It’s National Library Week! Even infants should celebrate it, so we read books and stories about books and stories!
SONG: Now it’s Time to Say Hello*
taken from jbrary
MOVEMENT: Peek a Boo*
BOUNCE: To Market, To Market*
SIGN LANGUAGE: sign for “BOOK” & sign for “LIBRARY”
My Book Box by Will Hillenbrand
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Five Little Books
(Rhyme taken from Toddle on Over by Robin Works Davis)
Five little books, sitting on a shelf.
Look inside, and see a little elf.
Four little books, all in a row.
Look inside, and see it start to snow.
Three little books, still on the shelf.
Can you take one, and read it to yourself?
Two little books, left on the pile.
Find one now, and read it with a smile.
One little book, all that is there.
Found itself a reader, who was happy to share.
As we said this rhyme, I encouraged parents to do similar movements to “This Little Piggy” on their baby’s fingers or toes.
BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Patty Cake
I Like Books by Anthony Browne
TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*
NURSERY RHYME FLANNELBOARD:
Little Bo Peep
Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And doesn’t know where to find them.
Leave them alone
And they’ll come home
Wagging their tails behind them.
MOVEMENT: Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye
taken from jbrary
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: Book! by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Maggie Smith
Flannelboard: Wiggleworm, Wiggleworm
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HOW IT WENT:
This was a fun storytime theme, and I especially liked showing the families the ASL signs this week because I knew they were something that they could use together.
ATTENDANCE: 37 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music
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