Pigs – Toddler Storytime

Pigs were BIG at storytime this morning!

SONG: Now it’s Time to Say Hello*
taken from jbrary

MOVEMENT:  “Wake Up Toes” from Morning Magic by Joanie Bartels

MOVEMENT:
Open Shut Them*

SIGN: ASL sign for PIG


from My Smart Hands

BOOK:
this little piggy - harrington
This Little Piggy by Tim Harrington

MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

COUNTING SONG:*
10PigsFlannelboard
10 Pigs

FLANNELBOARD:
Old MacDonald
OldMacDonaldFlannelboard2
from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book 2nd Edition  by Judy Sierra.  You can find the pattern for the flannelboard here.

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

 

BOOK:
ten clean pigs - roth
Ten Clean Pigs by Carol Roth, illustrated by Pamela Paparone

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

VIDEO:
baby's first word stories pets dvd
“Iggy’s Pet Friends” from Baby’s First-Word Stories: Pets

MOVEMENT: Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye taken from jbrary

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Pigs love potatoes - deniseday by day - gal

Book: Pigs Love Potatoes by Anika Denise and Christopher Denise
Book: Day by Day by Susan Gal
Flannelboard: This Little Piggy
Flannelboard: Five Pigs so Squeaky clean

OTHER HELPFUL BLOG POSTS:
Pigs Toddler Storytime 2014/02
Pigs – Storytime Katie
Pig Story Time Toddler – Verona Storytime
Flannel Friday – Clean and Dirty Pigs – Mel’s Desk

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
This was a fun storytime.  I think that This Little Piggy might have been a bit long for the group.  I was hoping that the kids/parents would play along on their fingers and toes, but that didn’t really happen.  Maybe I need to look into the song that comes as a download with the book.  Using Ten Clean Pigs as my second book seemed to be exactly the right length.  While that book has two stories in one, I think I’ve read the Ten Dirty Pigs for other storytimes, so I thought I’d try something new.

I think that the Baby’s First-Word stories are some of the best for this age group.  They are so slowly paced, and the kids get so quiet while watching them.  It really holds their attention.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  42 people      11 am: 44 people

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

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