Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dance - Toddler storytime

After 2 weeks off, I got quite a welcome back. I had 48 people today! (norm is about 20)

They were very loud and active so I am glad I did dance.

Books:
The Nuts Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants by Litwin

Doing the Animal Bop by Ormerod - this has a cd with it that reads the book and has music to dance to, good thing because I was having trouble talking over the crowd.

Songs-
The more we get together with signs - I added Dance
Silly Dance contest by Gill
Chicken Dance
Walter the Waltzing Worm with scarves
What a miracle

Whew! I am exhausted. So glad it is over. I think a local mom's group came that picks a different library each week. There were about 15 kids i didn't recognize.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Toddlers and Food

Well, I had a bigger group than I have had so I didn't get to half of what I had planned but here is what I did.

Songs
The more we get together (with signs)
I like to eat apples and bananas (with signs)
Hands are for Clapping
Spaghetti Legs
If you're happy and you know it
What a Miracle

Books
On top of spaghetti
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Carle with flannel board
 - this one I handed out the fruit and had the kids put them on the flannel board

I didn't even do musical instruments which I had planned because the flannel board activity took too long. They liked it but they were so crazy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Father's day Toddler Storytime

There are quite a few Daddy books these days so since I did Mother's day it seemed fair to do Father's day too.

Books:
My Daddy is a Giant by Norac
Daddy Hugs by Tafuri

Songs:
The more we get together (with signs)
Shake your Sillies out
Jumping and Counting
Shake your Bootie - with shakers
Teach your Children (very short) - with shakers
DADDY (to Bingo)
5 ties for daddy - Flannel

Went pretty well. People trickled in as usual. Ended up with 9 kids.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Jungle Animals - Toddler

This one went pretty well. I found a new cd that I liked "Wild Child" that I just had to use.

Books:
Spunky Monkey by Won - this is a new book. The kids were a little clueless that they need to do the motions along with the book.
I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle by Derrick

Songs:
The more we get together
Jumping and Counting
The Lion Sleeps tonight - on uke with shakers
Sunrise in the Jungle by Grunsky with shakers
What a Miracle

Fingerplay
5 little monkeys

I cut it short a bit because by the end I was losing my voice.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Colors at Toddler Storytime

I have been sick most of a week so I was not prepared for today.

When in doubt, do somethng easy.

Colors is the one I have done the longest.

I am still not able to sing but reading went better today.

Books:

Dog's Colorful Day by Dodd
Brown Bear Brown Bear by Carle with flannel
Wow! Said the Owl by Hopgood

Songs:
The more we get together
Jumping and Counting
What are you wearing
Gotta Rain if you want a rainbow with scarves
I know a chicken with shakers
what a miracle

It went pretty well. Note to self, don't use the purple flannel board for brown bear.



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Beach with toddlers

I wasn't doing too well because my allergies are acting up. Managed to read one book but no singing for me. Worked out pretty well for this small group. 2 toddlers collided when running around during a song and crying ensued. Maybe the parents will slow them down next time. ;-)

Books:
Beach by Cooper - big mistake. I just picked up the wrong one. Too long and pics too small.
Uh-Oh by Crum - Since I couldn't really talk, I had them say the only word in the book, Uh-oh

Music - did alot since I couldn't do much else

The more we get together - Did the Raffi version. Went over well
Jumping and Counting
Yellow Submarine with shakers
The Goldfish by Berkner - love love love this one
What a miracle

That's about it. Just not able to talk very well. Hopefully, next week will be better.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Not a storytme but fun! - Calming bottle program

I inherited this one from colleague who left but her replacement knew all about them from her time as a preschool teacher.

We prepared for 20 kids and got 11. That was a perfect number because they didn't have to wait to get to the stations and they could spend as much time as they liked at each station.

M. wants to do it again - It was fun but I might let her do it alone. Or at least have her be the head of it.

Neat though. Here is a sample of what we did.

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