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Storytimes for age 3 and under

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Storytimes for ages 3 and under

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Bath

 

Opening:  Come along

Flannel:  Little Cat

Fingerplay:  Open shut them

Read:  Big Red Tub by Julia Jarman

Bounces:  Hanky pank, acka backa

Clap:  Miss, Miss

Tickles:  squeeze bananas

Fingerplay:  Soap

Read:  Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins (alternate I can take a bath by Shigeo Watanabe

Shakers:  1, 2 shake on your shoe, Where is shaker, Hickory Dickory Dock

Scarves:  Mix a Pancake, Jack and Jill, Peek a boo, 1,2,3 throw

Flannel/Nursery Rhyme:  Hickory Dickory

Goodbye - froggy in the tub

becky 6/19/08

 


Ducks

 

Opening:  Come along

Flannel:  Little Cat

Fingerplay:  Open shut them

Read:  Webster J. Duck by Martin Waddell

Bounces:  Knee ride, giddyup

Clap:  Miss, Miss, Ram Sam Sam

Tickles:  here is a donut, squeeze bananas

Fingerplay:  Here is the beehive, 5 little ducks

Read:  Duck's Key Where Can it Be?  by Jez Alborough

Shakers:  Shakers in the air song, 1, 2 shake on your shoe, Where is shaker, Hickory Dickory Dock

Scarves:  Shoo fly, Humpty Dumpty, Mix a pancake, 1, 2, 3 throw

Flannel/Nursery Rhyme:  Little Boy Blue

Goodbye - duck coloring sheet

becky 6/19/08


Dancing Babies!

 

Opening: Come Along

Drum Names

Read: Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler (I shortened it a bit, and the kids reached high and low along with the text - they loved repeating the refrain - Go! Man, Go!)

CD:  Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee - track #6 My Ups and Downs - we moved up and down along with the song

Fingerplays, bounces, etc.:  giddy up, face rhyme, 5 sleepy kittens, ball for baby

Read:  Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont (always a hit)

Scarves:  Sally Go Round the Sun, Wash the Dishes, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Peek a boo

Shakers:  Shake sillies out, 1, 2 shake on shoe

Flannel:  Little Boy Blue

Goodbye:  Reach for the ceiling

bn 4/24/08


 

Won't You Be My Valentine?

Welcome Song:  Come Along

Activity (great idea from Lindsay):  Have children put stickers on valentine cards and sign their name in the from section (or have someone help them sign their name).  I put "someone special" on the "to" portion of the card.  I collected the cards after they decorated them and then distributed them at the end of the storytime.  Of course, some of the children were perplexed as to why they did not receive the card with their own name on it.

Read:  Be Mine Sweet Valentine by Sarah Weeks great rhyming story

Fingerplays/Rhymes:  Bumping up and down in my little red wagon (bounce), Miss miss (clap), Ring around the roses (fun movement for our valentines)

Read:  I Love You a Bushel and a Peck  by Frank Loesser illustrated by Rosemary Wells

Shakers:  Handy Spandy, Hickory Dickory Dock, Shake it on your shoe

Scarves:  Shoo Fly!, Mix a pancake, 1,2,3 throw

 

 


 

Cookies

Welcome song:  Come Along

Flannel: Little Cat

Read:  Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington

Flannel:  Ten Little Candles on a Chocolate Cake

Fingerplays/Rhymes:  Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? (hold up name tags)

Patty Cake (clap), Jelly on the Plate (bounce), There was a little man (tickle), Popcorn (action rhyme), Two Fat sausages (fingerplay)

Read:  The Best Mouse Cookie  by Laura Numeroff

Scarves:  Mix a pancake, peek a boo, humpty dumpty

Shakers:  Handy Spandy, I know a Chicken

Flannel:  Little Boy Blue

Goodbye:  Reach for the ceiling

 

becky 3/13/08

 

 


 

