Today was an adventure in African animals
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: Icky Bicky Soda Cracker*
Do Crocs Kiss? by Salina Yoon
I skipped the bear page and the owl page this time in this book.
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
One Fierce Lion (filed with flannelboards under Lions – Count Up Rhymes)
Rhyme adapted from ABC Literacy Storytimes: Storytimes to Promote Literacy and Learning by Marilyn Lohnes
Pattern via Google Images Search
(to tune of Frere Jacques)
One fierce lion, one fierce lion —
Hear him roar, hear him roar
Calling for another, calling for another
There’s one more, There’s one more.
Continue counting for 2, 3
Four fierce lions, four fierce lions.
There’s no more, there’s no more.
Hear them ROAR!
I do this as a call and response song where I sing the first line and then the audience repeats it back to me. It seems to work well that way. And even though I have five lions featured in the picture, I only do this rhyme up to four.
BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Whose Tail? by Sam Lloyd
TICKLE: Chicken in the Barnyard*
Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick.
I do this rhyme as a bounce as well. First we say the rhyme just on its own. Then I explain that the parents and “jump” their baby from one leg to the other when Jack jumps over the candlestick. We do it together this way a few times.
MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney
MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Little Elephant by Miela Ford
When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza
Splash! by Flora McDonnell
Flannelboard: Five Elephants in the Bathtub
HOW IT WENT:
This storytime went well. I’m trying to find some good larger size board books to use with the infants and toddlers, and Whose Tail? seemed to be a good choice. It isn’t the largest format size, but the pictures are bright and colorful, so it seemed to work well.
ATTENDANCE: 24 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music