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
MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
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
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
MOVEMENT: Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye taken from jbrary
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
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