Wednesday, October 1, 2014


This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on September 24, 2014.


What Color is Your Underwear? by Sam Lloyd

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr, illustrated by Eric Carle


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!)

If Your Clothes Have Any Red

(tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It")

If your clothes have any red, any red,
If your clothes have any red, any red,
If your clothes have any red, 
Put your finger on your head,
If your clothes have any red, any red.

Additional verses:
If your clothes have any white...then please smile with all your might!
If your clothes have any blue...put your finger on your shoe!
If your clothes have any black...put your finger on your back!
If your clothes have any like a happy fellow!
If your clothes have any green...then please wave so you are seen!
If your clothes have any pink...give me just a little wink!


Can You...?

(a felt board activity!)

Can you swim like a goldfish?
Can you fly like a bluebird?
Can you run like a red dog?
Can you jump like a green frog?
Can you walk like a white duck?
Can you hop like a brown rabbit?

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.

We always say this rhyme at least twice, increasing the speed with each repetition!

Playtime Activities:

What's in the Green Box?
(tune: "Sally Wore a Red Dress")

What's in the green box,

The green box, the green box?
What's in the green box
For us to play?

Counting M&Ms Activity Cards

Alphabet Foam Puzzle Floor Mat

Chalk Drawing on black paper.  We used the hair spray to set the colors so that they are less likely to rub off.

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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