Sunday, November 8, 2015

B&M 11/3 & 11/5

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on November 3 & 5, 2015.

Book:
Hugs & Kisses by Roberta Grobel Intrater








Songs:


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

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


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. 


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

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



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!




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:

Everybody Knows I Love My Toes!
(By Barbara Allyn, copyright SOCAN)

Everybody knows I love my toes,
Everybody knows I love my toes.
I love my noggin, my knees,
My neck and my nose,
And everybody knows I love my toes!

Everybody knows I love my eyes.
Everybody knows I love my eyes.
I love my legs, my lips,
My neck and my nose,
And everybody knows I love my toes.

Everybody knows I love my feet.
Everybody knows I love my feet.
I love my skin, my chin,
My knees and my nose,
And everybody knows I love my toes.



Here is Baby Ready for a Nap

Here is baby ready for a nap.
I'll lay you down here in my lap.
I'll cover you up so you won't peep,
And rock you 'til you're fast asleep.


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).

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Autumn Leaves


This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on November 4, 2015.

Each Toddler Storytime includes activities that support all five of the 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).



Writing

See The Green Box below!

  Reading:

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert






When Autumn Falls by Kelli Nidey, illustrated by Susan Swan





Singing:


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

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



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!)


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

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






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?

Our Green Box activities included sidewalk chalk and the parachute.

Talking:
As children and adults arrived I invited them to pick up some of the colorful autumn leaves I had scattered on the floor.  I encouraged them to talk about the colors, shapes, and feel of the leaves.  As I read "Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert, I encouraged the adults to talk with their young ones about the wonderful illustrations they were seeing.  A variety of leaves were used to make images reminiscent of fish, birds, butterflies, cows, gourds, and more!  I love hearing parents and caregivers using rich language with their youngsters. 


Playing:

During Storytime everyone picked up a handful of leaves and used them as we danced to a beautiful piece of music called "The Trees Weep Leaves" by David Huntsinger.

Parachute Play!
The weather was nice enough to take the parachute out onto the library lawn.  We had an impromptu physics lesson which involved figuring out how low we had to hold the parachute so that the brisk autumn breeze didn't take control!




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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkins!

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on October 28, 2015.


Each Toddler Storytime includes activities that support all five of the 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).



Writing: Children used an autumn colored crayon to draw a line between numerals 1 through 5 and the same number of objects shown on the opposite column on the paper.

Reading:
Books:
The Very Busy Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri






Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzie Rockwell




Singing:

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

Hello friends.

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



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!)


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

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


Pumpkins Growing
(tune: "Are You Sleeping?")

Pumpkins growing...(echo)
On the ground...
Look at all the pumpkins...
Orange and round...

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!"
The second one said, "There's a chill in the air."
The third one said, "But we don't care!"
The fourth one said, "We're looking for some fun!"
The fifth one said, "Let's run and run and run!"
Whoooo! went the wind and...OUT went the light!
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.





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?


Talking: 
Playing:

Our enrichment activities included playing with Pumpkin Spice Play Dough, which smelled w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l! but was not edible!  We used plastic stamps to make impressions of letters in the dough.  I overheard some great conversations about going home to do some baking.  Must have been the pumpkin pie spice!!

The other activity allowed children and adults to explore the sight, smell and feel of a freshly-cut pumpkin!






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

Apples!

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on September 23, 2015.

Books:


Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington 





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!)



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?














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Each Toddler Storytime includes activities that support all 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 Storytime ~ October 20 & 22, 2015

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

Book:
Wild Animals by  DK Books








Songs:

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

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


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. 


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

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



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…roll…stretch…sway…


My Little Baby
(tune "Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah")

My little baby is _______
Cutest little baby I kno-o-o-ow
My little baby is _______
And I love you so!


Rhymes

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.

(lay baby in front of you and touch each of baby’s body parts. Additional verses can include Good morning knees…tummy…hands…cheeks…)


Tony Chestnut

Tony Chestnut (point to toe, knee, chest, head)
Knows I love you. (nose, eye, heart)
Tony knows, Tony knows. (toe, knee, nose…)
Tony Chestnut (point to toe, knee, chest, head)
Knows I love you. (nose, eye, heart)
That’s what Tony knows. (toe, knee, nose)


Our activity this week was Bean Bags!


 







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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).

Monday, October 12, 2015

Pajama Storytime ~ September 8, 2015

This Pajama Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on September 8, 2015.

Books:

The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose



Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep by Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by Debi Gliori




Simon's New Bed by Christian Trimmer, illustrated by Melissa van der Paardt




Go To Sleep Maddie by Maureen Wright, illustrated by Elizabeth Schlossberg








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).