Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas With the Animals!

This storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013.

Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Christmas For 10 by Cathryn Falwell 


Everybody Say Hello!
(tune: "London Bridge")

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

(Wesley is my turtle puppet who pops out of my apron pocket whenever we sing this song.  Then he sits quietly on his rock and listens to the stories and sings along with us.  At the end of storytime he says goodbye to the children, gives them high fives, eats pretend food from their hands, blows kisses, and plays hide and seek!)

Good Morning!
(tune: "Frere Jacques")

Good morning! (echo)
How are you? (echo)
I'm so glad to see you! (echo)
Wesley is too! (echo)

If You're Ready For a Story
(tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It")

If you're ready for a story, take a seat.
If you're ready for a story, take a seat.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet,
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you're ready for a story, take a seat.

Playtime Activity:

Today we played a nice long game of Christmas Bingo!  I pulled this off the internet and laminated the pieces for long-term use.  Here is the website I used, but there are many others!  Try searching "Christmas Bingo", "Children's Christmas Bingo Printables", etc. We used red and green M & M's for the markers.  Ask your child for ideas of what you could use for markers!

 Next week's theme: (More) Christmas Stories!

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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