Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Letter S Storytime 1/15/19 and 1/16/19

Book read: 
Touch the brightest star by Christie Matheson

Other book suggestions:
One Snowy Day by Diana Murray
Are you sleeping? by Constanze von Kitzing
Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes by Eric Litwin

ASL Sign of the Week: Star

Eeny Meeny Miney Mo (from Storytime Out Loud)
Eeny Meeny Miney Mo,
Let me hear your hands go,
Clap, clap, clap clap!

Sounds so good, sounds so fine.
Let me hear it one more time!
Clap, clap, clap clap!

Dance like snowflakes (from Jbrary)
Dance like snowflakes,
Dance like snowflakes,
In the air, in the air.
Whirling, twirling snowflakes,
Whirling, twirling snowflakes,
Everywhere, everywhere.
Other verses: Spin like snowflakes, Fall like snowflakes

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. 

1, 2 Shake It On Your Shoe (from Jbrary)
1, 2, shake it on your shoe.
3.4 shake it on the floor.
5. 6 shake it really quick.
7, 8 hold it up straight.
9, 10 shake it with your friends!

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Craft: We decorated an "S is for Spider" Bingo Dauber printable.

Literacy tip of the week: Fingerplays, such as the "Itsy Bitsy Spider", are a great way to develop the finger strength needed for writing.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Baby Storytime 1/10/18

Book read:
The littlest things give the loveliest hugs by Mark Sperring

My hands say hello (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Abby the Librarian)
My hands say hello
My hands say hello
Every time I see my friends
My hands say hello
Repeat using other body parts.

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) 

Wheels on the bus


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. 

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.

This Is The Way (with scarves, 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) 


Literacy tip of the week: The more you talk to and read with your baby the more their vocabulary will increase.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Bear Storytime 1/8/19 and 1/9/19

Book read:
Bear sees colors by Karma Wilson

Other book suggestions: 
Going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen
A library book for Bear by Bonny Becker
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin 

ASL sign of the week: Bear

If you're a bear and you know it 
If you're a bear and you know it clap your paws.
If you're a bear and you know it clap your paws.
If you're a bear and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you're a bear and you know it clap your paws.
Other verses include shake your fur and give a growl.

The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain,
To see what he could see.
Repeat with other actions: stomping, running, jumping, etc.

Bears are Sleeping (to the tune of "Frere Jacques") (from King County Library System)
Bears are sleeping,
Bears are sleeping (pretend to sleep)
In their lairs,
In their lairs.
Soon it will be springtime,
Soon it will be springtime.
Wake up bears! Wake up bears! (pretend to wake up

Two little black bears (from Jbrary)
Two little black bears, sitting on a hill.
One named Jack. One named Jill.
Run away Jack. Run away Jill. (hand behind back)
Come back Jack. Come back Jill. (bring hands to front)
Repeat with other actions and opposites

Craft: We decorated paper plate bear faces with yarn, cut out ears and stickers.

Literacy tip of the week: Fine motor games such as "Two little black bears" help develop the finger strength your child will need when they learn to write.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Baby Storytime 12/13/18

Book read:
Wiggle by Doreen Cronin

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?

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) 

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.

Row, row, row your boat (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: Make it easy to read to your baby on the go by keeping a few books in your diaper bag!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Letter H Storytime 12/11/18 and 12/12/18

Book read: 
Hop, Hop, Jump by Lauren Thompson

My hands say hello (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Abby the Librarian)
My hands say hello
My hands say hello
Every time I see my friends
My hands say hello
Repeat using other body parts. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Hokey Pokey

I can hug (from SuraLune Storytimes)
I can hug, hug, hug, (hug)
I can hop, hop, hop, (hop)
I can kiss, kiss, kiss, (blow kisses)
I can stop, stop, stop, (stand still)
I can nod my head for yes, (nod)
I can shake my head no, (shake head no)
I can sit down very slow. (sit down)

We Hit the Floor Together (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Abby Librarian)
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
Because it's fun to do!
Repeat with different actions: clap hands, nod heads, sway side to side, say hello, etc.


Craft: We did a holiday themed sticker collage. 

Literacy tip of the week: Identify and name items in your child's environment. It is a great way to expand their vocabulary!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Baby Storytime 12/6/18

Book read:
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee

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)

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) 

The horses are walking (from Jbrary)
Horse are walking, they're walking along, (walk or bounce baby)
Walking along, walking along.
The horses are walking, they're walking along.
Woah, Woah, Woah! (lean back)
Other verses: Trotting, Galloping 

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)

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.

Literacy tip of the week: As you read with your baby extend the story by pointing out what's going on in the pictures and asking questions.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tree Storytime 12/4/18 and 12/5/18

Book read: 
A tree for me by Nancy VanLaan

Other book suggestions: 
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

ASL sign of the week: Tree

If You're a Tree and You Know It
If you're a tree and you know it grow up high. (reach high)
If you're a tree and you know it grow up high.
If you're a tree and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you're a tree and you know it grow up high. 
Other verses: Touch your roots (touch toes), and Wave Your Leaves (wave arms)

A Tree is a Home (from Holiday Zone)
A tree may be a home for a bird (flap arms like a bird)
A tree may be a home for a bee (buzz hand like a bee)
A tree may be a home for a snake (slither like a snake)
A tree may be a home for a monkey (swing arms)
I would if a tree would make a good home for me? (point to self)

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree

The lights on the tree (to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus", from Feltboard Magic)
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink.
Blink, blink, blink. (open and shut hands)
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink.
All day long.
Other actions could include birds tweet, bells ring, etc)

Craft: We used our bingo daubers on a tree template.

Literacy tip of the week: Explore the topics your child is interested in by reading books about them.