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*

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*


10 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

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

Owl Babies DVD

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

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.

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

2 thoughts on “Owls- Toddler Storytime

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