Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Monsters Storytime 10/15/19

Book read:
My monster mama loves me so by Laura Leuck

Other book suggestions: 
Go away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
Bedtime for monsters by Ed Vere
Tickle Monster by Edouard Manceau 

Monsters Galore (modified from Storytime Katie)
Monsters galore, can you roar? (roar)
Monsters galore, can you soar? (fly)
Monsters galore, can you snore? (pretend to sleep)
Monsters galore, fall on the floor! (fall down)

Monster, Monster (to the tune of "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around")
Monster, monster, turn around, (turn in a circle)
Monster, monster touch the ground, (touch ground)
Monster, monster, show your shoe, (lift up foot)
Monster, monster, how old are you? (have child give their age)
Monster, monster, reach up high, (reach hands above head)
Monster, monster, blink your eyes, (blink eyes)
Monster, monster slap your knees (slap knees)
Monster, monster, sit down please! (sit down) 

Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed (with cut out monsters)

Craft: We colored a printout of monsters.

Literacy tip of the week: Playing pretend is important for kids to develop their storytelling skills. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Baby Storytime 10/10/19

Book read:
Faster, faster by Leslie Patricelli (board book set)

Giddyup, Giddyup (from King County Library System)
Giddyup, giddyup ride to town, (bounce baby on your lap)
Giddyup, giddyup, up and down.
Giddyup fast, (bounce quickly)
Giddyup slow, (bounce slowly)
Giddyup, giddyup, WHOA! (dip baby backwards)

These little hands of mine (to the tune of "This Little Light of Mine", from 2019 CSLP manual)
These little hands of mine,
I'm going to make them clap!
These little hands of mine,
I'm going to make them clap!
Make them clap, make them clap, make them clap!
Other verses: feet stomping, body bouncing


Wheels on the bus

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)

Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (jump twice)

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Floating Bubble Song

Pop goes the weasel (with parachute)

Motorboat, motorboat (with parachute)

The Elevator Song (with parachute, from Jbrary)

Oh the city is great and the city is grand.
There's a whole lot of people on a little piece of land.
And we live way up on the 57th floor.
This is what we do when we go out the door:
We take the elevator up and the elevator down.
We take the elevator up and the elevator down.
And we turn around. 

Literacy tip of the week: Babies tend to love reading books with pictures of other babies.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Orange Storytime 10/8/19 and 10/9/19

Book read: 
It's a Tiger! by David Larochelle

Other book suggestions: 
Autumn Orange by Christianne Jones
Pumpkin Heads by Wendell Minor

The great big lion (to the tune of Shortnin' Bread, modified from Verona Storytime)

The great big lion loves jumping, jumping,
The great big lion loves jumping high.
Other actions include: spinning round, running fast, roaring loud, etc

If I were a leaf

If I were a leaf,
I'd jump down from my tree, (jump)
I'd dance in the wind, (dance)
I'd fly in the breeze, (pretend to fly)
Falling softly to the ground I'd spin in the air (spin around)
Then I'd land on the ground. (fall down) 
I just don't know where. (shrug shoulders)

Ring around the pumpkin (from The Lion is a Bookworm)
Ring around the pumpkin,
Orange and round,
Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seeds,
We all fall down!

Literacy tip of the week: Play is an important part of literacy development. It builds a child's storytelling skills and imagination!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Baby Storytime 10/3/19

Book read:
I love all of me! by Lorie Ann Grover

Wake up Feet (modified from Jbrary)
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!
Wake up and wiggle in the morning!
(for additional verses use different body parts)

Come along and march with me (from Storytime Underground)
Come and march along with me,
Along with me.
Come and march along with me,
So early in the morning.
(Other actions can include spinning, hopping, bouncing, flying, etc)


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

Let's Go Riding in an Elevator (from Jbrary)
Let's go riding in an elevator (hold baby in front of you)
An elevator, elevator. (rock back and forth)
Let's go riding in an elevator!
First floor (lift baby, raise up on each floor)
Second floor,
Third floor,
Fourth floor,
Down, down, down! (bring baby down to ground) 

Wheels on the bus

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)

Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (jump twice)

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Floating Bubble Song

Literacy tip of the week: Repeating songs and rhymes will help you baby remember them.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Letter O Storytime

