My colleague was at CLA today, so I got to sub for her at today’s infant and toddler storytimes. I always worry when I jump in for someone for just one week that our storytimers will be disappointed by the change. But flexibility is a virtue, right?
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*
Ten Cats Have Hats by Jean Marzollo
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
I’m a clown, a jolly fellow
My hat is the color yellow.
When I fight fires, I protect my head
My hat is the color red.
I catch robbers, here’s a clue:
My hat is the color blue.
I had rabbits in my magic hat
My hat is the color black.
I’m a chef, I cook just right
My hat is the color white.
I’m a king, my crown is old
It’s a shiny shade of gold.
BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Brownie and Pearl See the Sights by Cynthia Rylant
TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*
MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney
MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: Hats, Hats, Hats by Ann Morris
HOW IT WENT:
It was a fun storytime, though I think I used most of the same materials that I did in a hat storytime back in 2010 or so. I need to look for some more good hat books for this age group if I want to continue doing this storytime. Anyone have any great suggestions?
ATTENDANCE: 49 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music