Saturday, December 22, 2018

Toddler Storytime--Food!

I am losing one of my two preschool storytimes, but gaining a Toddler Storytime!  I haven't done much with toddlers, so I am super excited for this new adventure!  I'm trying a "theme" series, so we'll see how that goes. (Nov 14-Dec 19)

Week 1
Mouse Mess
by Linnea Riley

Hi, Pizza Man!
by Virginia Walter; illustrated by Ponder Goembel

*Hooray!
At storytime we have __________ today!
We're so glad let's shout "hooray!"

*My Puppet
My new puppet for Toddler Storytime is a Monkey

My monkey is looking all around
My monkey can turn round and round
My monkey is sleeping in his bed
My monkey is sitting on my head!
My monkey is looking at my toes
My monkey can kiss you on the nose!
My monkey is whispering in my ear
What's he saying? Can you hear?
My monkey can hide behind me
But wherever I go my monkey will find me!

If You're Happy and You Know It
with scarves
Shake it high
Shake it low
Shake it fast
Shake it slow

Little Miss Muffet

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Flannel

*One Bright Scarf
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow
Wiggle it high
Wiggle it low
Shake it fast
Shake it slow
Hide it behind your back
Where'd it go?

Play and Learn

Flannel Pizzas
Scarves
Blocks
Cookie Matching Game

Week 2

All for Pie; Pie for All
by David Martin; illustrated by Valeri Gobachev

Who's Hungry?
by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt

Hooray!

My Puppet

If You're Happy and You Know It
with scarves

Little Jack Horner

Five Little Apples
5 little apples picked from a tree
The 1st one said, "I'm as red as red can be!"
The 2nd one said, "I'm sweet and juicy and round!"
The 3rd one said, "I'm the best that can be found!"
The 4th one said, "I'm ready for some spices!"
The 5th one said, "We'll be cut into slices!"
Someone from the kitchen picked them up
And we know why...
Five little apples became an apple pie!

One Bright Scarf

Play and Learn

Play food
Scarves
Puzzles

Week 3

Chomp Goes the Alligator
by Matthew Van Fleet

Lunch
by Denise Fleming

Guess Who Eats What
by Liesbet Slegers

Hooray!

My Puppet

Beanbag Song
(tune: If You're Happy and You Know It)
Put your beanbag on your hair, on your hair
Put your beanbag on your hair, on your hair
Put your beanbag on your hair, and leave it right up there
Put your beanbag on your hair, on your hair!

Ground--Step and step around
Back--Leave it just like that
Toe--Lift it high and low (we ended up trying to flip the beanbag with our foot)
Belly Button (just for fun!)
Throw and catch

Little Miss Muffet

One Bright Scarf

Play and Learn
Blocks
Bean Bags and buckets
Scarves

Week 4

Crunch Munch
by Jonathan London; illustratrated by Michael Rex


Mmm...Let's Eat!
by Libby Koponen; illustrated by Betsy Thompson


The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle


Hooray!

My Puppet

Beanbag Song

Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes

One Bright Scarf

Play and Learn
Balls and Cardboard Tube
Bean Bags and buckets
Scarves

Week 5--Baking

Mr. Cookie Baker
by Monica Wellington

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?
by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

The Best Mouse Cookie
by Laura Numeroff; illustrated by Felicia Bond

Flannel--Five LIttle Gingerbread Men

Five little gingerbread men in a row
Not going to eat one, no, no. no!
But they look so sweet from head to toe
Crunch, munch...oh no!

Continue counting down

No little gingerbread men in a row
Wasn't going to eat one, no, no, no.
But they looked so sweet that it's sad to tell
Crunch, munch...oh well!

Hooray!

My Puppet

Jingle Bells

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

One Bright Scarf

Play and Learn

Playdough
Pom-pom matching cookies
Cookie Matching Game

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Bookworm

I recently discovered a great new resource for stoytime—The Bookworm, a monthly publication from the Idaho Commission for Libraries.  They offer three newsletters each month focusing on Babies and Toddlers; Preschoolers; and Kindergarteners.  Each 2-page newsletter has book suggestions, rhymes or songs, and using the 5 practices—singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing with children.  Each month they focus on a specific practice and uses terms from Every Child Ready to Read 1st Edition—narrative skills, print awareness, print motivation, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and phonological awareness—to teach parents and caregivers about the importance of early learning.  I love the “Here’s How…” section that gives easy, everyday ways parents can help foster early learning.  These would make great parent tips during storytime!

Here is the link to check-out this great resource!