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Story and Craft, October 2 – Library

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about Fall Food and Birthday Cakes and made some fantastic cake crafts.

Books

The Library By Sarah Stewart

Mouseling’s Words By Shutta Crum

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Craft
Today we made our own books with paper, string and Popsicle sticks.

Thanks For Visiting! Hope to see you all next week.

October 24, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Books & Reading

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Books

Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illus. by Eric Carle (as flannel story)

Music

“The Wheels on the Bus” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“If I Was a Bird” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Clap Everybody and Say Hello
Clap everybody and say hello
Clap everybody and say hello
Clap everybody and say hello
No matter what the weather
Wave everybody and say hello . . .
Check out Jbrary’s version

Fingerplay: Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap
Creep them, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But do not let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Song: If You’re a Reader
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
Stomp . . . Shout hooray . . .

Song: ABC’s & ZYX’s
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs,
Next time sing them backwards with me!
Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K,
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my zyxs
Bet that’s not what you expected!

Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves on your knees . . . be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your tummy . . . now rub it, nice and yummy
Put your scarves on the floor . . .now pick them up once more

March 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

Books
In the Rain with Baby Duck by Amy Hest, illus by Jill Barton

The Wind Blew- Pat Hutchins

Music
Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake

“Ducks Like Rain” Raffi, featuring Ken Whiteley, Raffi Rise and Shine

“Leaky Umbrella” by Jim Gill, The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes (used wrist ribbons)

Songs, Rhymes & Finger Plays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends, and my friends are your friends,
The more we gt together, the happier we’ll be.

Finger Play: Raindrops
Pitter-patter raindrops, falling from the sky.
(wiggle fingers to imitate falling rain)
Here is my umbrella, to keep me safe and dry.
(hands over head)
When the rain is over, and the sun begins to glow,
(make large circle with arms)
Little flowers begin to bud;
(cup your hands together)
and grow and grow and grow.

Finger Play with Wrist Ribbons: Spring Wind Blows 
The spring wind blows this way and that,
Oops! Watch Out! There goes my hat.
(wave hands above head)

The spring wind blows round and round.
It blew my hat across the ground.
(move arms in a rolling motion)

The spring wind blows. Spin, spin, spin!
Oops, it blew my hat again!
(move hands in a circular upward motion)

The spring wind blew left and right.
Then it blew my hat out of sight!
(move hands to the left, then right and wave bye, bye)

Poem with Parachute: Five little Birdies 
One little birdie flew and flew,
along came another one and that made two.
One… Two…

Two little birdies, busy as could be,
Along came another one and that made three.
One… Two… Three…

Three little birdies wanted one more,
Along came another one and that made four.
One… Two… Three.. Four…

Four little birdies glad to be alive,
Along came another one and that made five.
One… Two… Three… Four… Five…

Five little birdies flying very high,
Flapping wings and soaring, up in the sky.

Closing Song: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips
Wave your chin, wave your eyes,
Wave you hand and say “Goodbye!”

April 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Books & Libraries

April 18, 2013

Books

Lottie Paris and the Best Place by Angela Johnson, illus. by Scott M. Fischer
How Do You Read to a Rabbit? by Andrea Wayne von Konigslow
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke (adapted as flannel story)

Music

“Library Song” by Tom Chapin, Moonboat
“Readers’ Hokey Pokey” by Georgiana Stewart, Circle Time Activities
“Let’s Read and Rock” by Greg & Steve, Ready . . . Set . . . Move!

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Here is My Book/I Love Books
Here is my book,
(hold hands together as if a book, then open)
I open it wide,
To see all the pictures,
that are inside.

I love books, and they love me,
I get them free at the library.
Read them once, read them twice,
Library books are oh, so nice!

Song: ABCs & ZYXs
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs,
Next time sing them backwards with me!
Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K,
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my zyxs
Bet that’s not what you expected!

Song: Read a Book
(Tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Read, read, read a book
Travel anywhere,
Worldwide, you decide
A book will take you there.
Read, read, read a book,
Beginning to the end,
What a way to spend the day,
A book’s a special friend!

April 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Storytime – Reading!

MARCH 7th

Books

The Best Place to Read by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom
Read It, Don’t Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss

Music

Reader’s Hokey Pokey” by Georgiana Stewart
 “Read a Book” by Cathy Fink

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Opening Song: Clap and Sing Hello
(tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello,
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Fingerplay: Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
then behing my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so.
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap.
Then I rest themin my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Song: Read a Book
(Tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Read, read, read a book
Travel anywhere,
Worlwide, you decide
A book will take you there.

Read, read, read a book,
Beginning to the end,
What a way to spend the day,
A book’s a special friend!

Rhyme: I Love Books!
I love books, and they love me,
I get them free at the library.
Read them once, read them twice,
Library books are oh, so nice!

Song: ABCs & ZYXs Alphabet Forward and Backwards!
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs,
Next time sing them backwards with me!

Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K,
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my zyxs
Bet that’s not what you expected!

Finger Play: Open Shut Them
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep, up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but don’t let them in!
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Lay theym in your lap.

Closing Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands,
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands,
If you’re happy and you know it,
then your face with surely show it,
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!

If you’re happy and you know it stomp your feet…

If you’re happy and you know it blink your eyes…

If you’re happy and you know it wave goodbye…

March 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment


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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.

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