Thursday, January 10, 2013

Toddler Storytime - New Books for January!

Presented at Bellevue Public Library on Thursday, January 10, 2013.


The Reader by Amy Hest, illustrated by Lauren Castillo

Mice by Rose Fyleman, illustrated by Lois Ehlert

There Was a Tree by Rachel Isadora


Storytime Has Ended
(tune: "Did You Ever See a Lassie?")

Storytime has ended, has ended, has ended.
Storytime has ended 'til we meet again.

(Children wave to each other as we continue)
'Til we meet, 'til we meet, 'til we meet, 'til we meet.
Storytime has ended 'til we meet again.


Our Hands Say Hello!
Our hands say hello with a clap, clap, clap.
Our feet say hello with a tap, tap, tap.
Clap, clap, clap,
Tap, tap, tap.
Turn around and take a bow.
Sit right down. It's Storytime now!

Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things.
Would you like to see?

I can put them up high,
I can put them down low.
I can make them hide,
And I can fold them so.

I Clap My Hands
I clap my hands,
I touch my feet,
I jump up from the ground.

I clap my hands,
I touch my feet,
And turn myself around.

I clap my hands,
I touch my feet,
I sit myself right down.

I clap my hands,
I touch my feet,
I do not make a sound.

It was good to get back to our regular routine again after the Christmas break  It was also nice to have several new friends join us today! 

I spoke briefly with the adults this morning about the importance of exposing their children to the rich vocabulary of our language.  Every Child Ready to Read® encourages parents and educators to introduce a wide variety of words to their children.  This practice will aid children significantly when they start learning to read.  The book I read today by Rose Fyleman ("Mice") contains many labeled illustrations that can lead to some fun conversations with your child.  The book shows and labels such diverse objects as a paper punch, mirror, lipstick, dental floss, mango, rolling pin, popcorn ball, and geranium plant. The more words your child knows, the better his ability to recognize them in written form once he begins sounding out words.

Upcoming themes:
January 17:  "Bears!"  Children are invited to bring a stuffed bear to Storytime if they'd like!

January 24: "Blue!"  Children are invited to wear something blue to Storytime if they'd like.

January 31: "Being Sick & Getting Better!"  Nurse Monica will visit Storytime and talk about germs and staying well.  She'll even help us listen to our own heartbeat!

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