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*
MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
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