Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mmmmm, Mmmmm, Good!

This outreach storytime was presented to the Belleaire Head Start classes on October 14 & 15, 2014.

Books:

"Hi, Pizza Man!" by Virginia Walter, illustrated by Ponder Goembel


Lunch by Denise Fleming


I showed this book to the students, told them what a fun book it is, then put it back in my basket, saying, "Well, I'm not going to read it to you today."  Naturally I had some very confused and disappointed children - until I told them that instead of reading the book, I was going to tell them the story, with help from my puppet, Squeaky!

Here is a photo of Squeaky:

Yes, he's an athletic sock, (but don't tell him!) 


Here are photos of the fruits and vegetables that Squeaky eats in the story:

Red Apple


Pink Watermelon


Yellow Corn


Blue Blueberries


Purple Grapes


Green Peas


Orange Carrots

I also have a white turnip, which is included in Denise Fleming's story, but after several years of getting blank stares from children who didn't know what a turnip is - (I'll admit that I have never tasted one) - I decided to take it out of my retelling.

As I tell the story, Squeaky "eats" the various foods by putting his head through a hole in each felt piece.  The children often help make a munching sound!  Here is what Squeaky looks like at the end of the story:


During my story I briefly address a couple issues of etiquette when Squeaky burps and when he starts spitting out watermelon seeds!

Here is the post in which I talk about the time I got to meet Denise Fleming!


Rhyme:


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 and jump into the air!)






Each Outreach 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.i Pizza

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Baby & Me Storytime

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on October 14 and 16, 2014.

Book:
Hugs & Kisses by Roberta Grobel Intrater








Songs:

Skinnamarink


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



Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Clap your hands together.

Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Clap your hands together.

Pat your knees...
Tap your feet...
Jump up high...
Give a hug...
Blow a kiss...
Wave hello...



Hello, Friends
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")
Hello friends.
Hello friends.
Hello friends.
We're glad you came today!







Mr. Sun

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree.

These little children are asking you,
To please come out so we can play with you.

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.




Rhymes:

Elephant Goes Like This and That


Elephant goes like this and that. (gently rock from side to side)
He's terribly big, (hold hands up high)
And terribly fat. (hold hands out wide)
He has big ears, (wiggle ears)
And he has big toes, (wiggle toes)
And goodness gracious!
What a nose! (wiggle nose)




Slowly, Slowly, Very Slowly

Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail.
(walk fingers over baby)
Slowly, slowly, very slowly up the wooden trail.

Quickly, quickly, very quickly runs the little mouse!
(run fingers over baby)    
Quickly, quickly, very quickly round about the house!



Our activity this week was Bean Bags!




























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).
This outreach storytime and singalong was presented at Bellevue Public Schools' Support Center on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Books:

Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino






Te Amo Bebe, Little One by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Maribel Suarez






Jo MacDonald Had a Garden by Mary Quattlebaum, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant




Songs:

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!  Talk with your child and think up other things that friends can do together!  Here are a few suggestions:
The more we... 
play together
dance together
read together
swim together




Skinnamarink

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

Here is a Youtube video of this song!




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.




Silly Dance Contest
written by Jim Gill

Dance any way you want to,
Dance any way you please.
Dance any way you want to,
But stop when I say, "Freeze!"

(The possibilities for additional verses are endless!)
Jump as high as you want to...
Dance as silly as you want to...
Spin as fast as you want to...
Dance as slowly as you want to...
Dance as fast as you want to...

Click here to see a video of Jim Gill performing this song with his audience!




The Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round,
'Round and 'round.
'Round and 'round.
The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round,
All through the town.

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish...
The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa...
The doors on the bus go open and shut...






Each Outreach 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, October 16, 2014

Welcome to Baby & Me Storytime 2014-2015!


Welcome to Baby & Me Storytime
at the
Bellevue Public Library!

I am pleased you have joined us for storytime.  Whether you attend every week or sporadically, I hope you will come away having enjoyed sharing stories, songs and activities with your infant! 

Maren Schmidt, a Montessori teacher and well-respected author, says “The road to reading begins at birth, not at kindergarten or first grade. Reading is being able to understand written language. Written language is based entirely on the spoken word.”  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 @ Your Library, an initiative of the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).

Unlike some Storytimes offered at our library, Baby & Me has very few rules!  I know from my own experience that babies can be very unpredictable, so I tend to just “go with the flow” and I hope you will feel comfortable in doing the same.  Also unlike other storytimes, I do not expect your infant to spend much time listening to me – I want this to be a time for you and your child to enjoy talking and cooing, playing, and singing.  My role is to lead and encourage.  So I encourage your participation and enthusiasm during storytime!  Join us in singing along on songs, reciting rhymes, doing the actions to fingerplays and other activities, and responding to the stories being read!

I invite you to visit my blog (http://StoriesRhymesAndSingalongTimes.blogspot.com) to see an overview of each week’s storytime, including the words to all our songs, poems, fingerplays and rhyming activities.

                Mrs. B. (Alice Boeckman)
             Children’s Services Librarian
                                              alice.boeckman@bellevue.net
             402-293-3158