Play: I had two bottles of paint, red and yellow. What color should I paint the sun? Of course there was a smart aleck in the audience -- she knows who she is -- who said, "Is it sunset?" and "You can paint it any color!" But I just wanted to perform my magic trick of painting a yellow sun on a big sheet of paper.
Prop: "Should I put on my brown monkey hat? Or my yellow duck hat?
Books: Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg. There were a lot of oohs and ahhs as I read this wonderful, wonderful book. Its message, reminding us to enjoy and make the most of the lucky serendipity of the moment, is one that all us parents need to hear again and again.
Prop: Which is yellow? Is this orange yellow? Is this lemon yellow?
Book: Hands are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi. This yellow book is fun for storyhour. I read it: "Hands are not for hitting!" and then slapped myself lightly on the cheek with a shocked expression. Following along in the book, we waved and ate and drank and held hands in the parking lot. A very good book for babies and a good intro to sign language as well.
Prop: Which beads should I put on? What do we think of this blue beads? No no no. How about this yellow beads? Yes yes yes.
Book: How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors board book by Jane Yolen. I don't think Maria or Lydia cared too much about how dinosaurs learn their colors.
Book: Duckie's Rainbow by Frances Barry. A megahit with the moms and the babies. I didn't realize how much movement is in this book, waddling, hurrying, paddling, etc. In combination with the gorgeous colors, this is a baby storytime fave.
|Is that a purple bucket behind Savannah? No, it's yellow!|
|They can't walk but they can accessorize.|
|Who's popping up out of the tunnel?|
|Lydia hasn't learned the rule yet: "Select your accessories and then subtract one thing."|