Wednesday, November 20, 2013


These outreach storytimes were presented at Golden Hills Head Start classes on Monday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

Turkeys by Hollie Endres

Albuquerque Turkey adapted by B.G. Ford, illustrated by Lucinda McQueen


Everybody Say Hello
(tune: "London Bridge")

Everybody say hello,
Say hello, say hello.
Everybody say hello,
Hello Wesley!

This is the song I always sing to let my puppet friend, Wesley, know that it's time for Storytime!  The children seem pick up the tune and the words very quickly!  Here is a recent photo of Wesley, for those of you who have not yet met him:

Silly Dance Contest
written by Jim Gill

Dance any way you want to,
Dance any way you please.
Dance any way you want to,
But stop when I say, "Freeze!"

(The possibilities for additional verses are endless!)
Jump as high as you want to...
Dance as silly as you want to...
Spin as fast as you want to...
Dance as slowly as you want to...
Dance as fast as you want to...

Click here to see a video of Jim Gill performing this song with his audience!

I enjoyed seeing all the bright, smiling faces at Miss Jenny's and Miss Amy's classrooms this week!  They are great listeners, great singers and terrific dancers!
I look forward to visiting their classroom again next month!
  ~ Mrs. B.

Each Outreach 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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