Storytime for New to Two every Wednesday at 10:30.

Storytime for New to Two every Wednesday at 10:30. Stories, songs, puppets and a lot of playtime fun.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dog Storyhour, Wednesday, July 27 @ 10:30




 Stories: Wiggly kids today! 
  • Spot's First Walk, by Eric Hill.  I'm boycotting Where's Spot. The vocab includes a grandfather clock, a grand piano, a door under a staircase, a mirrored armoire... But Spot's First Walk, which I actually did at the end, was the only book to work for this group today.  Maybe next year I'll try just doing Spot books.  Lift the flap, simple vocab... 
  • Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. I love this book, but maybe babies aren't ready for irony yet.
  • Dog's Day by Jane Cabrera.  Her bright illustrations make her books great pix for babies. 
  • Busy Doggies BB by Schindel
Songs

Favorites..

Monday, July 3, 2017

Jungle Storytime, Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:30


There was a rumble in the jungle at storytime and no mistake!  After our flying monkey did his things, the babies started LISTENING up.


Books

  • The Pop-Up Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae.  Love to turn the pages of this big, colorful pop-up, roar, hiss, clomp and snap the jaws of the book by turns. Good start.
  • ROAR bd bk Litton.  OK.
  • Tiny Little Fly Michael Rosen.  Excellent readaloud, and the kids really liked it.
  • Busy Monkeys board book by Schindel. This series rhyme, has great pictures, and you can act out the motions as you read text which has quite a bit of sense to it.  
  • Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins. I love this book, but choose a couple of pages to read -- not the whole thing. 

Songs


  • Five Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Crocodile
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider (Great Big Mama Tarantula)
  • Wheels on the Bus Through the Jungle
  • Row row row your boat, gently down the stream
  • If you see a crocodile, don't forget to SCREAM!
  • Down in the jungle...


played on my Thai drum, ALL the babies wanted to have a turn!







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Body Storytime, Wednesday, June 28 @ 10:30


Books
  • Show Me, a board book by Tom Tracy.
  • Head to Toe by Eric Carle. This is a classic act-it-out with animals, and it is lot of fun. But they were really young today, and not into the major motions or animal recognition.
  • Here Are My Hands  board book by Bill Martin. This little board book is juuuuust right for babies, short & sweet. I love acting out the motions and had the best luck with it on a rowdy day.
  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox. Good for this group, and with a nice chorus the moms joined in on, but perhaps not the best opener. Not this year.
  • How to Brush Your Teeth with Snappy Croc   board book Clarke. I think this is the cutest of the series.


  • Songs
  • Pizza, Pickle Pumpernickel
  • Clap Your hands
  • This Is the Way We Wash Our Face (to Mulberry Bush), nose, neck, whatever
  • Dance Your Fingers Up, Dance your fingers down, dance your fingers up and down, all around town.  Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head, dance them on your tummy, then tuck them into bed. 


Mi Cuerpo Hace Musica


Beach Storyhour, Sea Storyhour


Books:

  • Silly Faces...See Me...In the Ocean! The babies were a little wary about being Silly Faces for me. When I modeled the sea creatures, they were OK with it.
  • Don't Splash the Sasquatch by Redeker. The moms were kinda bewildered by this weird book, but the kids listened.
  • The Pop-up Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae. This beautiful big pop has great sea creatures and fun rhymes.

Next year: 
At the Beach. A board book
The Three Fish and the Big Bad Shark.  Get PPLC shark and three fish. The shark is so big that it MIGHT grab them!

Special Songs:


We sang the Wheels on the Bus and then did the Waves on the Sea: Lots of sounds and movement make this fun for this crowd. Next time:  Don't forget to use the scarves for the motions.
Slippery Fish

1 little, 2 little, 3 little fishies, 4 little, 5 little, 6 little fishies, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little fishies, ten little fish swimming in the big blue sea. 9 little, 8 little, 7 little fishies, 6 little, 5 little, 4 little fishies, 3 little, 2 little, 1 little fishies, all the fishies swimming back to the sea. Watch out for the sharks!

(Line up the sailboats on clothesline, and as you name each, take it off and sail it around the room, w. the shark on the other hand chomping after.)
Sailing out to sea in my big blue sailboat, 
Sailing out to sea in my big blue sailboat,
Sailing out to sea in my big blue sailboat,
Hope no shark comes swimming after me!
Shoo, shark! Shoo!
red sailboat, green,yellow, white.


Try:  Old MacDonald went to the beach, chorus,
And at the beach he found a seahorse, shark, fish, seagull, etc. Also a cow wearing sunglasses, but maybe I should save that joke for the three year olds. Only none of these sea creatures make any noise so maybe this wouldn't work.


Over on the beach in the sand and the sun
Lived a big mama turtle and her little turtle one
Dig said the mama
I dig, said the one
And they swam all day in the sand and the sun.
Over on the beach where the waves lap so blue
Lived a mama seagull and her seagulls two
Squawk! Said the mama
We squawk! Said the two
And they squawked all day where the waves lap so blue.
Over on the beach near the tall palm tree
Lived a little sandcrab
And her baby sandcrabs three
Crawl! Said the sandcrab! We crawl said the three
And they crawled all day by the tall palm tree.
Over on the beach on the sand by the shore
Lived a mama pelican
And her pelicans four
Swoop! Said the mama. We swoop! said the four.
And they swooped all day on the sand by the shore.
Over in the water where the dolphins like to dive
Lived a big mama fish and her baby fish five.
Swim! Said the mama.

