I had so much fun at our cat eStorytime that I decided to continue with the theme for the beginning of our fall infant toddler storytime session. Plus, I can’t believe it has been so long since I did a cat storytime for this age group!
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: Roly Poly*
Sleepy Kittens by Jill and Martin Leman
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Five Kittens in the Bed
(rhyme and pattern from page 116 of a book that I do not have the title of! This flannelboard was one of my mom’s, colored by my dad, so I don’t know where it’s from)
(Adapted from “Ten in the Bed”)
There were five kittens in the bed,
And the little one said, “It’s crowded. Roll over.”
So they all rolled over, and one fell out;
There were four kittens in the bed…
There were three kittens in the bed…
There were two kittens in the bed…
There was one kitten in the bed,
And the little one said, “I’m lonely.”
So they all got back in the bed,
And the little one said, “Good night!”
BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
I Love Cats by Barney Saltzberg
NURSERY RHYME FLANNELBOARD:
Hey Diddle Diddle
Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed, to see such a sight.
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*
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:
Meeow and the Pots and Pans by Sebastien Braun (or any Meeow book)
Brownie and Pearl Hit the Hay by Cynthia Rylant, pictures by Brian Biggs (or any Brownie & Pearl book)
HOW IT WENT:
Although I presented this storytime just yesterday, it feels like forever ago. I forget how tiring our 3 back-to-back infant-toddler-toddler storytime days are.
ATTENDANCE: 50 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music