Toddler Storytime Theme: Socks & Shoes

14 Oct

PeteCat1Storytime was a handful yesterday.  I have 27 registered and with probably ten nametags not claimed at the end of storytime, I still had 29 kids (plus adults and babies) in the room!  The kids did really well, especially with that many – they were attentive, engaged and excited.  The adults – were having a little more difficulty settling in to storytime, chit-chatting with each other and otherwise being somewhat distracting.  But, for the size of the crowd, I was pleased with how it went.  The kids participated in 5 Little Leaves and The Acorn Song (which I sang a cappella) and the kids had a great time rocking out with Mr. Eric and the sound recording for Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.  They had so much fun!

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: Children benefit from repeated rhymes and books; this is how they learn the rules of language.  Don’t be afraid to repeat a song or rhyme a few times in one sitting.

Book 1: Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold

Transition:5 Little Leaves

Five little leaves so bright and gay,
Were dancing in a tree one day.
The wind came blowing through the town, (wwwwwhhhhooosssshhhh)
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 me
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: Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?  by Eve Bunting

Transition: “What Falls in the Fall?” Whaddaya Think of That? – Laurie Berkner (scarves)

Book 3: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin (with sound recording by Mr. Eric)

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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