Trains

Welcome Song:  Come Along

Flannel:  Red House

Fingerplay:  Open/Shut them

Read:  My Puffer Train by Mary Murphy and Trains by Anne Rockwell

Fingerplays/Action Rhymes:  Tick Tock (bounce), Eye Winker (tickle), Here comes the choo choo train (action rhyme), Engine, engine number 9 (fingerplay)

Flannel:  10 Little Candles on a Chocolate Cake

Read:  Train Song by Zeifert (shortened a bit by clipping pages together)

Scarves:  Jack and Jill, Peek a Boo, 1,2,3 Throw

Shakers:  Rain is falling down, 1,2, shake it on your shoe, Shake sillies out

Listen:  "Great Big Dog" - from Laurie Berkner's Whaddya Think of That? cd

Bubbles:  1 little 2 little 3 little bubbles

Flannel:  Little Boy Blue

Goodbye:  Reach for the ceiling

 

becky 2/21/08

 


 

Hats, Hats, Hats!

 

Welcome song: Come along

Flannel:  Little Cat

Read:  Silly Goose by Nancy Tafuri

Fingerplays/Action Rhymes:  Jack and Jill, Popcorn, Kitty Cats

Read:  A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Shakers:  rain is falling down, Ti-de-o, shake sillies out,

Closing:  Reach for the ceiling

bn 1/10/07

 


 

 Lapsit Handouts

Two examples of handouts Linda and Carol use for the lapsits.  They use the same handout for the whole session.

Lapsit Tips SPR 07.doc 

 

Lapsit Tips 06.doc  

 


 

Peek-A-Book Time is a storytime designed for ages 12-36 months.  My intention is to teach parents early literacy activities they can do with their babies on a day to day basis, and to try to demonstrate those activities in the storytime.  I pass out a sheet to the parents at the end of each Peek-A-Book Time.  It includes everthing we have done that day.  There are two examples attached.  Besides the examples below I have also done very simple science experiments in conjunction with Vicky Cobb's book, I Fall Down, we have made refrigerator magnets with their name, we have made simple books for them to take home.

Margaret 11/9/07 

 

 

PeekABookTime 2006-12-07.doc    

 

PeekABookTime 2006-10-12.doc

 

 


 

Cuddle Storytime

 

Welcome Song:  Animal good morning

Flannel:  Little Cat

Fingerplay:  Open/Shut

Read:  Mommy, Carry Me Please by Jane Cabrera

Fingerplays: turtle, head shoulders knees and toes, eye winker, acka backa

Read:  The Cuddle Book by Guido Van Genechten

Scarves:  Mix a pancake, peek a boo, Tommy Thumb, Hickory Dickory Dock

Shakers:  When you're one, 1,2 shake on shoe, Jack Be Nimble

Flannel:  Hush Little Baby

Goodbye:  Reach for the Ceiling

becky 7/19/07

 

 


 

Airplane Storytime

 

Welcome song:  Come Along

Red House: with picture of airplane

Fingerplay:  open them, shut them

Read:  Flying by Donald Crews

Fingerplays & Action Rhymes:  Eye winker, popcorn, head shoulders, knees & toes, we clap our hands together, quiet mouse

Read:  Wow! City by Robert Neubecker

Scarves:  peek a boo, mix a pancake, make scarves into a little ball 1, 2, 3, throw

Bells:  Ride a Cock Horse

Shakers:  shake sillies out, 1, 2, shake it on your shoe, Hickory Dickory Dock

Lullaby:  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (flannelboard - star, world, diamond)

Goodbye:  Reach for the ceiling

coloring sheet - airplane

becky 7/26/07

 


 

Peekaboo Storytime

 

Name ball roll

Welcome Song:  Come Along

Flannel:  Little cat & hats

Fingerplay:  Open/shut them

Read:  Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora

Fingerplays & Action Rhymes:  eye winker, We clap our hands together, head shoulders knees & toes, Tommy Thumb

