Friday, December 2, 2016

Baby Storytime

I missed my babies last week...but it was nice to have the day after Thanksgiving off!

Read Aloud Book

Hand in Hand
by Rosemary Wells

Songs/Rhymes/Bounces
The words to most of the songs can be found here
Hands are Clapping
Hello Song
Little Bear
When Cows Get Up in the Morning
Tiny Little Babies
Roly-Poly
Jingle Bells
Hickory Dickory Dock
Toast
Two Little Hands

Shared Reading

A variety of Baby Bug magazines

Play and Learn

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Give a Dog a Bone Storytime

This was an easy storytime to have put together for after Thanksgiving.  I also used one of the books I discovered during "Picture Book Month"!

Books

One Hundred Bones
by Yuval Zommer


Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer

Graph
What do you think dogs like to do the most?
Play with a ball (4)
Go for a walk (3)
Dig (3)
Bark (4)

Songs

ABC Welcome

B-I-N-G-O
(flannel board)

Two Feet

I can walk on two feet
On two feet, on two feet
I can walk on two feet
All day long

Additional verses:
Run
Jump
March
Tiptoe
Hop on one foot

My Hands

Play and Learn

Playdough

Feed the Animals

Wooden Beads

Straws and Connectors

Pool Noodle Blocks

Coloring sheet

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Counting Storytime

This week I did this storytime on both preschool days.  With it being Thanksgiving week the groups have been fairly small.

Books

Christopher Counting
by Valeri Gorbachev

Dog's Colorful Day
by Emma Dodd

Feast for 10
by Cathryn Falwell


Songs

Five Little Ducks

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear--Counting Variation 
1 bear, 1 bear turn around
2 bears, 2 bears touch the ground
3 bears, 3 bears dance on their toes
4 bears, 4 bears touch their nose
5 bears, 5 bears reach up high
6 bears, 6 bears touch the sky
7 bears, 7 bears bend down low
8 bears, 8 bears touch their toe
9 bears, 9 bears jump up now
10 bears, 10 bears take a bow
11 bears, 11 bears stomp their feet
12 bears, 12 bears take their seat

I did a few Thanksgiving songs on Wednesday

10 Little Turkeys

1 little, 2 little, 3 little turkeys
4 little, 5 little, 6 little turkeys
7 little, 8 little, 9 little turkeys
10 little turkeys.

Run, run, run little turkeys
Run, run, run little turkeys
Run, run, run little turkeys
Thanksgiving's almost here!

Five Turkeys
(tune: My Bonnie)

5 turkeys were getting quite nervous
Thanksgiving soon would be back
So one turkey put on a duck suit
And now he says, "Gobble, gobble, QUACK!"

Continue counting down.

Play and Learn

Dog's Colorful Day Dauber Activity

Roll the Dice--move that many spaces

Pom-pom Counting

Clothespin Counting

Dominoes

Blocks

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"All By Myself" Storytime

It's always exciting for children when they can say "I can do it myself!", although parents are not always that thrilled when children really "can't".  But this is all part of learning and growing up!  The books today were to encourage parents to let their children try and encourage success, as well as pointing out many of the things children can or will be able to do on their own soon.

Books

All by Myself
by Ivan Bates

Look What I Can Do!
by Nancy Viau; illustrated by Anna Vojtech

Bear's Big Day
by Salina Yoon

For my 2nd storytime (with a younger group) I used this book instead

I'm 3! Look What I Can Do
by Maria Carluccio

Songs

ABC Welcome

The Wheels on the Bus

Hop, Hop, Stop!


Play and Learn

Pool Noodles (cut into 6th, with side cut so they can be put on the side of a table)

Train

Busy Bags:
Sewing
Crazy Straws
Paper Clips

Blocks

Coloring Sheet

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Picture Book Month--Kids/Babies

Hand in Hand
by Rosemary Wells
(2016)

A great book to read in baby storytime to teach/remind parents the things babies learn through interaction with their first and most important teacher--their parents!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Picture Book Month--Insects

Stories from Bug Garden
by Lisa Moser; illustrated by Gwen Millward
(2016)