Sunday, June 16, 2013

"I Dig Gardening"

Presented at Bellevue Public Library on June 12 & 13, 2013.

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Rah, Rah, Radishes: A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre

Jo MacDonald Had a Garden by Mary Quattlebaum, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant


We Dig Books!
(tune: "Three Blind Mice")

We dig books!
Books!  Books! Books!

We're hooked on books!
Books!  Books!  Books!

Whenever we have some time to spare,
We curl up in a comfy chair,
And read about people from here to there.

In books, books, books!
Books!  Books!  Books!


Plant a Little Seed

Dig a little hole,
(make a fist and poke a hole using the pointer finger of the other hand) 
Plant a little seed.
(pretend to place a seed in the hole)
Pour a little water,
(pretend to pour water over the seed)
Pull a little weed.
(pretend to pull a weed)

Here comes the sun,
(look up and squint)
Warms the seed below,
(look down into the hole in fist)
Up springs the seed,
(bring other hand up through hole in fist)
See it grow, grow, grow.
(fist opens up as plant grows and grows)

Open, Shut Them
(a goodbye chant)

Open, shut them,
(open hands, then close into fists)
Open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
(clap 3 times)

Open, shut them,
(open hands, then close into fists)
Open, shut them,
Lay them in your lap, lap, lap.

(pat your legs three times)

Waving, waving, waving, waving,
High up in the sky, sky, sky.

Wave to me, I'll wave to you,
Now let's all say "Goodbye, bye, bye!"

Start out s-l-o-w-l-y, then increase the speed on the second time through.  Can you go even faster when you say it for the third time?!

Library News:
Our next Reading ROCKS! Storytime will be held on June 19 & 20, 2013!

Each Reading ROCKS! 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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