I was looking through our new books, and realized that it seemed like there were a lot of ones coming out about things that shouldn’t happen or you should never do. I decided to use this as inspiration and came up with a new theme that I was pretty excited about, and presented this storytime last week.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem: and more Salutes to Nonsense by Jim Gill
SONG/MOVEMENT: “Can’t Sit Still” by The Brian Waite Band from Can’t Sit Still
MOVEMENT: My Wiggles*
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
based on the book writte by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett. Flannelboard inspired by Dana’s Hats Off to You Storytime on jbrary
I didn’t have time to make all the animals featured in the book, so I’m missing the pig and the sheep.
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book:Don’t Squish the Sasquatch by Kent Redeker, illustrated by Bob Staake
Book (or DVD): Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Book: That is NOT a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
Book: Don’t Wake Up Mama! (also called Five Little Monkeys Bake a Cake) by Eileen Christelow
Book: Don’t Take Your Snake for a Stroll by Karin Ireland, illustrated by David Catrow
Book: Don’t by Litsa Trochatos, illustrated by Virginia Johnson (this one is a board book, but I think it’s large enough that it would work in a storytime)
Book: Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don’t Play with Your Food by Bob Shea
Book: Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks, illustrated by Sue Hendra
Book: Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner by Gareth Edwwards & Guy Parker-Rees
Book: Don’t Laugh, Joe! by Keiko Kasza
Book: Don’t Slam the Door! by Dori Chaconas, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
HOW IT WENT:
This was a fun theme for a storytime, and I like that there are enough books to repeat the theme without using the same titles.
ATTENDANCE: 46 (adults and children)