Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Fun Storytime: 12/11/17 and 12/12/17

Books read:
Jingle, Jingle by Nicola Smee
Christmas Magic by Sue Stainton

Other book suggestions:
Llama Llama holiday drama by Anna Dewdney
12 Sleighs of Christmas b Sherri Duskey Rinker 

Let's All Do a Little Clapping 
(Tune:"We Wish You a Merry Christmas", from Storytime Katie)
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
and spread Christmas cheer!

Where is Santa? (from Step by Step Childcare)
Where is Santa? Where is Santa? (put hands behind back)
Here I am! Here I am! (make belly with arms)
Merry, Merry Christmas!
Ho ho ho! Ho ho ho! (put hands behind back)

The Reindeer Pokey
You put your antlers in, (bow head forward)
You put your antlers out, (lean head back)
You put your antlers in,
And you shake them all about (shake head)
You do the Reindeer Pokey and you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about!
Other verses include hooves (feet), tail, red nose, and reindeer self.


Rudolph, Rudolph (from Sunflower Storytime)
Rudolph, Rudolph, turn around around.
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch the ground.
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch your nose.
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch your toes.
Rudolph, Rudolph, jump up high.
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch the sky.
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch your knees.
Rudolph, Rudolph, sit down please. 

Jingle Bells (with bells)

Craft: We made wreaths out of paper plates and torn paper.

Literacy tip of the week: Share a favorite holiday story with your child. It is a great way to help them develop positive associations with books and reading.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Baby Storytime 12/7/17

Book read: The baby goes beep by Rebecca O'Connell

Hello Everybody (to the tune of from Jbrary)
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody can you touch your toes?
(Other actions can include clap your hands, jump up high, stomp your feet, etc)

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) 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

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.

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  

Literacy tip of the week: Let your baby hold books and turn pages. The more they do the more they will learn about how books work.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Letter D Storytime 12/4/17 amd 12/5/17

Books read: 
Dog's Noisy Day by Emma Dodd
Groovy Joe Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin

Other book suggestions:
We are the dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner
I'm Dirty by Kate McMullan

ASL Sign of the Week: Letter D

If you're a dog and you know it

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)  

Dance anyway you want to (modified from Ms. Meg's Storytime)
Dance anyway that you want to,
Dance anyway that you want to,
Dance anyway that you want to,
But stop when I say FREEZE!
Other verses can include jumping as high as you can, dancing as fast as you can, spinning, etc 

We are the dinosaurs (on "Whaddaya Think of That?" by Laurie Berkner)

Dinosaur, Dinosaur (from Storytime Katie)

Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around. (turn around)
Dinosaur, dinosaur, stomp the ground. (stomp)
Dinosaur, dinosaur show your claws. (hold out hands)
Dinosaur, dinosaur, snap your jaws. (arms snap open and closed)
Dinosaur, dinosaur turn around. (turn around)
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit back down. (sit)

Craft: We used pictures of things that start with D to make a letter D collage.

Literacy tip of the week: As you are out and about with your child, point out words and letters all around you. It will help them understand these concepts and identify words and letters later on.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Baby Storytime 11/30/17

Book read:
Babies can sleep anywhere by Lisa Wheeler

Hands are Clapping (from Reading With Red)
Hands are clapping,
Clap, clap, clap,
Hands are clapping,
Clap, clap, clap,
Hands are clapping,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap your hands my darling!
Other actions: Feet are stomping, Fingers are tapping, etc. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes  

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.

Acka backa soda cracker (from Northport Library)
Acka backa soda cracker
Acka backa boo! (rock or bounce baby)
Acka backa soda cracker,
I love you! (give baby a hug)

Acka backa soda cracker,
Acka backa boo!
Acka backa soda cracker,
Up goes you! (lift baby)

Wheels on the bus  

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: Songs and books teach your baby about the world. For instance the elevator song teaches them about the concepts of "up" and "down".

