Monday, April 19, 2021

Head Start Storytime 4/19/21

Book read: Plinka Plinka Shake Shake by Emma Garcia

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.

Can you make music with me?
Can you make music with me,
Music with me, Music with me?
Can you make music with me?
Tap along right on your (insert body part)

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

Songs from song cube

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Storytime in the Park 4/8/21

Book read: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

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) 

I know a chicken (with shaky eggs)

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! 

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

Literacy tip of the week: Talk with your child about their favorite animal. How does it move?

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Facebook Live Storytime 3/25/21

Book read: Shake a leg, egg! by Kurt Cyrus

On our way to the farm (modified from Storytimes and More, to the tune of "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush")
Here we go marching down the road, down the road,
Here we go marching down the road, on our way to the farm today!
Additional verses can include: running, tiptoeing, stomping, flying, etc.   

Little Birds (from Storytime Katie)
Little birds, little birds, jump up and down. (jump)
Little birds, little birds, don't make a sound! (finger to lips)
Little birds, little birds, tiptoe to me. (tiptoe)
Little birds, little birds, bend your knees! (bend knees)
Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep. (peep)
Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep. (pretend to sleep)
Little birds, little birds, fly to the leaves. (fly)
Little birds, little birds, sit down please. (sit) 

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?

Five Little Eggs
Five little eggs (raise fingers on one hand)
And five little eggs (raise fingers on other hand)
Are 10 little eggs you see (wiggle fingers)
Break their shells and what do you have? (clap)
Ten little chickens as yellow as can be! (wiggle fingers)

Literacy tip of the week: Playing pretend is a great way to practice the imagination and storytelling skills.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Facebook Live Storytime 3/18/21

Book read: Bunnies! by Kevan Atteberry

Joe the Bunny
I'm a little bunny, my name is Joe.
I hop fast, and I hope slow! (hop fast then slow)
Whenever I get sleepy, my ears droop low, (make droopy ears with hands)
But after my nap, up they go! (lift "ears" up)

Hop along (to the tune of "Row, row, row your boat")
Hop, hop, hop along,
Or bounce on someone's knee.
Higher and higher and higher,
Bunny hop with me! 

Bunny in the hole
Bunny in the hole,
Sits so still,
Will he come out?
Yes he will!

Dance your bunnies
Dance your bunnies up,
Dance your bunnies down,
Dance your bunnies side to side,
Dance them round and round,
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head,
Dance them on your tummy,
And put them right to bed!

There's something in my garden (with puppets)
There's something in my garden,
Something I can't see.
I hear a funny sound (insert noise)
What could it be?

Literacy tip of the week: Stories with few words provide a great opportunity to ask your child questions as you read together.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Facebook Live Storytime 3/11/21

Book read: Have you seen my new blue socks? by Eve Bunting

If you like blue (to the tune of "Did you ever see a lassie?")
If you like blue, like blue, like blue,
If you like blue clap your hands!
If you like blue, like blue, like blue,
If you like blue jump up and down!
Other actions can include stomp your feet, spin all around, etc.

The Boat on the Waves (to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus")
The boat on the waves goes rock, rock, rock,
Rock, Rock, Rock. (stand and rock back and forth)
The boat on the waves goes rock, rock, rock,
All around the lake.

The wind in the sails goes swish, swish, swish,
Swish, Swish, Swish. (swing arms back and forth)
The wind in the sails goes swish, swish,
All around the lake.

The waves on the lake go up and down,
up and down, up and down, (alternate bending knees and standing up)
The waves on the lake go up an down,
All around the lake. 

Blueberry Roll (from Canton Public Library)
Five little blueberries sitting in a bowl,
One fell down and it started to ROLL!
It rolled off the table and under my seat.
How many blueberries are there left to eat? 
Repeat and count down to zero

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

Literacy tip of the week: You can introduce new vocabulary to your child by talking about things that are different colors!

Friday, March 5, 2021

Facebook Live Storytime 3/4/21

Book read: Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox

Red, red, red (from Storytime All Stars)
Red, red, red, touch your head.
Blue, blue, blue, touch your shoe.
Brown, brown, brown, touch  the ground.
Black, black, black, touch your back.
Pink, pink, pink, give a wink.
Gray, gray, gray, shout hooray!

Grey Squirrel (first verse from Miss Meg's Storytime, others by me)
Grey Squirrel, Grey Squirrel,
Shake your bushy tail!
Grey Squirrel, Grey Squirrel,
Shake your bushy tail!

Red Bird, Red Bird,
Flap your pretty wings!
Red Bird, Red Bird,
Flap your pretty wings!

Brown Dog, Brown Dog,
Wag your long tail!
Brown Dog, Brown Dog,
Wag your long tail!

Black Cat, Black Cat,
Crawl around the floor!
Black Cat, Black Cat,
Crawl around the floor!

Goldfish, Goldfish,
Swim around the room!
Goldfish, Goldfish,
Swim around the room!

Funny, Funny, Froggy (from Perry Public Library)
Funny, funny froggy,
Hop, hop hop!  (jump)
Funny, funny froggy,
Stop, stop, stop! (stop)
Funny, funny froggy,
Don't run away! (run)
Funny, funny froggy,
Stay and play!

Mary had a (insert color) lamb flannelboard 

Literacy tip of the week: Ask questions about the story as you read with your child. This will help expose them to new vocabulary!

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Facebook Live Storytime 2-11-21

Book read: Click Clack Moo, I love you! 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?

Give Mom a Hug (from Storytime Katie)
Roar like a lion, growl like a bear, (growl/roar)
Give Mom a hug, show her you care.
Hop like a bunny, flap like a bird, (hop, then flap arms like wings)
Quiet as a mouse now, don't say a word.

Counting time (flannelboard)
Counting time, counting time.
So let's all sing a simple rhyme!
Five little hearts, in a row. 
Let's all count them. Here we go!
(follow with counting high/low and fast slow)
 
Literacy tip of the week: Learning about shapes (like hearts) will eventually help your little one differentiate between letters.