Friday, July 3, 2015

Baby & Me Storytime ~ June 24 & 25, 2015

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on June 24 & 25, 2015.

Book:
Where is Baby's Yummy Tummy? by Karen Katz











Songs:


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

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


I Can Make My Hands Go Clap
(tune: “Muffin Man”)

I can make my hands go clap,
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.
I can make my hands go clap.
They're a part of me!

Additional verses: 
I can make my:
...feet go tap...
...eyes go blink...
...arms go hug...
...hands go wave...
...lips go kiss...

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are.

Whenever you sing this song (or any other classic children's song!) to your child, remember that he or she is just starting to learn and enjoy it!  Give your child the added dimension of a tactile experience as you sing or play music.  You might enjoy rocking your child in rhythm with the song, patting your hand on Baby's back or chest, helping your child to do "bicycle legs" in the air as you sing, let your child experience "up and down" or "side to side" movement while he/she listens to the music, etc.


Our activity this week was Hand Puppets!











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).

Baby & Me Storytime ~ July 1 & 2, 2015

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on July 1 & 2, 2015.

Book:
Peek-a-Boo! by Karen Katz






Songs:

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

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



Wave Your Bells in the Air!
(tune: "If You're Happy and Your Know It")

Wave your bells in the air, in the air,
Wave your bells in the air, in the air.
Wave your bells in the air and
Wave then way up there!
Wave your bells in the air, in the air.

Shake your bells up and down, up and down.
Shake your bells up and down, up and down.
Shake your bells up and down, oh,
Shake then all around.
Shake your bells in the air, in the air.

Rhymes:

Kissy, Kissy Fingers
Kissy, kissy fingers, kissy, kissy toes.
Kissy, kissy baby, on your kissy, kissy nose.

I love to kiss your fingers, I love to kiss your toes.

I love to kiss you baby, on your kissy, kissy nose!


Our activity this week was Musical Instruments!











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).

Monday, June 22, 2015

S.M.A.S.H.! ~ June 16, 2015

The first of three S.M.A.S.H. events was held at the library on Tuesday, June 16 from 3:00-4:30 PM.
"So...what is S.M.A.S.H.?" 

S.M.A.S.H. stands for: S.ecret
M.eeting of
A.ll
S.uper
H.eroes!

We required pre-registration for this event so as to limit the group size and make the event more enjoyable for everyone.  This first event drew about 15 children ranging in age from 5 to 11.  Since it was Michelle's first experience with S.M.A.S.H. events, it was probably best that we had a less-than-capacity crowd!  We worked out a few kinks, made some mental notes, and feel ready for the other two events, planned for Thurs., June 25 and Tues., June 30.



 "Make Your Own Superhero Mask" Station

Cryptonite Toss Game


 Prizes!





 "Flash Dash Obstacle Course!
video


"Hero Costume" Station







 "Make Your Own Superhero Cuffs" Station


 "Superhero Coloring" Station

video


"Superhero Refueling" Station!




 "Superhero Photo Op" Station





 "Test Your X-Ray Vision" Station

 "Batman Bowling" Station

video















Superhero Stories!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Baby & Me Storytime ~ June 17 & 18, 2015

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on June 17 & 18, 2015.

Book:
Hugs & Kisses by Roberta Grobel Intrater





Songs:

Let's Shout Hooray!
(tune: “Old McDonald”)

At storytime we have (child's nametoday.
We're so glad, let's shout hooray!


Come Along and Sing With Me
(tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Come along and sing with me,
Sing with me, sing with me.
Come along and sing with me,
On a sunny (windy, rainy, snowy) Tuesday (Wednesday, etc.)
Additional verses:

Clap…jump…sway…hug...


You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.

You make me happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away!


Rhymes:

Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up,
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side,
Dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy,
And put them all to bed.



POPCORN!

Pop! Pop! Pop!
(clap in rhythm each time you say "pop")
Pour the corn into the pot.
(rub palms of hands together briskly)
Pop! Pop! Pop!
(clap in rhythm each time you say "pop")
Take and shake it 'til it's hot.
(rub palms of hands together)
Pop! Pop! Pop!
(clap in rhythm each time you say "pop")
Lift the lid.  What have you got?
(rub palms of hands together)
Pop... pop... pop...
(clap in rhythm each time you say "pop")
POPCORN!
(raise arms or lift baby gently into the air!)


Our activity this week was Jigsaw Puzzles!









"At Storytime we have friends today... 


We're so glad, let's shout, Hooray!"




 











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).