Geese – Infant Storytime

I don’t know why, but I decided that I should do a goose storytime!  Let the HONKing begin!  I presented this one as the last storytime in my Spring 2016 session on 5/31/2016.

SONG: Now it’s Time to Say Hello*
taken from jbrary

MOVEMENT: Peek a Boo*

BOUNCES:
To Market, To Market*
Trot Trot to Boston*
The Grandfather Clock*

SIGN LANGUAGE: sign for “GOOSE”
asl - goose
taken from Costello, Elaine Ph.D.  Random House Webster’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  1994.

BOOK:
Gossie by Dunrea
Gossie
by Olivier Dunrea

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

FLANNELBOARD:
Goosey Goosey Gander
idea taken from the Mother Goose on the Loose Feltboard App and this image found during a google search.  I found it on the Middleburg-Clay Hill Library Pinterest Page, but I couldn’t find the original source.
Goosey Goosey Gander Flannelboard name

Goosey Goosey Gander
Where do you wander?
Upstairs (move goose up the stairs)
and downstairs (move goose down the stairs)
and in my lady’s chamber.

BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music 

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake

BOOK:
Silly Little Goose by Tafuri
Silly Little Goose! by Nancy Tafuri

TICKLES:
Round and Round the Garden*
See the Little Mousie*
Round the World*

NURSERY RHYME:
12BuckleMyShoeFlannelboard
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
(Pattern taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra)
One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, knock on the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, lay them straight.
Nine, ten, a big fat hen.

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney
MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT:  Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye
taken from jbrary

HOW IT WENT:
Gossie might have been a little long for the infants, but I think the parents enjoyed it.  I was happy that I found a slightly larger board book version of this, because it’s hard to read Dunrea’s goose books in storytime since they are all so small.  It’s the Padded Board Book size seen here (though I got my copy from my local bookstore), so it’s 8.2 x 1.2 x 6.6 inches instead of the hardback’s 6 x 0.4 x 6 inches size.  I don’t know how much of a difference those two inches made, but it made me feel better about sharing it.

ATTENDANCE: 24 people (adults and kids)

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

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