Bouncing – Toddler Storytime

This active theme is always a fun one to use with toddlers.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*

BOOK:
BouncingTimebyHubbell
Bouncing Time
by Patricia Hubbell

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

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider

COUNTING SONG:*
10Rabbits
Rabbits
(presented by our new librarian Jane)

FLANNELBOARD:
5 Green and Speckled Frogs
FiveGreenAndSpeckledFrogsFlannelboard
(Presented by our new librarian, Jane)

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

BOOK:
WhoHopsbyDavis
Who Hops? by Katie Davis

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

VIDEO:
LittleBearRainyDayTalesDVD
“Puddle Jumper” from Little Bear: Rainy Day Tales

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
KangarooAndCricketbySiomades JumpbyLavis 

Kangaroo and Cricket by Lorianne Siomades
Jump! by Steve Lavis

HOW IT WENT:
This is a fun theme that can sometimes get a little too energetic.  Luckily that didn’t happen today.  This was my first time reading Who Hops? to a group and it was so much fun.  When you say “Cows Hop” you can hear the whole audience go, “say whaaa?”.  Such a good book hook.  “Puddle Jumper” is also another favorite to show in storytime because kids like the story, and parents like that it features the Zen frog.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  42 people      11 am: 38 people

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

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