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Noisy November Storytime 11/27/17 and 11/28/17

Books read: 
Toot toot beep beep by Emma Garcia
Say Zoop! by Herve Tullet

Other book suggestions:
Dog's Noisy Day by Emma Dodd
Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

Hands are Clapping (from Reading With Red)
Hands are clapping,
Clap, clap, clap,
Hands are clapping,
Clap, clap, clap,
Hands are clapping,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap your hands my darling!
Other actions: Feet are stomping, Fingers are tapping, etc.

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)

Popcorn calling me by Laurie Berkner 

My Grandfather Clock by Bob McGrath (with rhythm sticks)

Bread and Butter (modified from http://projectiamaby.blogspot.com/2015/03/baking-theme-toddler-storytime.html)
Bread and butter, toast and jam.
Tap your sticks as fast as you can!
Other verses: slowly as you can, loud as you can, soft as you can.

Shake, Shake, Shake (to the tune of "Do your ears hang low?" from Storytimes and More)

Can you shake your egg up high?
Can you shake your egg down low?
Can you shake it side to side?
Can you shake it by your toe?
Can you shake it really fast?
Can you shake it really slow?
Can you shake your egg?

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.

Craft: We decorated paper bags and filled them with beans to create shakers.

Literacy tip of the week: Playing with noises is an important way your child will explore the sounds in language.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

I'm Hungry Storytime 11/20/17 and 11/21/17

Books read:
I won't eat that by Christopher Silas Neal
Who's Hungry? by Dean Hacochen

ASL Sign of the Week: Eat

If you're hungry and you know it 

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!

Toaster Song (from Literary Commentary)
I'm toast in the toaster and I'm getting really hot, (bounce)
Tick tock, Tick tock, (rock back and forth)
Up I pop! (jump)  

Peanut Butter and Jelly (adapted from KCLS)
First you take the peanuts and you smash them,
You smash them,
For your peanut, peanut butter..
And Jelly!
Peanut, peanut butter,
And Jelly!

Then you take the grapes and you stomp them,
You stomp them,
For your peanut, peanut butter..
And Jelly!
Peanut, peanut butter,
And Jelly!

Last you take them both and you spread them,
You spread them,
For your peanut, peanut butter..
And Jelly!
For your peanut, peanut butter,
And Jelly!

Spaghetti Legs by Jim Gill (on CD: "Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song")

Patacake Pizza Man (with scarves, modified from Storytime Katie
Patacake, patacake, Pizza Man,
Bake me a pizza as fast as you can,
Roll it, (wave scarf in a circle)
Toss it (1 , 2 , 3 ) (toss three times)
And put in it in the oven for you and me! 

Popcorn Kernels (with scarves, from Jbrary
Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels,
In the pot. In the pot.
Shake them, shake them, shake them.
Shake them, shake them, shake them.
Till they pop! Till they pop!

Craft: We glued cut outs of food to paper plates.

Literacy tip of the week: Cooking with your children is a great opportunity to talk about what you are doing and introduce new vocabulary.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Baby Storytime 10/26/17

Book read: 
Where's Bear? by Emily Gravett

ASL sign of the week: Pumpkin

Hello Everybody (to the tune of from Jbrary)
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody can you touch your toes?
(Other actions can include clap your hands, jump up high, stomp your feet, etc)

Fly Baby Fly (modified from Johnson County Library, to the tune of "Skip to My Lou")
Fly, fly, fly baby fly!
Fly, fly, fly baby fly!
Fly, fly, fly baby fly!
Fly around with me!

Where is Pumpkin? (to the tune of "Frere Jacques", from Step by Step Childcare)
Where is pumpkin, where is pumpkin? (crouch low)
Here I am! Here I am! (jump up)
I am round and orange,
See my funny face? (make funny face)
Now you don't. (hide face)
Now you don't. 

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.

Literacy tip of the week:  Keep a collection of durable books where your baby can reach them. This will encourage them to explore the books as much as possible.