Moms should be celebrated more often than once a year. (Also, I didn’t have as many of these books last week to do a Mothers storytime before Mother’s Day.)
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*
SIGN: ASL sign for MOTHER
taken from Costello, Elaine Ph.D. Random House Webster’s American Sign Language Dictionary. 1994.
Piglet and Mama by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Stephen Michael King
MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
10 Hearts (because Mom loves us)
Mothers and Babies Match
This baby makes a mooing sound
when his mother’s not around.
Calf is the name of this baby.
What is his mother called?
Barking, puppy, dog
Meowing, kitten, cat
Quacking, duckling, duck
Oinking, piglet, pig
Growling, cub, bear
Roaring, cub, lion
Cheeping, chick, hen
For a more in-depth look at this flannel board see when I posted it as a Flannel Friday entry.
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
Mommy Mine by Tim Warnes, illustrated by Jane Chapman
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
“Is Your Mama a Llama?” from Is Your Mama a Llama?…and more stories about growing up
MOVEMENT: Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye taken from jbrary
Book: I Love My Mommy by Sebastien Braun
Book: Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz
Book: Mommy, Carry Me Please! by Jane Cabrera
Book: My Mom by Anthony Browne
GREAT RESOURCES FOR MORE IDEAS
Jen in the Library – Mothers Toddler Storytime from 5/13/2013
THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
Moms are a sweet topic for storytime. I think that Piglet and Mama might have been too long for my 10am group. It seemed to go alright with the 11am, so I think it does work for toddlers, it just depends on the group that you have. So, when picking my books I may need to be a little more aware of length of the story.
ATTENDANCE: 10 am: 41 people 11 am: 46 people
* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page