Toddler Storytime: Valentine’s Day

Opening Song

“The More We Get Together”

Book:

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More and More by Emma Dodd

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Book:

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A Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy

Feltboard:

“Six Little Valentines”

Six little Valentines were sent to my house,

The first one said, “I love you, From Mouse.”

Five little Valentines in my mailbox,

The second one said, “Be Mine, Love Fox.”

Four little Valentines full of love,

The third one said, “You are sweet, From Dove.”

Three little Valentines just for me,

The fourth one said, “Be my honey, Love Bee.”

Two little Valentines  mailed with care,

The fifth one said, “Here’s a hug, From Bear.”

The last little Valentine, from my friend Jay,

This one said, “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

Book:

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I’ll Catch you If you Fall by Mark Sperring

Song:

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Book:

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Love Is by Diane Adams

Fingerplay:

“Heart”

I put my hands together,

This is how I start.

I curve my fingers right around,

And I can make a heart.

Closing Song

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Toddler Storytime: Snow

Opening Song

“The More We Get Together”

Book:

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Snow Dog, Go Dog by Deborah Heiligman

Action Rhyme:

“Chubby Little Snowman”

A chubby little snowman

Had a carrot nose (point to nose)

Along came a bunny (hold up two fingers to make a bunny)

And what do you suppose? (shrug shoulders)

That hungry little bunny (rub tummy)

Looking for his lunch (hand over eyes, looking)

Ate that little snowman’s nose (pretend to grab nose)

Nibble, nibble, munch!

Book:

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Into the Snow by Yuki Kaneko

Activity:

Draw a snowman (asked toddlers how I should draw a snowman, and what our snowman needed)

Book:

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Snow Happy! by Patricia Hubbell

Parachute Activity:

“Snow is Falling”

Snow is falling,

Snow is falling,

To the ground,

To the ground.

Snowy, snowy, snowy,

All around.

All around.

I balled up some scrap paper for “snow” and we sang the song slowly, then quickly, the slowly again.

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 33

 

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Feltboard:

“Two Little Black Birds”

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree,

One named Jack, one named Jill.

Fly away Jack. Fly away Jill.

Fly back Jill. Fly back Jack.

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree.

Book:

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Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins

Action Rhyme:

“Baby’s Fingers”

These are baby’s fingers (tickle)

These are baby’s toes (tickle)

These are baby’s toes (tickle)

This is baby’s bellybutton,

Round and round it goes (tickle).

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

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Mine! by Jeff Mack

Action Rhyme:

“Where is Thumbkin”

Book:

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Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg! by Steven Weinberg

Bounce:

“I Bounce You Here, I Bounce You There”

I bounce you here,

I bounce you there,

I bounce you, bounce you, everywhere.

I tickle you..

I hug you…

Closing Song

Toddler Storytime: Red

Opening Song

“The More We Get Together”

Book:

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Green Lizards vs. Red Rectangles by Steve Antony

Action Rhyme:

“Driving Round in My Car”

Driving round in my little red car (pretend to drive car)

Driving round in my little red car

Driving round in my little red car

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! Zoom!

Book:

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The Red Scarf by Anne Villeneuve

Song:

“Wheels on the Bus”

Felt Board:

“Mr. Bat”

Mr. Bat, Mr. Bat are you behind the xxxx hat?

Hide bat under one hat, repeat once bat is found.

Game:

“Red, Red”

Red is the color I see

If you’re wearing red, then show it to me!

*green, blue, yellow, purple, pink, etc…

Book:

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New Red Bike by James E. Ransome

According to Goodreads I read this the same time last year for storytime…

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 32

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Where is Thumbkin”

Book:

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Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Feltboard:

“Two Little Black Birds”

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree,

One named Jack, one named Jill.

Fly away Jack. Fly away Jill.

Fly back Jill. Fly back Jack.

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree.

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Shared Book:image

Where is Baby’s Bellybutton? by Karen Katz

Action Rhyme:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Book:

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

Song:

“Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 31

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Where is Thumbkin”

Book:

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Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Feltboard:

“Two Little Black Birds”

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree,

One named Jack, one named Jill.

Fly away Jack. Fly away Jill.

Fly back Jill. Fly back Jack.

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree.

Action Rhyme:

“Baby Hokey Pokey”

Hokey Pokey, but babies remained seated, and only arm and leg verses are used.

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Spot’s First Shapes by Eric Hill

Action Rhyme:

“Jelly”

Jelly on my head, jelly on my toes.

Jelly on my shirt, jelly on my nose.

Jelly on my belly. Jelly is my favorite food,

And when I’m in a jelly mood,

I can’t ever get enough,

Of that yummy, yummy stuff!

Book:

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Perfect Square by Michael Hall

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Closing Song

Toddler Storytime: Police Officers

Earlier this week we had a “Coffee and Stories with a Cop” program, so I decided to utilize the left over program supplies for a Police Officer themed storytime. In the future, I’ll do a community helpers program, because three toddler books about Police Officers got a little repetitive. But fun!

Opening Song

“The More We Get Together”

Action Rhyme:

“Where is Thumbkin?”

Book:

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Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton

Action Rhyme:

“Police Officers”

Five police officers standing by a door,

One became a traffic cop; then there were four.

Four polices officers watching over me,

One took home a lost boy; then there were three.

Three police officers, dressed all in blue,

One stopped a speeding car; then there were two.

Two police officers– how fast they run!

One caught a bad man; then there was one.

One police officer saw smoke far away.

He called the firehouse, and the firemen saved the day.

Book:

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Police Officers: My Community Jobs by Julie Murray

Action Rhyme:

“Hats on Everyone”

Hats on police officers starchy and blue (salute)

Hats on fire fighters shiny and new (spray fire hose)

Hats on marchers in a band (drum)

Hats on astronauts when they land (float)

Hats on farmers made of straw (shovel hay)

Hats on kids out in the sun (shade eyes)

Hats on almost everyone! (hold hands out to side)

Book:

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Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell

Game:

“Red Light! Green Light!”

Closing Song