Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Earth!

This Power Up With Books! Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26, 2014.

In My World by Lois Ehlert

What Joe Saw by Anna Grossnickle Hines 


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!)

Mr. Sun

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree.

These little children are asking you,
To please come out so we can play with you.

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.

Body Parts

I discovered this song on Youtube and purchased it on iTunes for use during Storytime. 

Everybody has a body.
And everybody has body parts.  Body parts.

You have ten fingers.  You have ten toes.
You have two eyes and you have one nose.

You have two arms.  You have two legs.
And you have hair on top of your head. (REFRAIN)

You use your hands to pick things up,
You use your arms to give great big hugs.

You use your legs to run around.
And your feet always touch the ground.  (REFRAIN)

You use your eyes when you're  lookin'
You use your nose to smell what's cooking.

You use your ears to hear this song,
You use your mouth to sing along.   (REFRAIN)

Hey everyone!  I have an idea!
Why don't we all play a game?
Okay, here we go!

Touch your head...
Touch your toes...
Touch your arms...
Touch your nose...
Shake your head...
Wiggle your toes...
Wave your arms...
Wrinkle your nose...


Open, Shut Them

Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap!

Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Lay them in your lap, lap, lap!

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.

At the end of Storytime this week I encouraged children and parents to go outside and search for some of the many hidden treasures waiting to be found in nature.  Just as Joe did in What Joe Saw I challenged them to slow down and look for things that others might miss.  To help them in their exploration, each child received a mini magnifying glass to take home with them.

Next week's theme: Weather!

Each Power Up With Books! 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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