Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pajama Storytime ~ April 14, 2015

This Pajama Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on April 14, 2015.

Books:

Pizza at Sally's by Monica Wellington



Silly Doggy! by Adam Stower




Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin, illustrated by Scott Magoon




This Little Pirate by Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Amy Walrod



The Very Lazy Ladybug by Isobel Finn and Jack Tickle







Each Pajama Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing –were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Colors! ~ Toddler Storytime

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on April 8, 2015.

Books:


Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass, illustrated by






Magic Colors by PatrickGeorge






Songs:

Everybody Say Hello!
(tune: "London Bridge")

Everybody say hello, say hello, say hello,
Everybody say hello, hello Wesley!

(Wesley is my turtle puppet who pops out of my apron pocket whenever we sing this song.  Then he sits quietly on his rock and listens to the stories and sings along with us.  At the end of storytime he says goodbye to the children, gives them high fives, eats pretend food from their hands, blows kisses, and plays hide and seek!)



If Your Clothes Have Any Red
(tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It")

If your clothes have any red, any red,
If your clothes have any red, any red,
If your clothes have any red,
put your finger on your head,
If your clothes have any red, any red.

If your clothes have any: 
...white...then please smile with all your might...
...yellow..smile just like a happy fellow...
...green...wave your hand so you are seen...
...black...put your finger on your back...
...blue...put your finger on your shoe...
...pink...give me just a little wink...




Playtime Activities:



What's in the Green Box?
(tune: "Sally Wore a Red Dress")

What's in the green box,

The green box, the green box?
What's in the green box 
For us to play?


Foam Floor Puzzle






Bean Bags Toss





Teddy Bear Counters











Each Toddler Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing –were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).

Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®, PLA and ALSC logos are registered trademarks of the American Library Association and are used with permission.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Baby & Me ~ April 7 & 9, 2015

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on April 7 & 9, 2015.

Book:

Splash! by Roberta Grobel Intrater 









Songs:


Hello, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Hello friends.
Hello friends.
Hello friends.
We're glad you came today!



The More We Get Together

The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together the happier we'll be!
'Cause your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together the happier we'll be!

You can make up your own verses for this song!  Think up other things that friends can do together!  Here are a few suggestions:
The more we... 
play together
dance together
read together
clap together




Come Along and Sing with Me
(tune: "London Bridge")

Come along and sing with me,
Sing with me, sing with me,
Come along and sing with me,
On a (chilly) (Tuesday)/ (rainy) (Thursday).

Additional verses:
Come along and 
tap with me...
dance with me...
wave with me...


Skinnamarink

Skinnamarink-a-dink-a-dink
Skinnamarink-a-doo
I love you!
Skinnamarink-a-dink-a-dink
Skinnamarink-a-doo
I love you!

I love you in the morning
And in the afternoon.
I love you in the evening
And underneath the moon, oh,

Skinnamarink-a-dink-a-dink
Skinnamarink-a-doo
I love you!


Rhymes:

Eight Little Piggies

Two little pigs lived in a pen, 
(hold up thumbs)
Each had 4 babies and that made ten.
(show both hands)
These four babies were snowy white,
(wiggle fingers on one hand)
These four babies were black as night
(wiggle fingers on other hand)
All eight babies loved to play,
(wiggle all fingers)
And they rolled and they rolled in the mud all day!
(roll hands)


Icka Backa Soda Cracker

Icka backa soda cracker,
Icka backa boo!
Icka backa soda cracker
Up goes you!
(bounce baby side to side, then lift up on “up goes you”)

Icka backa soda cracker,
Icka backa boo!
Icka backa soda cracker
I love you!
(bounce baby side to side, then hug on “I love you”)


Our activity this week was musical instruments!



















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Each Baby & Me Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing –were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Baby & Me ~ March 31 & April 2

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on March 31 & April 2, 2015.


This was an especially fun week at Baby & Me Storytime!  Since Bellevue Public Schools was on Spring Break, we had several school-age siblings (and a couple Baby & Me "graduates"!) join us for storytime.


Book:

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak, 
illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church








Songs:
Let's Shout Hooray!
(tune: "Old McDonald Had a Farm")

At storytime we have friends today.
We're so glad let's shout hooray!

As we go around the circle the adults introduce themselves and their little ones.  After each introduction we sing this song, replacing the word "friends" with the child's name!  It's always fun to raise our hand and shout "Hooray" at the end of each verse!



London Bridge

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down
My fair lady.


Skinnamarink

Skinnamarink-a-dink-a-dink
Skinnamarink-a-doo
I love you!
Skinnamarink-a-dink-a-dink
Skinnamarink-a-doo
I love you!

I love you in the morning
And in the afternoon.
I love you in the evening
And underneath the moon, oh,

Skinnamarink-a-dink-a-dink
Skinnamarink-a-doo
I love you!


Rhymes:

Eight Little Piggies

Two little pigs lived in a pen, 
(hold up thumbs)
Each had 4 babies and that made ten.
(show both hands)
These four babies were snowy white,
(wiggle fingers on one hand)
These four babies were black as night
(wiggle fingers on other hand)
All eight babies loved to play,
(wiggle all fingers)
And they rolled and they rolled in the mud all day!
(roll hands)


Cuckoo Clock

Tick... tock... tick... tock,  ("tick, tock, tick, tock")

I’m a little cuckoo clock.  ("I’m a li...ttle cu-ckoo clock")
Tick... tock... tick...tock,  ("tick, tock, tick, tock")
Now I'm striking one o'clock.  ("Now I'm stri-king one o-clock")
CUCKOO!  ("Cu-ckoo")


Our activity this week was Jigsaw Puzzles!



























Each Baby & Me Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing –were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).