Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Papa Bear and Me Storytime

Presented at Bellevue Public Library on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.


Say Daddy by Michael Shoulders, illustrated by Teri Weidner

Baby Badger's Wonderful Night by Karen Saunders, illustrated by Dubravka Kolanovic

Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek by Minfong Ho, illustrated by Holly Meade

Bigger Than Daddy by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by Elliot Kreloff


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.

This is a quiet, reassuring song to sing, especially at night, if your child voices worries about the darkness.  Awareness of the stars shining above helped Baby Badger in the story Baby Badger's Wonderful Night.


Teddy Bear Rhyme
(Considering all the snow we have on the ground, we decided to be
 POLAR BEARS tonight!)

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, turn around.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, touch the ground.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, reach up high.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, touch the sky.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, pat your knees.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, sit down, please!

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).

Fun-at-Home Activity:
Consider checking out Michael Shoulders' story Say Daddy and reading it with your child.  You might then follow it with some reminiscing about your child's birth, homecoming, and early months.  If possible, share with your child what his first word was, what some of his other earliest words were, some funny words he mispronounced, etc.  This will help him understand the process that babies go through in learning to talk.

 I hope many of you will join us for Seussathon 2013, this Saturday, March 2.  Come anytime between 9AM and 5 PM and enjoy reading Seuss books with your family.  There'll be food, prizes, and visits from The Cat in the Hat and Buzz, our library mascot! To see photos from previous Seussathons, click here!

Tonight we were joined by Bridget Mueting who is pursuing a Master's degree in Library Science.  She is doing her practicum at BPL in preparation for graduating later this spring.  Welcome, Bridget!

Our next Papa Bear and Me Storytime will be on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7 PM!

~ Mrs. B.


  1. Oops - this is the post about Buzz. :) Lisa Dame - crossing our fingers for tickets.

    1. Very observant, Lisa! Yes, Buzz is pictured in another post, but you found the one in which he is mentioned by name! You have an additional entry in the drawing! I just wish I could give tickets to everybody! ~ Mrs. B.

  2. Amy Marsh CunninghamSeptember 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Found the name "Buzz" for additional entry for the Knuffle Bunny giveaway.

    1. That was quick! I have put your name on an additional drawing slip, Amy. Good luck!
      ~ Mrs. B.