Toddler Storytime: Socks and Shoes

Opening Song

“The More We Get Together”

Extra Activities:

Letter Recognition: S! We looked at a saw, a snake, snow, and a spaceship.

Baby sign language: We practiced the sign for eat.

Book:

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One Two That’s My Shoe by Alison Murray

Activity:

Counted to ten and back down

Book:

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New Socks by Bob Shea

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Activity:

I have a “washing machine” with different colored socks. I handed each child 2 socks and when I called out the colors I had them put their sock in the washing machine. I’d like to figure out how to make this work with them finding their pair, but they might be too young for that.

Book:

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Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

Closing Song

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Baby Storytime: 39

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Baby Sign:

Eat

I decided against the baby signs book every week because it got everyone really antsy.

Book:

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1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker

Action Rhyme:

“Five Little Peas”

Five little peas in a pea pod pressed. (hold fists in front of you with your knuckles pressed together)
1 grew, 2 grew and so did all the rest (on one hand pull one finger out of the fist at a time as you count up)
They grew and they grew (begin to pull hands apart)
And they did not stop (hands are as wide apart as possible now)
Until one day, that pod went, Pop! (Clap hands loudly)

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

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Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis

Song:

“Wheels on the Bus”

Tickle:

“Baby’s Belly Button”

These are Baby’s fingers.

These are Baby’s toes.

This is Baby’s bellybutton.

Round and round it goes.

Book:

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Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell

Feltboard:

“Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Closing Song

Toddler Storytime: Cars and Trucks, or Things that “Go.”

Opening Song

“The More We Get Together”

Extra Activities:

Letter Recognition: G! We looked at green beans, Goofy, a goat, and a goose.

Baby sign language: We practiced the sign for dad.

Book:

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I’m Brave! by Kate McMullan

Action Rhyme:

“Green Means Go!”

Green means “GO!” Go! Go! Go! (march in place)

Yellow means “SLOW.” Slow… Slow… Slow… (march in slow motion)

Red means “STOP!” (stop suddenly)

Go! Go! Go!

Slow… slow… slow…

Stop!

Book:

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Truck by Donald Crews

I don’t know why I keep grabbing this one. It doesn’t work well for, but I love the idea.

Song:

“Old MacDonald had a Car”

Old MacDonald had a car, E-I-E-I-O!

And on this car there was a horn, E-I-E-I-O!

With a beep beep here, and a beep beep there,

Here a beep, there a beep, everywhere a beep, beep.

Old MacDonald had a car, E-I-E-I-O.

….

On this car there were some wheels (roll, roll)

On this car there were some wipers (swish, swish)

On this car there was a motor (vroom, vroom)

Book:

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The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

Feltboard:

“Lots of Cars”

There are lots of cars driving down the street (hold steering wheel)

Tell me, what color do you see? (place car on feltboard)

Big cars, little cars  (spread arms big and little)

Beep! Beep! Beep!

There are lots of cars driving down the street.

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 38

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Baby Sign:

Dad

I decided against the baby signs book every week because it got everyone really antsy.

Book:

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Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

Action Rhyme:

“Where is Thumbkin?”

Song:

“Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Song:

“Row Row Row Your Boat”

Shared Book:image

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

Action Rhyme:

“Up and Down”

One arm goes up, one arm goes down.

One arm goes up and down.

Two arms go up, two arms go down.

Two arms go up and down.

One leg goes up, one leg goes down.

One leg goes up and down.

Two legs go up, two legs go down.

Two legs go up and down.

Book:

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I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Closing Song

How to Get Your Child to Read

A friend of mine posted this cartoon on Facebook and I immediately shared. It’s so true! This is also a conversation my husband and I have on the regular since he reads about a book a year (if that).

However, I had a realization/question. What about those parents/caregivers that read ebooks? They’re still reading but reading on a device. How does that impact the child’s reading habits? Is it still being modeled appropriately to encourage reading in the child? If anyone has any insights into this, I’d greatly appreciate it!

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Toddler Storytime: Ocean

Opening Song

“The More We Get Together”

Extra Activities:

Letter Recognition: O! We looked at an owl, an octopus, oars and an orange.

Baby sign language: We practiced the sign for mom.

Book:

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I’m a Shark by Bob Shea

Felt Board:

“Down by the Bay”

Book:

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Turtle Tug to the Rescue by Michael Slack

Song:

“Ocean Hokey Pokey”

Flippers and whole body

Book:

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Whale vs Giant Squid? by Jerry Pallotta

We looked at a few pages of the book and talked about eyes, fins, and tails etc., and how fast each can go.

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 37

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Baby Sign:

Mom

I decided against the baby signs book every week because it got everyone really antsy.

Song:

“Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Book:

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Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

Action Rhyme:

“Round and Round the Garden”

Round and round the garden (make a circle in child’s palm),
Goes the teddy bear.
One step, two steps (fingers walk up child’s arm),
Tickle you under there (gently tickle child under arm).

Round and round the haystack (make a circle in child’s other hand),
Goes the little mouse.
One step, two steps (fingers walk up child’s arm),
Into his little house (gently tickle child under arm).

Shared Book:image

Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!: a touch, skritch, & tickle book by Sandra Boynton

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Book:

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Perfect Square by Michael Hall

Closing Song