Geese – Toddler Storytime

When I started thinking of storytime themes, I thought there might be enough books out there to do a storytime about geese.  This storytime was presented on 5/31/2016.

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

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

Open Shut Them*

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

Silly Suzy Goose by Horacek
Silly Suzy Goose by Petr Horácek

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

10 Geese Flannelboard name
10 Geese

Goosey Goose Colors Flannelboard name
Goosey Goose Colors
taken from Magical Library Book Bug

Goosey, goosey gander
Please come play with me.
Goosey, goosey “red” goose
Join the flock and me.

Pass out geese to all the children.  Then, recite the rhyme and have the children holding that color goose come up and place it on the flannelboard.  When they are done, recite the rhyme again, substituting the color red for another color.  Continue this until you’ve gone through all the colored geese that you have.

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

Duck and Goose Let's Dance by Hills
Duck & Goose Let’s Dance by Tad Hills, Original Song by Lauren Savage and Ross Gruet

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

Everybunny Loves Winter DVD
“Duck, Duck, Goose” from  Max & Ruby: Everybunny Loves Winter!

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

Gossie by Dunrea   Look Out Suzy Goose by Petr Horacek Silly Little Goose by Tafuri Splendid Friend Indeed by Bloom

Book: Gossie by Olivier Dunrea (the Padded Board Book version, it’s bigger)
Book: Look Out, Suzy Goose by Petr Horácek
Book: Silly Little Goose! by Nancy Tafuri
Book: A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom (or any of the Bear and Goose books by Bloom)
Flannelboard: Three Eggs in a Basket (but change the duck to the goose.  The pieces look similar enough that I don’t think anyone would notice.)

Magical Library Book Bug –  Duck, Duck, Goose Preschool Storytime
Librarian vs Storytime – Down by the Bay Flannelboard (I think this one might be fun to use with preschoolers, if I ever repeat the theme.)

Duck & Goose Let’s Dance is a board book, but I thought since I could do an activity with it (have the kids dance as instructed by the book), the size might not matter.  It seemed to work pretty well, and I would do it again.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  33 people      11 am: 29 people

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

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*

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

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

Gossie by Dunrea
by Olivier Dunrea

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

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

Silly Little Goose by Tafuri
Silly Little Goose! by Nancy Tafuri

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

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

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