Dads – Toddler Storytime

I stepped in to for an ill coworker last week to do infant toddler storytime.  While I am not glad she was sick, I’m glad I got a chance to do a Dad storytime, since I did one featuring Mothers a month ago.  It felt like it evened things out a bit.

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*

BOOK:
Daddies by Prap
Daddies by Lila Prap

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

COUNTING SONG:*
10 Ties Flannelboard Logo Cropped
10 Ties (even though not all dads, or only dads, wear them)

FLANNELBOARD:
D-A-D-D-Y Flannelboard 1 Logo CroppedD-A-D-D-Y Flannelboard 2 Logo CroppedD-A-D-D-Y Flannelboard 3 Logo Cropped
D-A-D-D-Y
Idea taken from What Happens in Storytime.

(to the tune of “B-I-N-G-O)
There is a man I love a lot
And Daddy is his name-o.
D-A-D-D-Y
D-A-D-D-Y
D-A-D-D-Y
And Daddy is his name-o

For the next verse, replace the D with a hand to represent a clap.
There’s someone who takes care of me
And Daddy is his name-o.
clap-A-D-D-Y
clap-A-D-D-Y
clap-A-D-D-Y
And Daddy is his name-o.

Repeat until you are clapping for all 5 letters.

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

 

VIDEO:
Peppa Pig Flying a Kite DVD
“Daddy Loses his Glasses” from Peppa Pig Flying a Kite and Other Stories

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Oh Daddy! by Shea Daddy Book by Parr Piglet and Papa by Wild

Book: Oh, Daddy! by Bob Shea
Book: The Daddy Book by Todd Parr
Book: Piglet and Papa by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

GREAT RESOURCES FOR MORE IDEAS
Jen in the Library – Dads Toddler Storytime 07-14-2015

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
Dads are fun for storytime, I just wish I had more time when planning so I could have gotten some of the other great books that are out there and perfect for this age group.

I only did one book at this storytime so I could sign kids up for our Summer Reading Program that had started earlier that week.  Daddies was a great book, though and we had fun acting like all the different animals mentioned in the story.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  40 people      11 am: 48 people

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

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