Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Papa Bear &

This Papa Bear & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Books:

I decided to change things up a bit tonight.  Instead of focusing on books that feature a strong male character or some kind of bear, I chose titles from our newly arrived book order. There are so many great titles that I couldn't resist sharing a few of them!

Don't Turn the Page by Rachelle Burk, illustrated by Julie Downing




Daytime Nighttime by William Low




Meet the Parents by Peter Bently, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie







Each Papa Bear & 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).

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Baby & Me Storytime ~ January 27 & 29, 2015

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on January 27, 2015.

Book:
Rain, Rain, Go Away! by Caroline Jayne Church




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

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


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!


Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands

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


Hands Up High
(tune: "London Bridge")

First we wave our hands up high,
Hands up high, hands up high.
First we wave our hands up high,
Then we clap them!

Then we shake our hands down low,
Hands down low, hands down low.
Then we shake our hands down low,
Then we hide them!


Rhymes:

Slowly, Slowly

Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly up the wooden trail.

Quickly, quickly, very quickly runs the little mouse.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly 'round about the house! 



Pudding on the Plate

Pudding on the plate,
Pudding on the plate,
Wibble wobble,
Wibble wobble,
Pudding on the plate.
(Sway gently from side to side as your child enjoys the ride!)

Candies in the jar,
Candies in the jar,
Shake them up,
Shake them up,
Candies in the jar.
(Bounce gently with your child in your lap!)

Candles on the cake,
Candles on the cake.
Blow them out,
Blow them out,
Candles on the cake.
(Gently blow toward your child's face each time you say "cake"!)

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).

Toddler Storytime ~ January 14, 2015

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on January 14, 2015.

Books:
Puffins Climb, Penguins Rhyme by Bruce McMillan






If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor





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!)



I'm a Little Penguin 


I'm a little penguin, black and white.
Stout and fluffy, what a sight!

I can't fly but I love to swim.
So I'll waddle to the water and dive right in!



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?

Feed the Penguin:
Numbered penguins on laminated cards tell us how many goldfish crackers to place on each one's belly!

Flannel Stories: 
"Five Little Penguins"

Penguin Tattoos were handed out to those who wanted them!







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.

Baby & Me Jan 20 & 22

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on January 20 & 22, 2015

Book:
I Love You Through and Through/ Te Quiero, Yo Te Quiero 
by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church





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

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


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!



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.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star



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...


Rhymes:

Jelly on My Head

Jelly on my head,
Jelly on my toes.
Jelly on my shirt and
Jelly on my toes.

Laughin' and a-lickin'
Havin' me a time,
Jelly on my belly
But I like it fine!


Good Morning, Toes!

Good morning, toes!
Good morning, toes!
And how are you today?
I trust you had a good night's sleep,
And now you're ready to play!

This is a great wake-up chant to enjoy with your baby as he/she is getting diapered and dressed in the morning!  Your baby will love the rhyming words and the wonderful beat of this chant.
Enjoy introducing your young one to different body parts, such as knees, hips, ribs, shoulders, chin, etc.



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).

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Soupremes Seek to Raise Funds for the Children's Department

Have you heard the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT?

Everyone's favorite pop group, The Soupremes, have come out of retirement for a special limited engagement!  Prior to providing the halftime entertainment during this year's Super Bowl, the ladies will be stopping in Bellevue for this weekend's Souper Sunday event!  They will be entering their famous Chicken Enchilada Soup in the competition which will benefit Bellevue's Police and Fire Departments.  Come out to enjoy some delicious soups, chat with friends, neighbors, and City officials, enter your bids in the Silent Auction, vote for your favorite soup (perhaps the Chicken Enchilada Soup???) and get your picture taken with The Supremes!  The ladies have pledged any prize money they receive to the Bellevue Library Foundation for use in purchasing books and other materials for the Children's Department!   
Click here for all the details!





