Toddler Storytime – Miss Laura’s Favorites #1

4 Feb

9677870.jpgThis is the first six-week session that I’ve ever done that is not theme-centered. After some really rough storytimes this fall, I decided to switch up a few things to try something. I’m focusing on only storytime books that I absolutely love, I figure if I at least really enjoy the books, it should show through in my storytime.

We had a big class yesterday of 2 – 3 1/2 year olds, probably close to 25 kids, some babies and lots of adults. The kids did really well participating, but I had some trouble encouraging the parents to participate, if anyone has a great way to encourage adults in storytime, please let me know!

I absolutely loved the new wiggles songs that I learned from Jbrary – a great resource for storytime music and fingerplays and rhymes!

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

ASL Sign: Eat (use flat “o” hand to touch mouth)

Early Literacy Tip: If you think your child wiggles too much to read a story together, try a very interactive story or a picture book made from a song!

Book 1: Press Here by Hervé Tullet

Transition: “5 Little Monkeys” by Ashbe on Putumayo Kids Present Animal Playground

Wiggles: “Bananas Unite

Book 2: Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

Transition: “Drivin’ In My Car” on Ralph’s World

Wiggles: “Zoom, Zoom

Book 3: Do Your Ears Hang Low Illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church

Closing: “Shake Your Sillies Out” Puppet Show


One Response to “Toddler Storytime – Miss Laura’s Favorites #1”


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