Mothers – Toddler Storytime

Moms should be celebrated more often than once a year.  (Also, I didn’t have as many of these books last week to do a Mothers storytime before Mother’s Day.)

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 MOTHER
asl - mother1
taken from Costello, Elaine Ph.D.  Random House Webster’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  1994.

BOOK:
PigletandMamabyWild
Piglet and Mama by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

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

COUNTING SONG:*
10HeartsFlannelboard
10 Hearts (because Mom loves us)

FLANNELBOARD:
MothersandBabiesFlannelboard6
Mothers and Babies Match
This baby makes a mooing sound
when his mother’s not around.
Calf is the name of this baby.
What is his mother called?
COW

Other verses:
Barking, puppy, dog
Meowing, kitten, cat
Quacking, duckling, duck
Oinking, piglet, pig
Growling, cub, bear
Roaring, cub, lion
Cheeping, chick, hen

For a more in-depth look at this flannel board see when I posted it as a Flannel Friday entry.

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

BOOK:
MommyMinebyWarnes
Mommy Mine by Tim Warnes, illustrated by Jane Chapman

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

VIDEO:
IsYourMamaaLlamaDVD
“Is Your Mama a Llama?” from  Is Your Mama a Llama?…and more stories about growing up

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

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
I Love my Mommy by Braun  Mommy Hugs by Katz MommyCarryMePleasebyCabrera My Mom by Browne

Book: I Love My Mommy by Sebastien Braun
Book: Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz
Book: Mommy, Carry Me Please! by Jane Cabrera
Book: My Mom by Anthony Browne

GREAT RESOURCES FOR MORE IDEAS
Jen in the Library – Mothers Toddler Storytime from 5/13/2013

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
Moms are a sweet topic for storytime.  I think that Piglet and Mama might have been too long for my 10am group.  It seemed to go alright with the 11am, so I think it does work for toddlers, it just depends on the group that you have.  So, when picking my books I may need to be a little more aware of length of the story.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  41 people      11 am: 46 people

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

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