Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cats - Toddlers

The kids were very wound up this time.

I did theses books:

Pete the Cat and His 4 Groovy Buttons by Litwin

Where is Tippy Toes by Lewin

Little Cat by Nancy Stewart on uke with signs

Little Cat by Nancy Stewart
        C    G7            C          G7

Little cat (meow), little cat (meow)
           C                 F        G7           C
There’s a little cat walking all around
              G7           C    G7

Little cat (meow), little cat (meow)
            C               F              G7       C

There’s a little cat walking all around.

Mouse, duck, dog

Open Shut Them
Shake your Sillies out
Kitty Hokie Pokie
I know a chicken with shakers (I was going to do the Cat came Back but it is too long)

Finger play:
5 little kittens jumping on the bed
5 little kittens

The kids were a little crazy today. By the end there were about 3 or 4 of them running round the room. I haven't had that for a while. One had a breakdown just as we were ending.

There was at least one little boy who was turned off by the craziness. Not sure what to do about that. I ask nicely to get them to sit but I have given up anything else.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

socks and shoes - toddler

I had a big group today. Only did 2 books, many songs, and one game. The game didn't go as well as I had hoped. They got a little out of control. Perhaps I should have used our large standing flannel board rather than the small portable one.

Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes by Litwin
Duck Sock Hop by Kohuth

Everybody Knows I Love My Toes from jbrary
Head Shoulders knees and toes
Shake your Sillies out
If you're Happy and You Know It
Boots by Laurie Berkner with instruments
What a Miracle
Open Shut Them

1,2 Buckle my Shoe

Shoes – finger play start with hands close together and move out with each addition
Baby shoes
Child shoes
Mother shoes
Father shoes
Clown Shoes

Giant Shoes

Socks (like this)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Things that Go! Toddler Storytime

I had a small group because the schools are opening late but I wasn't surprised. I was little surprised that the kids did not want to participate much. They all seemed very tired. I guess they played in the slush/snow yesterday.

Open Shut them

Digger and Tom by Braun

Shake your Sillies out

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon with uke

Hello Airplane by Cotter

Wheels on the bus

Flannel story - Freight Train by Crews

Row Row Row your boat

Action Rhyme: The Airplane
The airplane has great big wings (arms outstretched)
Its propeller spins around and sings “WWWW!” (make one arm go round)
The airplay goes up (lift arms)
The airplane goes down (lower arms)
The airplane flies high (arms outstretched, turn body around)
Over the town! (fly around)

The bus for us by Bloom

Drive my Car by Laurie Berkner with cushions for steering wheels

What a Miracle

Because there were only 4 kids, and they were sleepy, I got through all the books I had plus an extra. So different from my normal toddlers.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pigs! for toddler storytime

This was a fun and excellent storytime! I had a few more kids than I usually do and that helped but also, I think cutting back to 2 books was a great idea!

Zoink by Most
If you give a Pig a Pancake by Numeroff

"Pig on her Head" with uke and puppets.
I put the puppet on a kids head and sang the song.
Very popular! Of course, now I have to remember their names.:-(

Piggy pokey
Shake your sillies out
If you're Happy and You know it
I know a chicken with shakers
What a miracle

The Tail of the pig (to wheels on the bus) from here

Piggy piggy let me see from here

This little piggy with to the market (with hands)

Pig with pancakes for coloring sheet from here

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rain - toddlers

Open Shut them
Shake your sillies
If you're happy and you know it
It's Got to rain if you want a Rainbow by Harmonica Pocket with scarves
If all the Raindrops on uke
What a Miracle

Itsy Bitsy Spider
5 little rain drops
Big raindrops

Wow! Said the Owl by Hopgood
Itsy Bitsy Spider by Trapani

The toddlers were good for the first book! After that it was a bit crazy. I gave the adults the words to the fingerplays which worked well. I should have practiced my Uke song more.

I didn't do Mudpuddles by Caspar Babypants. I was going to put out the cushions and use them as puddles but I had visions of them falling all over the place so I didn't use them.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bathtime - toddlers


I took it back a step and did a combo babies storytime and toddler and it worked out great!

I only did 2 stories and many many songs.
I gave the adults a page with words on it and that kept everyone on the same page.

Here is what I did:

Get Out Of My Bath! by Teckentrump
 - a nice interactive book to start out with
Scrubba Dub by Van Laan
 - a book in rhyme, they started to lose interest by the end

Take me out of the bathtub with uke
Row, row, row your boat
This is the way we wash our face with scarves
Shake your sillies out
If you're Happy and you know it
Open shut them
What a miracle
Bathtime by Raffi with bubbles

Colored bubbles
5 elephants in the tub

I have a plan and I can execute it until they get a little older. I am happy!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dance - Preschool

I filled in for a sick colleague and did the one from last Friday.

Only difference was I added this book:

Daisy the Dancing Cow by Woodworth

It went very well.