Thursday, February 28, 2013

Toddler Storytime - TEN!

Presented at Bellevue Public Library on Thursday, February 28, 2013.


Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs by Carol Roth, illustrated by Pamela Paparone

Feast For 10 by Cathryn Falwell


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!

I Have 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.

Enrichment: I spoke briefly with the adults about playing counting games with their children.   We didn't have enough time today to sing through this song in its entirety, but I suggested using the song "Ten in the Bed" to continue our "10" theme at home.

Ten in the Bed

There were ten in the bed
And the little one said,
"Roll over! Roll over!"
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

There were nine in the bed
And the little one said.
"Roll over! Roll over!"
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

There were eight in the bed....

This is a fun counting song that can also get children actively involved in "rolling", whether it's rolling their hands (as in "The Wheels on the Bus") or lying down on the floor and actually rolling their bodies as the song dictates.  This song offers a great opportunity to have fun while helping your child learn valuable skills.  Invite your child to select 10 stuffed animals and arrange them on his bed.  As you sing the song, help him quickly roll the animals over, with the last one rolling off the bed and onto the floor.  Then stop to count the remaining animals before continuing the song. Every Child Ready to Read® advocates activities such as this which incorporate singing, counting, and imaginative play!
We also enjoyed playing with the parachute today!  It was great fun to count from one to ten and then pull the parachute up into the air.  I especially liked jumping underneath when the parachute was above us!  We'll be sure to include parachute games in the future!

We registered a new friend, Sophia, at Storytime today!  We hope you had fun and will be a regular participant at Toddler Storytime!

Library News:
Don't forget Seussathon 2013 happening on Saturday, March 2 from 9AM - 5 PM!  Come anytime and stay as long as you'd like.  There will be freebies, door prizes, food, and fun!
See my "Seussathon: Nine Years and Counting" post for more info - and pictures - of past Seussathon events!

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).

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