Cats – Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime for 5/24/16. I planned this storytime a little late in the game.  Thank goodness for all the wonderful blogs out there that help with storytime planning!  Be sure to check out the ones I mention in the more resources section.

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

BOOK:

I See Kitty by Surovec
I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec

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

COUNTING SONG:*
10CatsFeltboardwithlogo
10 Cats

FLANNELBOARD:
Pete the Cat Flannelboard 1 namePete the Cat Flannelboard 2 namePetetheCatandhisFourGroovyButtonsbyLitwin
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
based on the book by Eric Litwin, illustrated and created by James Dean

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

BOOK:
Cat Nap by Yuly
Cat Nap by Toni Yuly

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

VIDEO:
GoodNightMaisyDVD
“Meow” from  Good Night Maisy 

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

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Mama Cat has Three Kittens by Fleming Kitty's Cuddles by Cabrera Meeow and the Little Chairs by Braun I Don't Want a Cool Cat by Dodd Kitty Cat Kitty Cat Are You Going to Sleep by Martin Cat Skidoo by Roberts Matilda's Cat by Gravett

Book: Mama Cat has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming
Book: Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera
Book: Meeow and the Little Chairs by Sebastien Braun (or any Meeow book)
Book: I Don’t Want a Cool Cat! by Emma Dodd
Book: Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to Sleep? by Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant (This would be a good book for 2 voices)
Book: Cat Skidoo by Bethany Roberts, illustrated by R. W. Alley
Book: Matilda’s Cat by Emily Gravett

GREAT RESOURCES FOR MORE IDEAS
Jen in the Library – Toddler Storytime – Cats – 10-16-2014
Library Village – Preschool Storytime Cats
Welcome to Storytime – Cats!
Literary Commentary: Toddler Storytime – Cats
storytime katie – cats!
Abby the Librarian – Spring Storytime: Cats
Rachel Kohl Library – Storytime with Ms. Katie Cats

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  37 people      11 am: 32 people

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

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