Thursday, January 22, 2015

Outreach Storytime ~ January 2015

This outreach storytime was presented at:
Belleaire Elem. Head Start on January 13 & 14, 2015
Fort Crook Elem. on January 20, 2015
Golden Hills Elem. Head Start on January 26, 2015



Books:

Penguins by Liz Pichon




If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor




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!)



I'm a Little Penguin

(tune: "I'm a Little Teapot") 

I'm a little penguin, black and white.
Stout and fluffy, what a sight!

I can't fly but I love to swim.
So I'll waddle to the water and dive right in!





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).



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Being Sick and Getting Well! ~ 1/21/15

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on January 21, 2015.

Books:


Llama Llama Home With Mama by Anna Dewdney

Read more about my close encounter with Anna Dewdney here






How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague





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!)



Sneeze in Your Elbow

(tune: "Up On The Housetop")

Sneeze in your elbow, please, please, please,
So you won't get germs on me!
Sneeze in your elbow, quick, quick, quick,
So nobody else gets sick, sick, sick!

A special Thank You to the students and teachers at Welcome School for introducing me to this fun song!



Rhymes:
 

Sneeze!
(Adapted from a rhyme found on storytimekatie.com)

This chant was a great opportunity to feature some of our hand puppets!

                                               Farmer's nose twitches,      
Farmer's nose tingles.
Farmer's nose itches,
I think she's going to sneeze!

Ah-choo!  Ah-choo!  Ah-choo!
Ah-choo!  Ah-choo!  Ah-choo!​













Cow's nose twitches,                                    
Cow's nose tingles.
Cow's nose itches,
I think she's going to sneeze!

Moo-choo!  Moo-choo!  Moo-choo!
Moo-choo!  Moo-choo!  Moo-choo!





Pig's nose twitches,                                    
Pig's nose tingles.

Pig's nose itches,
I think he's going to sneeze!

Oink-choo!  Oink-choo!  Oink-choo!
Oink-choo!  Oink-choo!  Oink-choo!






      
Dog's nose twitches,
Dog's nose tingles.

Dog's nose itches,
I think he's going to sneeze!

Rrruff-choo!  Rrruff-choo!  Rrruff-choo!
Rrruff-choo!  Rrruff-choo!  Rrruff-choo!





Frog's nose twitches,
Frog's nose tingles.

Frog's nose itches,
I think he's going to sneeze!

Ribbit-choo!  Ribbit-choo!  Ribbit-choo!
Ribbit-choo!  Ribbit-choo!  Ribbit-choo!




                
Owl's beak twitches,
Owl's nose tingles.

Owl's nose itches,
I think he's going to sneeze!

Hooo-choo!  Hooo-choo!  Hooo-choo!
Hooo-choo!  Hooo-choo!  Hooo-choo!





Open, Shut Them!

Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap!

Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Lay them in your lap, lap, lap!

Waving, waving, waving, waving,
High up in the sky, sky, sky.
Wave to me...I'll wave to you.
Now let's all say goodbye, bye, bye.

We always say this rhyme at least twice, increasing the speed with each repetition!

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?


Get Well Card or Picture:





Food Pyramid Pocket Chart:




"Spreading Germs" activity:

My thanks to Parents.com for providing this great idea!




I sprinkled a liberal amount of glitter (I used very fine embossing glitter) on my palm and then rubbed my hands together.  I pretended to sneeze or cough into my hands, then went around giving high fives or touching the children's hands or arms. The children noticed right away that there was glitter on their skin! Some parents also joined in, asking their children for a high five, which spread the glitter even further!  I explained that, if we pretend that the glitter represents germs, we can see how germs can be spread from one person to another.  I was quick to mention that, of course, glitter is not a germ and that we can't get sick from glitter.  The toddlers appeared to understand the concept that, even though we can't see them, we can spread illness-causing germs just as easily as we spread glitter.  This further reinforced the "Sneeze In Your Elbow" song we shared earlier in Storytime.







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.