Read:  Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson (story ends with a peekaboo)

Shakers:  If you're happy and you know it, Jack Be Nimble, Hickory Dickory Dock, 1,2 shake it on your shoe, Shake sillies out

Scarves:  Mix a pancake, make scarves into a ball, peekaboo

Lullaby:  Twinkle, Twinkle

Closing:  Reach for the ceiling

becky 8/2/07

 


 

Lions (silly animal storytime)

 

Ball Roll

Opening Song:  Come along

Red House (lion inside)

Open them shut them

Read: Can you moo? by David Wojtowycz

Fingerplays & Action Rhymes:  I have two little eyes, popcorn, quiet mouse, I'm a lion (song)

Read:  Do lions live on lily pads? by Melanie Walsh

Scarves:  peekaboo, mix a pancake, pop goes the weasel, roll your scarf into a ball

Shakers:  Jack be nimble, hickory dickory, shake sillies out

Lullaby:  Hush Little Baby with flannel board

Bubbles with bubble song

Closing:  Reach for the ceiling

becky 8/9/07

 


 

Cat Storytime

 

Ball Roll

Opening:  Come along, red house, open shut them

Read:  Have you seen my cat?  by Eric Carle

Fingerplays & Action Rhymes:  I have two little eyes, round & round the garden goes the teddy bear, Grand old Duke of York, Head Shoulders Knees & Toes

Read:  Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by Kubler (A Child's Play board book)

Read:  Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera - before reading, I passed out scarves and had the children hold up their scarf when we got to the page with their scarf color

Scarves:  Pancake, Pop Goes the Weasel, roll the scarf into a ball and throw

Shakers:  Jack Be Nimble, Humpty Dumpty, Shake on Shoe, Shake Sillies

Lullaby:  Twinkle, Twinkle

Sing:  Bubble song with bubbles

Close:  Reach for the ceiling

 

becky 8/16/07

 


 

Baby Storytime

 

Ball Roll

Opening:  Come along, little cat flannel, open/shut them

Read:  Baby danced the polka by Karen Beaumont

Fingerplays & action rhymes: Grand Old Duke, Eye Winker, popcorn, quiet mouse

Read:  Look at the Baby  by Kelly Johnson

Scarves:  Mulberry Bush, Humpty Dumpty, Peekaboo

Shakers:  1, 2, shake it on your shoe, Hickory Dickory, Shake Sillies out

Lullaby:  Twinkle Twinkle

Closing:  reach for the ceiling

 

becky 9/13/07

 


 

 

Happy Storytime

 

Ball Roll

Opening:  Come Along, Red House, Open/Shut Them

Read:  Good Day by Kevin Henkes

Fingerplays & Action Rhymes:  Wiggle Fingers, Grand Old Duke of York, Popcorn, Cheek Chin, Trot, Trot to Boston

Read:  If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands by David A. Carter (pop-up book)

Bells:  Ride a cock horse, ring your bells

Scarves:  Humpty Dumpty, Mulberry bush, roll your scarf into a ball

Shakers:  We're going to Kentucky, Hickory Dickory Dock, 1,2 shake it on your shoe, Shake sillies out

Lullaby:  Hush Little Baby (flannel)

Close:  reach for the ceiling

 

becky 9/20/07

 


 

Fish Storytime

 

Opening:  Come Along, Red house, open/shut them

Read:  The Deep Blue Sea by Audrey Wood

Fingerplays & Action Rhymes:  Wiggle Fingers, cheek chin, Popcorn, quiet mouse

Read:  Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

Flannel Song:  Slippery Fish

Scarves:  Mulberry Bush, Humpty Dumpty, roll your scarf into a ball

Shakers:  Going to Kentucky, shake sillies, 1,2 shake on shoe, Hickory Dickory

Lullaby:  Twinkle Twinkle

Close:  Reach for the ceiling

 

becky 9/27/07

 


 

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