Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Toddler Storytime - Colors

Wow! The kids were so wound up today!
Made for a very lively storytime, but whew!

Books:
Freight Train by Crews
One by Otoshi - I always choke up at the end! Some parents did too!

Flannels:
Dogs Colorful Day by Dodd
5 little crayons

Songs:
What are you wearing? (forgot my colorful vest)
Shake your sillies
If you're happy and you know it
Open shut them
Rainbow Connection (by the Dixie Chicks) with scarves
What a Miricle

I realized about 3/4 through I forgot to do sign language but by that point...
Parents didn't remove their kids when they came up to the flannel board...need to explain?


Not the best but not the worst. They did listen to the first story for a while and the second too! Had to add songs because the noise level was horrible and I couldn't do any louder.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Early Head Start and Head Start Outreach - Library/Books

I did library since this is my first visit this year.

Headstart was first and when I walked in the teachers were very surprised. Seems no one told them I was coming. They told me they had just started this week! It took a while to get the kids at the storytime circle but once they were there it was okay. I had asked for a CD player and the lady in charge said she would make sure there would be one there but none was in sight. I know 2 years ago, they started using the computers for their music so I guess I will have to bring my own.

Books:
Book, Book book by Bruss
Read it, Don't Eat It by Schoenherr - this one got their attention
No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou by  Greene (too long for this group)
I took my Frog to the Library by Kimmel with puppets

Songs:
If you're happy and you know it
The more we get together
May there always be sunsine
The wheels on the bus

I realized No Pirate Allowed was too long about 2 pages in. I skipped a bunch and finished anyway. They like my ukulele.

Early Headstart was different than last year because there are only 4 toddlers so we went into the baby room where there were 8 babies! So instead of a toddler time, I did babies. I will plan on that from now on.



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Toddler storytime - Cats

I had a good time with the Toddlers today. Since I did Cats for preschool last week, this was a no brainer.

Books:
Feathers for Lunch by Ehlert
Pete the Cat and his 4 Groovy Buttons by Litwin
Where will the Fat Cat Sit? by Thomas

Songs:
Open shut them
Little Cat with ukulele and signs
Shake your Sillies out
If you're happy and you know it
Kitty Cat by Laura Doherty with puppets
The Cat Came Back with shakers
What a Miracle

I didn't do Cat's Purr again because it is pretty long and it was a good call.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Preschool Storytime - Cats

Books:
Lost by Mader
Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes by Litwin
Drat That Fat Cat by Patton
Cat's Purr by Bryan (with puppets)

Songs:
Jump Up by Jim Gill
Beanbag Rock by Stewart (with beanbags)
If you're happy and you know it
The More we get together
Soft Kitty on the uke

Cat - pete the cat - like this without eyes, nose, and whiskers - they had to draw them




I had a good group today. They really liked my puppet story and Pete the Cat. Some recited with me. This was my last regular preschool storytime for a while. Going back to Toddlers but doing outreach for 3-5s 2 times a month.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Toddler Storytime - Mice

Large crowd today (for us). 33 people!

Books:
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Wood
Cat and Mouse by Schroenherr
Squeak-a-lot by Waddell (with puppets)

Songs:
The More we Get Together with signs
Open Shut them
Shake your sillies out
If you're happy and you know it
Bean Bag Rock
What a Miracle

Finger plays
5 little mice
one little mouse

Note to self, don't do bean bags with toddlers. One started throwing them and then more did. Not good. I didn't think to tell them not to. Went a little short, should have done a flannel.

Puppets went over better than yesterday. All enjoyed.





Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Preschool Storytime - Mice

Opening song:
The More We Get together with signs

Books:
The Big Hungry Bear by Wood (big book)
If you give a mouse a cookie by Numeroff
Cat and Mouse by Schoenherr
Squeak-A-lot by Waddell with puppets

Songs:
Silly Dance Contest by Gill
One from the left by Gill
House at the top of the tree by They Might Be Giants with instruments

Fingerplay
5 merry mice

Goodbye song: It's time to say good bye with some signs (not all)

I had 6 kids this time so more energetic than last time. I enjoyed it. The mouse craft might have been a little too involved but there was enough parents it worked out okay.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Baby Storytime - Farm

I have done better but it was okay.
Only 2 families today and both had lap babies. This kept it to bounces and singing.

I was a little tired as well.

Songs:
The more we get together
Roll Roll Sugar Babies (Bounce)
The animals get up in the morning (bounce)
Old MacDonald with puppets
Baby face with scarves
Head on down to the barn with shakers
Bathtime with bubbles
May there always be sunshine

Book:
Old MacDonald