Toddler Storytime Theme: I Like Me!

28 Oct

1265011410In a world where kids (and adults!) are constantly being pushed to do their best and beyond, I think it’s so important to teach kids to have good self-confidence and to like who they are.  We did a few of my favorite books including The OK Book by the dynamite duo – Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld.  This is a great story about a character who enjoys trying new things, even if they aren’t the best in everything they try.  I also really like I Like Myself because is has a black little girl as the main character giving diverse kids a chance to see themselves in the books we read.  The kids as usual love the 5 Little Leaves song and the Acorn Song!  Overall, I had a good group of kids, a few chatty adults, but everyone seemed to have a good time!

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)0-545-28222-5

Early Literacy Tip: Self-confidence is an attribute that you can teach your children as they play, learn, and read with you.  Don’t make reading together a stressful time – make sure it’s fun and enjoyable for your child and yourself!

Book 1: The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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,
One little leaf came tumbling down.

(4,3,2,1…)

 Wiggles:The Acorn Song

I’m an acorn small and round51I11U6l4qL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_
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: I’m Me by Sara Sheridan

Transition: “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” 76 Trombones – Dan Zanes & Friends (shaker eggs)

Book 3: I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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