Thursday, March 7, 2013

Toddler Storytime - Trucks!

Presented at Bellevue Public Library on Thursday, March 7, 2013.


Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Help Mr. Gilly pick up all the trash in Trashy Town!  As he goes from place to place you can help him by repeating this rhyme: "Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the Trashy Town!" 

Trucks Roll! by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Craig Frazier


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.

Today's ECRR Activity Highlight: PLAYING!

It's fun to play Red Light/Green Light, especially when you imagine yourself behind the wheel of your favorite truck!  Today our Storytime children climbed aboard their dump trucks, earth movers, and firetrucks as we played this fun game. While being a great way to run off some energy, it is also an entertaining way to help children with their listening skills and/or reading skills.  You can play this at home using your voice to call out "Red light!" and "Green light!" or you can say "Stop!" and "Go!"  You could also draw simple stoplights or "stop" and "go" signs by hand or use images from a Google search.  To further your child's experience, consider "revisiting" Storytime with your child by asking him if he remembers the game we played today.  What two signs did Mrs. B have?  What colors were the signs?  What kind of truck did he drive while we played Red Light/Green Light?

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

Our next Toddler Storytime will be Thursday, March 21, 2013!

No Toddler Storytime next week.  I hope you can join us on Wednesday, March 13 as Brian Henning from the Urban Prairie Puppet Company presents "Little Red Riding Hood" at 10:30 AM.  The show is free and open to everyone!

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.

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