We swim! Said the five. So they swam all day where the dolphins like to dive.












Friday, May 19, 2017

Food Story time







Plays
 Bullfrog Puppet from backroom, or Turtle with Vachel Lindsay poem.

Books
  • Yummy YUCKY by Leslie Patricelli. This may be the most ingenious of Patricelli's wonderful series about this bald headed baby troublemaker. Certainly the kids enjoyed it -- although a few moms were grossed out by the burger-booger page as well as the egg-earwax page. I don't know why. It's like they don't associate with the babes 24/7.
  • Big Hungry Bear BB Wood.  Great opener.
  • Noisy Breakfast by Ellen Blonder.  Big Book.  Lotsa sounds.
  • Baby Cakes by Karma Wilson.  Sweeet.
  • Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar, a Piggy Toes boardbook by Wang.  Love this book. It's got all the charming rhyme of the jump rope song and all the right characters implicated -- cat, dog, etc., -- so that I can act it out with puppets.
  • How to Feed Your Cheeky Monkey   board book Clarke. OK 

Songs
  • 1 potato, 2 potato chant
  • Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
  • Pat a cake
  • Mashed Potatoes hot, Mashed Potatoes cold (sound familiar?)
  • Bread & Butter, Jelly & Jam
  • Three Little Gingie Men lying on a tray
  • 1 jumped up and ran away
    Shouting, "Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can...
    You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!"
    (I had three big cut out gingerbread men and raced them around the room)
    Since when are you guys supposed to grow up? Aidan's going to daycare now all day for three days a week.  Sniff.
    At least Elsie still comes in and sees me.

    And I love seeing Wisdom and Kiley on Friday!





Friday, May 12, 2017

Rain Storytime, Wednesday, May 17 @ 10:30



Enter with umbrella! Bring rainstick!


Books
  • Rain by Manya Stojic.  This has everything: animals, sounds, and senses: "hear, see, smell," etc. Bring your lion puppet! Very well received.
  • Duckie's Rainbow by Frances Barry.  This book might amaze me more than the kids, as the beautiful rainbow unfolds in the end. To get a little more interaction, ask them what color is going to be on the next page and then shout it out when you turn the page. The almost twos will get it.
  • Ducks Like to Swim by Agnes Verboven.  Again, a book that gives you plenty of opportunity to quack like a duck, moo like a cow, and bray like a donkey. Plus, it gives you a lead in to all those great duck songs and books we love so much. I pulled each puppet out and had the kids (and moms) by turns moo and meow etc. and then handed them off to them.
Songs

  • The Rain  (to Frere Jacques)

I hear thunder, (stomp floor) I hear thunder,
Hear it CRASH. Hear it CRASH.
But I don’t fear the thunder
I know it’s only thunder.  CRASH CRASH CRASH.
CRASH CRASH CRASH

(Flutter with fingers)
I hear raindrops, I hear raindrops,
Pitter pat, Pitter pat. Will it rain for hours?
I know it’s good for flowers.
But I want to play, Not stay in all day

Ah, I think it just stopped!

  • This Is the Way We Dry Ourselves 

This is the way we dry our hair, dry our hair, dry our hair.
This is the way we dry our hair because WE GOT ALL WET!
face, nose, neck, whatever.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mother Storyhour, Wednesday, May 10 @ 10:30



Books
  • Who's My Mom by Jennings. Board Book. Nice enough.
  • Over in the Meadow. I used the clothesline version in Mother's about the sea creatures.
  • I Love Mom with the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Nice enough.
  • Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney. I skipped a couple pages, but llama meltdowns do happen.
  • Pouch! by David Ezra Stein. Worked out fine with the puppets.  I was careful to use a baby voice for the baby kangaroo and show the kids how the baby lived in mama's pouch.
  • Songs
  • Over in the Meadow as a clothesline.
  • If you love me and you know it, clap your hands, etc. Blow a kiss. Give me a hug. Definitely use.
  • Skinnamarinka
  • Over on the beach in the sand and the sun
    Lived a big mama turtle and her little turtle one
    Dig said the mama
    I dig, said the one
    And they swam all day in the sand and the sun.
    Over on the beach where the waves lap so blue
    Lived a mama seagull and her seagulls two
    Squawk! Said the mama
    We squawk! Said the two
    And they squawked all day where the waves lap so blue.
    Over on the beach near the tall palm tree
    Lived a little sandcrab
    And her baby sandcrabs three
    Crawl! Said the sandcrab! We crawl said the three
    And they crawled all day by the tall palm tree.
    Over on the beach on the sand by the shore
    Lived a mama pelican
    And her pelicans four
    Swoop! Said the mama. We swoop! said the four.
    And they swooped all day on the sand by the shore.
    Over in the water where the dolphins like to dive
    Lived a big mama fish and her baby fish five.
    Swim! Said the mama.
    We swim! Said the five. So they swam all day where the dolphins like to dive.