Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas With the Animals

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Bear's Christmas Star by Mireille D'Allance

Jingle-Jingle by Nicola Smee

The children helped me tell this story, by adding the sound effects!  Children chose to play either jingle bells or wood blacks to recreate the sounds of the horses jangling, clip-clopping hooves.


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:
We took advantage of the season to play another round of Christmas Bingo!
Here are some photos:

Our next Toddler Storytime will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, when I will be sharing some of my favorite New Books that have recently been added to the library's collection.

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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