Book read:
Night Owl by Toni Yuly

Other book suggestions:
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish by Dr. Seuss
I'm not cute by Jonathan Allen
I'm the biggest thing in the ocean by Kevin Sherry

The Owl Pokey (from Pasadena Library)
You put your right wing in,
You put your right wing out,
You put your right wing in and you shake it all about!
You do the owl pokey and you fly yourself around,
That's what it's all about!
(other verses: tail feathers, claws, etc)

Open them shut them (from Sunflower Storytime)
Open shut them, open shut them (open and shut both hands)
Give a little clap, clap, clap (clap hands three times)
Open shut them, open shut them (open and shut both hands)
Put them in your lap (lay hands flat on your legs)
Creep them, creep them (creep them up legs, body, all the way up to chin)
Creep them, creep them
Right up to your chin
Open up your little mouth (open mouth and hold fingers outside of mouth)
But do not let them in! (shake finger ‘no’)

I'm a Little Pumpkin (to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little pumpkin, orange and ground (hold arms in a circle)
Here is my stem, (place fist on your head)
There is the ground. (touch the ground)
When I get all cut up, don't you shout!
Just open me up and scoop me out! (pretend to scoop the pumpkin out) 

Open up the barn door (with puppets, modified from SLC Book Boy)
Open up the barn door to bring in some hay,
There's a horse inside saying "Neigh, Neigh, Neigh!"
Open up the barn door singing "Tra-la-la!"
There's a sheep inside saying "Baa, baa, baa!"
Open up the barn door saying "How do you do?"
There's a cow inside saying "Moo, moo, moo!"

Craft: We made owl puppets with paper bags and an owl template.

Literacy tip of the week: The more you read and talk to your child the more new vocabulary words they will hear.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Baby Storytime 9/26/19

Book read:
Early Bird by Toni Yuly

Little Bird (from Storytime Katie)
I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop. (hop)
I told the little bird to stop, stop, stop. (hold hand out for stop)
I went to the window to say "How do you do?" (handshake)
He wagged his little tail and away he flew. (shake tail and fly away)

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)

Autumn leaves are falling down (adapted from Jbrary)

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down, (flutter hands towards ground)
Autumn leaves are falling down, all around town.

The wind will blow them round and round, round and round, (spin)
The wind will blow them round and round, all around town.

Autumn leaves are dancing round, dancing round, dancing round (dance)
Autumn leaves are dancing round, all around town.

Wheels on the Bus

I'm a little cuckoo clock

Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock! (jump twice)

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air.  

If you're happy and you know it (with parachute)

Literacy tip of the week: Babies may have a short attention span but every little bit of reading time matters!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Fall Storytime 9/24/19 and 9/25/19

Book read:
When the leaf blew in by Steve Metzger

Other book suggestions:
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Mouse's First Fall by Lauren Thompson 

The Fall song (modified from Jbrary's Seasons Song
Leaves are falling, what should I do?
Leaves are falling, what should I do?
Leaves are falling, what should I do?
What should I do in the fall?

I'll rake them up, that's what I'll do!
I'll rake them up, that's what I'll do!
I'll rake them up, that's what I'll do!
That's what I'll do in the fall.
Other verses: It's getting colder/put on my jacket, Apples are growing/pick and eat them

Autumn leaves are falling down (adapted from Jbrary)
Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down, (flutter hands towards ground)
Autumn leaves are falling down, all around town.

The wind will blow them round and round, round and round, (spin)
The wind will blow them round and round, all around town.

Autumn leaves are dancing round, dancing round, dancing round (dance)
Autumn leaves are dancing round, all around town.

Autumn Animals (to the tune of Frere Jacques, from KCLS)
Bears are sleeping, bears are sleeping. (pretend to sleep)
Birds fly south, birds fly south. (pretend to fly)
Squirrels are storing acorns, squirrels are storing acorns,
In their mouths, in their mouths. (pretend to eat) 

One bright leaf (with scarves, adapted from Storytime Underground)

One bright leaf, waiting for the wind to blow,
Wave it high, wave it low,
Throw it high!
Where did it go?

Craft: We made a collage with leaf stickers.

Literacy tip of the week: Letting your child use the pictures of their favorite book to read to you is a great way to build their confidence as a reader.