Sharing – Toddler Storytime

This is another storytime theme inspired by one book.  When I discovered Blocks by Dickson, I just knew I had to share it at a storytime.

SONG: Welcome Song

MOVEMENT: “Wake Up Toes” from Morning Magic by Joanie Bartels

MOVEMENT:
Open Shut Them*

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: sign for “Share”
sign found on Lifeprint.com

BOOK:

Mine! by Sue Heap

MOVEMENT: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

COUNT & RHYME SONG:

10 Hearts (because sharing is from the heart)

Counting time, it’s counting time
So let’s all sing a simple rhyme

Ten little hearts here we go
Let’s all count them as I put them in rows.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

Ten little hearts. again we go
Now let’s count them nice and slow
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

Ten little hearts, in neat rows
Let’s count them as away they go
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

FLANNELBOARD:
It’s So Much Fun to Share

(Adapted from A-Hunting We Will Go Flannelboard from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra.  She also has a version in her Mother Goose’s Playhouse.  Templates for this story found here.)

(to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)
It’s so much fun to share
It’s so much fun to share
I have a hat
I’ll share with a cat
It’s so much fun to share.

Other verses:
box – fox
log – frog
boat – goat
pail – whale
wig – pig
chair – bear

I put up each item first, to give the kids and parents a chance to guess what animal we would be sharing with.

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

MOVEMENT: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

BOOK:

Blocks by Irene Dickson

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

VIDEO:

“The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!” from The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! …and more stories by Mo Willems.  Based on the book by Mo Willems

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:

Book: Bear and Hare Share! by Emily Gravett
Book: Banana! by Ed Vere

GREAT RESOURCES FOR MORE IDEAS:
Read Rabbit Read – Flannel Friday: Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes
Perry Public Library Storytime – Sharing and Giving
Story Time Secrets – The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Strathcona County Library – Storytime Themes: Kindness and Sharing

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
I was stressing out a bit about what to do as my flannelboard story, but I remembered using A-Hunting We Will Go not too long ago, and I thought that would be an easy one with just a few tweaks.  ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  51 people      11 am: 42 people

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

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