Toddler Storytime Theme: Imagination & Pretend Play

2 Oct

One of my most viewed posts is my Imagination Station storytime theme, so I decided to give the people what they want and did another storytime theme this week about imagination and pretend play.  These are some of my most favorite themes because the research shows (and I strongly believe) that imaginative play is so important to a child’s development.  And of course, I found my newest song on Jbrary’s Youtube channel, what would I do without those amazing librarians?!?!? So without further ado, here’s my imagination and pretend play storytime.

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”6290293

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: Imagination needs to be stretched and used just like your child’s muscles! Don’t be afraid to create a world using your imagination and play with your child!

Book 1: Magic Box by Katie Cleminson

Transition:5 Little Leaves

Five little leaves so bright and gay,6101845
Were dancing in a tree one day.
The wind came blowing through the town,
One little leaf came tumbling down.

(4,3,2,1…)

Wiggles:The Acorn Song

I’m an acorn small and round
lying on the cold, cold, ground
people always step on me2079076
that is why I’m cracked you see
I’m a nut (clack, clack)
I’m a nut (clack, clack)
I’m a nut, I’m a nut, I’m a nut (clack, clack)


Book 2:
Higher!  Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Transition: “Jumpin’ in the Leaves” – Makin’ Music

Book 3: Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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