk on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can walk on two feet, all day long.

I can run on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can run on two feet, all day long.

I can tiptoe on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can tiptoe on two feet, all day long.

I can jump on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can jump on two feet, all day long.

I can march on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can march on two feet, all day long.

I can hop on one foot, on one foot, on one foot
I can hop on one foot, all day long.

Who Has These Feet
by Laura Hulbert; illustrated by Erik Brooks


Toddler Class

Hello Puppy
by Jane Cowen-Fletcher


Song:  Itsy Bitsy Spider

Mrs. Wishy-Washy
by Joy Cowley

Song: Old McDonald Had a Farm

Repeat Mrs. Wishy-Washy

Hands Can
by Cheryl Willis Hudson; photographs by John-Francis Bourke

Hands and Feet Outreach Storytime

I was excited to do this storytime--but it fell pretty flat.  I don't know if it was because I wasn't feeling well...but later I figured out that I didn't share a book with an actual plot--you know, beginning, middle, end.  Instead they were more just "concept" books--which are all great in and of themselves, but just three of those did not make the best storytime.

Here's what I did

Books

Handiest Things in the World
by Andrew Clements; photographs by Raquel Jaramillo

Who Has These Feet?
by Laura Hulbert; illustrated by Erik Brooks

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
by Al Perkins; illustrated by Eric Gurney

2nd classroom I did this book instead

Hands Say Love
by George Shannon; illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
Songs

If You're Happy and You Know It
Clap your hands
Stomp your feet
Shout hooray
Do all three

My Hands
My hands upon my head I'll place
Upon my shoulders on my face
At my waist and by my side
And then behind me they will hide
Then I will raise them way up high
And let my fingers fly, fly, fly
Then clap, clap, clap and 1, 2, 3
Let's sit down quietly.

Two Feet
I can walk on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can walk on two feet all day long.

I can run on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can run on two feet all day long.

I can tiptoe on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can tiptoe on two feet all day long.

I can jump on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can jump on two feet all day long

I can march on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can march on two feet all day long

I can hop on one foot, on one foot, on one foot
I can hop on one foot all day long.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Outreach Storytimes--Food!

I have done several outreach storytimes with the food theme--which has been a lot of fun!  But it's time to move onto another theme for the rest of the month.

Books

20 Hungry Piggies
by Trudy Harris; illustrated by Andrew N. Harris

Mouse Mess
by Linnea Riley

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Flannel Board

4 Hungry Ants
Four hungry ants marching in a line
Came upon a picnic where they could dine.
One marched into the salad
He marched into the cake
He marched into the pepper
But that was a mistake!
Aaaa, Aaaa, Achoooo!

Continue counting down through 1 hungry ant.

Songs

D-O-N-U-T
(sung to tune of Bingo)

I am a non-traditionalist when it comes to the Bingo song.  I have found that removing the letters from the end makes it much easier for the children to say the letters and clap the right number of times and at the right time.  It also helps to emphasis the beginning letter of the word--which is one of the first things children 'figure' out as they are learning about reading.  

There is a treat I like to eat
And donut is it's name-o
D-O-N-U-T
D-O-N-U-T
D-O-N-U-T
Save a bite for me--munch!

There is a treat I like to eat
And donut is it's name-o
D-O-N-U-(clap)
D-O-N-U-(clap)
D-O-N-U-(clap)
Save a bite for me--munch!

There is a treat I like to eat
And donut is it's name-o
D-O-N-(clap)-(clap)
D-O-N-(clap)-(clap)
D-O-N-(clap)-(clap)
Save a bite for me--munch!

There is a treat I like to eat
And donut is it's name-o
D-O-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
D-O-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
D-O-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
Save a bite for me--munch!

There is a treat I like to eat
And donut is it's name-o
D-O-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
D-O-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
D-O-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
Save a bite for me--munch!

There is a treat I like to eat
And donut is it's name-o
D-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
D-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
D-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
Save a bite for me--munch!

There is a treat I like to eat
And donut is it's name-o
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
There's no bites left for me!

If we needed a "wiggle song" we'd skip the Donut song and do Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes instead.


We've Got Mail!

Several months ago we got rid of our AWE computers for children (because their warranty was out and they were starting to give us a lot of trouble).  So the small table that held the computer turned into a "Writing Station".  Unfortunately, it turned quickly into a coloring station.  To encourage more writing we got a little mailbox so kids could leave us notes and letters.  It has been so fun to get mail from our youngest members!

Flowers for Henrietta

A special storytime girl brought flowers for Henrietta!  Ava told us all about how she made the the white flowers blue by putting them in blue water for a few days.  So sweet!

Kids Club: Titanic!

This was a very fun event planned by a colleague.  I was relieved when two families showed up (the library had been very slow all afternoon--probably due to the nice spring weather).

Read Aloud Book

Pig on the Titanic
by Gary Crew; illustrated by Bruce Whatley

Stations

Leak-proof Bag
Did you know you can fill a heavy-duty Ziploc bag with water and then poke pencils all the way through without water coming out?  Give it a try--just make sure your pencils are very sharp and that you poke the pencil straight through (not at an angle).

Here's some proof:


Build a Boat
The kids were asked to make a boat using a variety of miscellaneous supplies.  If only glue dried faster...


Cargo
After building a boat the kids got to float them...and then add "cargo" (unit cubes) to see how much weight their boats could hold.


2 liter bottle with three holes down the sides experiment (find instructions here)