Thursday, March 24, 2016

Storytime Programs - Spring 2016, Week Two

Welcome to the second week of spring storytime programs.  In addition to our weekly storytimes, there are numerous special events happening so be sure to check our Events Calendar, give us a call, or stop by the desk in the Early Learning Center if you would like more information.  We hope that you'll be joining us.   Below you will find some of the books, rhymes, and fingerplays we are presenting this week.

Baby Rhyme Time (For babies 0-11 months and a caregiver)

Hello Day! by Lobel
Baby Animals by Greening

Action Rhyme: Clippity, Clippity, Clop (Bouncing on Lap)
Clippity, clippity, clop,
The horses go clip, clop.
They gallop and gallop,
They start and they stop,
Clippity, clippity, clop.

Pretending to be animals and imitating their sounds and movements helps your child's language and physical development.  

Wonderful Ones (For babies 12-23 months and a caregiver)

Roar - A Big-Mouthed Book of Sounds! by Litton
Dogs by Gravett

Action Rhyme: I put My Arms Up High
I put my arms up high,
I put my arms down low.
I put my arms out to the side,
And then I let them go.

What other actions can you perform with your arms?  Swing them? Bend them?  Wiggle them?     

Terrific Twos (For toddlers 2-3 years and a caregiver)

Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Peters
Duck! Rabbit! by Rosenthal (Shown as a flannel story)

Action Rhyme: The Duck Song
I see some ducks,
The ducks see me.
I like the ducks,
The ducks like me.
Big green ducks,
One, two, three.
I like the ducks,
And the ducks like me!

Make reading fun for your toddler.  Read with enthusiasm and involve your child by asking questions about pictures and words.  If you're reading about ducks, can you and your child quack and waddle like a duck?   Turn it into a fun game of Duck, Duck, Goose!  

1, 2, Go!  (For children 1-3 years and a caregiver)

Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Stoeke
Farmyard Jamboree by MacDonald (Shown as an online video)

If you'd like to watch Farmyard Jamboree with your toddler again, click on the image below.

Action Rhyme: Galloping Horses
Ten galloping horses came through town,
Five were white and five were brown.
They galloped up and they galloped down,
Ten galloping horses came through town.

Use your fingers to count out five white horses and five brown horses.  Can your toddler count to ten?  Count toes too!

StoryMix For 3 to 6 (For children 3-6 years without caregiver)

Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack! by Baddiel
Wee Little Chick by Thompson
One More Egg by Burg

Action Rhyme: Five Eggs and Five Eggs
Five eggs and five eggs, that makes ten,
Sitting on top is a mother hen.
Crackle, crackle, crackle,
What do you see?
Ten fluffy chicks as yellow as can be.

Ask your child to tell you about one of the books we read today.  Who was the main character?  Where did the story take place?  Can he remember what happened in the story?

Family Jam (For families with young children)

My Five Senses by Aliki
Last One is a Rotten Egg! by DeGroat
The Little Gray Bunny by McGrath

Action Rhyme: Did You Ever See a Bunny?
(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie?)
Did you ever see a bunny, a bunny, a bunny?
Did you ever see a bunny that hops so slow?
He hops, and hops, and hops, and hops,
Did you ever see a bunny, that hops so slow?
Additional verses:
That hops so fast?
That hops backwards?
That hops on one foot?

Practice hopping or jumping at home.  Count how many times you can hop!

If you'd like to listen to The 5 Senses Song by Dr. Jean Feldman again, click on the image below.  

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