Thursday, June 13, 2019

Baby Storytime 6/13/19

Book read: 
Hello Day by Anita Lobel

Good Morning Everybody (adapted from Hello Everybody from Jbrary)
Well good morning everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well good morning everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well good morning everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well good morning everybody can you touch your toes?
(Other actions can include clap your hands, jump up high, stomp your feet, etc)
 
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

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.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Let's Fly Storytime 6/11/19 and 6/12/19

Book read: 
A plane goes ka-zoom by Jonathan London

Other book suggestions:
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
I love planes! by Philemon Sturges
I love bugs! by Emma Dodd

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)

I'm a little airplane (to the tune of "I'm a little teapot", from here)
I'm a little airplane, in the sky!
Here is my left wing and here is my right (reach one arm up at a time)
First I speed to take off (run)
Then I fly!
I tip my wings as I soar by!

We're going on vacation in a plane (from Laura Armstrong)
Oh we're going on vacation in a plane (walk)
Oh we're going on vacation in a plane (walk)
Oh we're going on vacation!
Oh we're going on vacation!
Oh we're going on vacation in a plane.
Other verses: Flying oh so high, flying very low, landing very gently

Butterfly, Butterfly (from Perry Public Library)
Butterfly, butterfly dancing all around (hook thumbs and fly fingers up and down)
Butterfly, butterfly now you're on the ground (flutter fingers to the floor)
In a tree hard to see, now you've flown away (flutter fingers up and behind back)
Butterfly, butterfly please come back and play (flutter fingers to the front again)   

Craft: We made "planes" out of Popsicle sticks and decorated a picture with cotton ball clouds.

Literacy tip of the week: Imagining in songs and games is great preparation for the imagining required when reading.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Baby Storytime 6/6/19

Book read: 
Baby Party 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)

Popcorn, Popcorn (with parachute, from Storytime Katie)
Popcorn, popcorn, put it in the pot.
Shake it up! Shake it up! (shake baby)
Pop pop pop! (bounce three times)    

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.

Pop Goes the Weasel (with parachute)

Motorboat (with parachute)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Beach Fun Storytime 6/4/19 and 6/5/19

Book read:
Beach Day by Karen Roosa

Other book suggestions: 
Sandy Feet, Whose Feet? by Susan Wood
Penguin on vacation by Salina Yoon 

On our way to the beach (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 beach today!
Additional verses can include: running, tiptoeing, stomping, flying, etc.  

Waves at the Beach (to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus") (from Preschool Education)
The waves at the beach go up and down, up and down, (move up and down)
The waves at the beach go up and down, all day long.

Other verses:
The crabs at the beach crawl back and forth, (crawl)
The lobsters at the beach go snap, snap, snap, (clap hands together)
The jellyfish at the beach go wibble, wobble wobble, (sway back and forth)

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

Sand Castle (from Pasadena Library)
Sand Castle at the beach, (hands over head)
I built you big and strong,
A wave washed up on the sand,
Whoosh! You were gone. (swing arms)

Craft: We decorated a seahorse template with torn paper.

Literacy tip of the week: Ask your child what they see in the pictures as you read together. It is a great way to promote conversation about the story.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Baby Storytime 5/30/19

Book read:
Besos for Baby by Jen Arena (board book set)

Clap your hands (to the tune of Frere Jacques, modified from Yogilibrarian)
Clap your hands, clap your hands,
Touch your toes, touch your toes.
Do a little jumping, do a little jumping.
Tap your nose, tap your nose. 

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.

Literacy tip of the week: If English isn’t your first language, speak to your child in the language you know best. This allows you to explain things more fluently so your child will learn more.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Letter T Storytime 5/28/19 and 5/29/19

Book read:
Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia

Other book suggestions: 
It's a tiger! by David LaRochelle
My truck is stuck! by Kevin Lewis
Dragons love tacos by Adam Rubin 

Turn around (To the tune of Frere Jacques, from Yogilibrarian)
Turn around, turn around,
Touch your toes, touch your toes.
Do a little jumping, do a little jumping,
Crouch down low, crouch down low. 

Tickle Toes by Jim Gill

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)
 

Way up high in the apple tree (modified from Literary Commentary)
Way up high in the apple tree, (lift arms)
10 little apples smiled at me!
I shook that tree as hard as I could, (shake back and forth)
Down came the apple, (wave hands towards ground)
Boy was it good!

Craft: We decorated a template of the letter T with bingo daubers.

Literacy tip of the week: Songs and books can be adapted to be done in different ways as your child gets older. It is a great way to provide some repetition and familiarity yet still keep things new.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Baby Storytime 5/23/19

Book read: 
Uh-oh! by Rachel Isadora

Friend of Mine (to the tune of "Mary Had a 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?

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.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Literacy tip of the week: Follow your baby's cues to know when it is time to stop reading.