Thursday, September 17, 2020

Facebook Live Storytime 9/17/20

Book read: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Bread and Butter
Bread and butter, toast and jam.
Let's all roar as fast as you can!
Other verses: slowly as you can, loud as you can, soft as you can.

We are dragons
We are dragons,
We have wings
We can fly and do dragon things.
We can breathe fire and swish our tails,
And travel for miles without leaving trails!

Bananas Unite (from Jbrary)
Bananas unite! (hands connected above head)
Peel bananas, peel bananas! (move hands down)
Chop bananas, chop bananas! (chopping motion)
Mash bananas, mash bananas! (mashing motion)
Go bananas! Go bananas!

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Craft: Taco Coloring Page 

Literacy tip of the week: Talking about the author and illustrators of books might help inspire your child to draw or write.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Facebook Live Storytime 8-6-20

Book read: Summer Song by Kevin Henkes

If You're a Bug and You Know It (modified "If you're happy and you know it)
If you're a bee and you know it buzz like this "buzz, buzz".
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this “buzz, buzz”.
If you’re a bee and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this “buzz, buzz”

Additional verses:
If you’re a grasshopper…hop like this…
If you’re a caterpillar… eat a leaf “chomp, chomp”…
If you’re a butterfly … flap your wings

Beach Balls (from Perry Public Library)
A little beach ball (make small circle with hands)
A bigger beach ball (make a bigger circle)
A great big beach ball (make even bigger circle)
Now let's count them.
Are you ready?
One, two three (make three circles again)
Throw the balls!

One little fish (from Jbrary)
One little fish,
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Pop, pop, pop!

We're Marching to the Beat (modified from Storytime Out Loud)
We're marching to the beat!
We're marching to the beat!
Hi-ho the derry-o,
We're marching to the beat!
Other actions can include shaking, jumping, clapping, etc.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Literacy tip of the week: Repetition is key to literacy development. It helps reinforce brain connections!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Facebook Live Storytime 7/30/20

Book read: Everybody says Meow! by Constance Lombardo

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

I've got a cat on my knee (modified from Storytime Kids)
I've got a cat on my knee,
I've got a cat on my knee,
I've got a cat on my knee,
Meow, meow, meow, meow!
Where should he go now?
Move to other body parts for additional verses.

See the Little Bunnies Sleeping (adapted from Jbrary)
See the bunnies sleeping til it's nearly noon.
Come and let us gently wake them with a merry tune!
(repeat with the kids pretending to be other animals)

We're Marching to the Beat (modified from Storytime Out Loud, done with shakers)
We're marching to the beat!
We're marching to the beat!
Hi-ho the derry-o,
We're marching to the beat!
Other actions can include shaking, jumping, clapping, etc.

Wheels on the bus

Literacy tip of the week: Practicing animal sounds is a great way to play with the sounds of language.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Facebook Live Storytime 7/23/20

Dancing Animals (from Librarian Lisa's Storytimes)
This is the way the bunnies hop,
The bunnies hop,
This is the way the bunnies hop,
So early in the morning!
(Other actions can include any other animal and accompanying movement)

If you're a frog and you know it
If you're a frog and you know it hop like this (hop)
If you're a frog and you know it hop like this (hop)
If you're a frog and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you're a frog and you know it hop like this!
Other verses include: Say "ribbit" and catch a fly (bring hands together in front of you)

Clap, Clap, Clap (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, from Perry Public Library)
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me,
Clap your hands, let me see,
Clap them now with me!
(other verses: tap your knees, shake your feet, touch your shoulders)

Rhyme Game: Say pairs of words. If they rhyme the group jumps, if they don't the group claps.

Literacy tip of the week: Awareness of rhyme is an important skill when children are learning to read. Rhyming games are a great way to practice this skill.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Facebook Live Storytime 7/16/20

Book read: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Life of a Butterfly (to the tune of "Skip to my Lou", from Storytime Katie)
I'm a caterpillar, wiggle with me,
I'm a caterpillar, wiggle with me,
I'm a caterpillar, wiggle with me
What'll I be my darlin'?
(Other verses: chysalis, now sleep with me/ butterfly, come fly with me)

Here we fly up, up, up (modified from Reading With Red)
Here we fly up, up, up! (reach up)
Here we fly down, down, down! (touch floor)
Here we fly back and forth! (sway side to side)
And here we fly round and round! (turn around)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Everyone can shake (with shakers, modified from Jbrary)
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And now it's time to stop.
Additional verses: 
Everyone can tap, Everyone can clap, Everyone can wave, etc.

Literacy tip of the week: Songs that stop and start help teach your little one self regulation.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Facebook Live Storytime 6/9/20

Book read:
Dog Loves Fairy Tales by Louise Yates

Friend of Mine (to the tune of "Mary Had A Little Lamb", from Kelly's Kindergarten)
Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action) around with me?

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill (lift arms in the air)
And he marched them down again (touch ground)
And when they're up, they're up. (lift arms)
And when they're down they're down. (touch ground)
But when they're only halfway up (raise hands halfway)
They're neither up nor down. (reach up then down)

The more we get together

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Literacy tip of the week: Don't worry about how your voice sounds when you sing. You are your child's best teacher and music is an important way to share and learn together.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Facebook Live Storytime 6/2/2020

Book read:
Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess by Anna Dewdney

Did you ever see a Llama? (to the tune of "Did you ever see a Lassie?")
Did you ever see a llama, a llama, a llama?
Did you ever see a llama walk this way and that?
Walk this way and that way, walk this way and that way,
Did you ever see a llama walk this way and that?
Other actions: Stomp, Run, Shake, Dance

If you're messy and you know it

This Is The Way (from Mel's Desk)
This is the way we wash our arms,
Wash our arms, wash our arms.
This is the way we wash our arms,
When we're in the bathtub.
(repeat using legs, tummy, head, etc)

Clap, Clap, Clap (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, from Perry Public Library)
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me,
Clap your hands, let me see,
Clap them now with me!
(other verses: tap your knees, shake your feet, touch your shoulders)

The Wheels on the Bus

Literacy tip of the week: Songs like "This is the way we wash" are a great way teach the words for body parts.