Theme-less Toddler Storytime

14 Apr

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My storytimes this morning were a little crazy – the first one probably has double the people registered than my second one, but fewer people show up.  My second storytime had some walk-ins which made the group bounce off the walls a little.  You always end up with one kid who does something and before you know it a group of kids are all doing the same thing – today it was rolling across the floor.  Thankfully it only started happening at the end of storytime and our last song distracted everyone.  I will warn you if you ever do Hug Machine in storytime, I had a couple older siblings choking their baby siblings out because they were hugging so exuberantly!

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

ASL Sign: Cat (use your thumb and finger to create whiskers near your nose)

Early Literacy Tip: It’s important to expose young children to cultures from around the world.  This can be very easy to do by listening to music, reading books, finding videos online of cultural festivals and parties.

Book 1: Spicy Hot Colors/Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan

Song: “No More Monkeys” by Asheba ~ Putumayo Kids Presents: Animal Playground

Book 2: Hug Machine by Scott Campbell

Song: “Asadoya Yunta” by Takashi Hirayasu with Chuel Yoshikawa ~ Putumayo Kids Presents: Asian Dreamland (with scarves)

Wiggles: A Ram Sam Sam
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam (pat lap once, clap twice)
Guli guli guli guli and a ram sam sam (x2) (roll hands, pat lap, clap twice)
A-ra-vi! A-ra-vi! (Skin-a-marink movement)
Guli guli guli guli and a ram sam sam (x2) (roll hands, pat lap, clap twice)

Book 3:  Meeow and the Big Box by Sebastien Braun

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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