Dogs – Toddler Storytime

We had fun with dogs at our first toddler storytimes of the Spring session.  (How is it already spring?)

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: 10am“Clap Your Hands, Clap Your Hands”  from Tickles and Tunes by Kathy Reid-Naiman
11am: “Jump Jump” (Storytime Edit) from I’m a Rock Star by Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*

BOOK:
MaggiesBallbyGeorge

Maggie’s Ball
 by Lindsay Barrett George

MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

COUNTING SONG:*
10DogsFlannelboard
Dogs 

FLANNELBOARD:
Dog’s Colorful Day
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Based on the book by Emma Dodd. Template from Storytime Magic: 400 Fingerplays, Flannelboards, and Other Activities by Kathy MacMillan and Christine

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

BOOK:
DogsbyGravett
Dogs by Emily Gravett

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

VIDEO:
BabysFirstWordStoriesPetsDVD
“Dee Dee’s Dog” from Baby’s First Word Stories: Pets

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
Dear Zoo by CampbellThatPupbyGeorge IDon'tWantaPoshDogbyDodd OneTwoThat'sMyShoebyMurray
Dear Zoo
by Rod Campbell
That Pup! by Lindsay Barrett George
I Don’t Want a Posh Dog! by Emma Dodd
One Two That’s My Shoe! by Alison Murray
DVD: Any Spot Movie

HOW IT WENT:
As you can see, I was playing around a little bit with what my opening song should be for the toddler storytime this session.  I tried two new ones today, and while I liked both of them, they felt a little long for the audience.  I think these will be better for preschoolers, maybe.  I’ll try something different for next week’s.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  42 people      11 am: 39 people

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

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