Toddler Storytime – Baby Theme

12 May

BOO-2I don’t think I did it on purpose, but all my books this were were about babies!  Both of my storytime groups were fairly small today – 10 kids.  But for the most part, the kids really enjoyed the stories and loved the teddy bear song from the wiggles.  I thought Hug ended up being very difficult to read aloud, but did a lot better the second time around doing more explaining about the book to get the kids interested.  Even in a book as simple as that, I was able to make interactive making binoculars with our hands to search for Bobo’s mother.  I’ve got one more week of storytime and then have a little bit of a break as we gear up for our summer reading program – I’m ready for the break, but have already started looking for books for the summer session!

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Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

ASL Sign: Baby (rock your arms as though you’re holding a baby)

Early Literacy Tip: Simple books with few words or no words at all (wordless pictures books) are a great way to encourage your toddler to use their own words!

Book 1: What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell

Song: “Five Little Monkeys” by Hap Palmer ~ So Big

Book 2: Jazz Baby by Carole Boston Weatherford51bF-k9INOL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

Song: “Rockabye Your Bear” by The Wiggles

Wiggles: A Ram Sam Sam

A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
Guli, guli, guli, guli, a ram sam sam
A-ra-vi!  A-ra-vi!
Guli, guli, guli, guli, guli a ram sam sam

Book 3:  Hug by Jez Alborough

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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