Owls- Toddler Storytime

Today was the last storytime for this session.  My how time flies.  Just like the animals I highlighted today — owls!  This was actually the first time I did an owl storytime for infants and toddlers, it’s always been taken by other storytellers.  Hooray for getting to try out new things.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT:“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman.

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*

BOOK:
I'm Not Cute by Allen

I’m Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen

MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider*

COUNTING SONG:*

10 Owls Flannelboard
Owls

FLANNELBOARD:
One Night Owl
One Night Owl Flannelboard

Pattern via Google Images Search

(to tune of “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain)
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
Oh, he called up to the sky to an owl flying by,
And the owl came and joined him happily:
Hoo!  Hoo!

Repeat with two night owls, three, and four.

MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

BOOK:
Owlet's First Flight by ModarressiWow Said the Owl by Hopgood

10 am: Owlet’s First Flight by Mitra Modarressi
11 am: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass

VIDEO:
Owl Babies DVD

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
Hoot Hoot by Powell Good Night Owl by Hutchins
Hoot! Hoot!
 by Richard Powell
Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins
Any of the other Owl books by Jonathan Allen
DVD: Any Little Bear video with Owl in it.

HOW IT WENT:
For my first time doing owls, this storytime wasn’t too bad.  I like reading I’m Not Cute, but after doing so I wondered if maybe some of the other owl books by the same author might work better for a toddler audience.  I wasn’t thrilled with Owlet’s First Flight at the first storytime, so I thought I would try a different option for the second.  I think they both probably worked equally well.

Since this was my last storytime for the Fall 2012 session, there will be fewer infant toddler storytimes up on my blog, but I will keep updating it with the other age programs that I do.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  34 people      11 am: 26 people

* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page

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