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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Zoo Storyhour roars into Gulf Beaches!

Avery had just been to the zoo THE DAY BEFORE, so this storyhour was an excellent review.

Play: Old MacDonald had a Zoo. I sang the song, and had puppets for Old MacDonald's lion, monkey, snake and parrot. Great update for this old favorite.
Book:  Tiny Little Fly with Michael Rosen, and I had a little fly fingerpuppet. Wisdom listened avidly, so this was a pretty good choice, even though there was a little baby background roaring.
Song: After Bouncing our babies, we did NOT sing the Wheels on the Bus! Instead we read:
Book: The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort.  I love this witty take-off. It still gives babies and moms a chance to make all those great animal sounds, but it's a bit of a relief.
Song: Three Little Monkeys, swinging in the trees, teasing Mr. Crocodile.
Book: The Pop-Up Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae. This beautiful pop-up book doesn't quite grab the babies -- but then, by book 3, nothing's really grabbing the babies.
Book: Hippos Go Berserk! Note to self: make a flannel board of this. I think babies LIKE books in storyhour that their parents have read to them a million times, but a visual or a sound track is needed.
Book: Where is My Friend? by Simms Taback. This nice board book didn't really work for this group either. 
Next year:  Sing "I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor," from Peter, Paul & Mommy.

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