Monday, March 30, 2015

Let's Get Going!

This Transportation-themed storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on March 24, 2015.  Visiting us were students, teachers, and parents from Aldersgate Preschool.
It was also presented on March 25 at Toddler Storytime.


Go-Go Gorillas by Julia Durango, illustrated by Eleanor Taylor

The children were very helpful in chiming in on the repeating refrain of this story about 10 gorillas who are summoned to the King's villa for a very special announcement.
"Go-go, gorillas!  Gotta go, gorillas, go!

Six Hogs on a Scooter by Eileen Spinelli , illustrated by Scott Nash

"Six hogs on a scooter makes an interesting sight."

Oopsy, Teacher! by Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa

(Used for the Aldersgate Preschool Storytime)

The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

(I referred to this book during the Aldersgate Preschool Storytime but did not read it.)


The Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round,
'round and 'round,
'round and 'round.
The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round,
all through the town.

The duck on the bus goes quack, quack, quack...
The elephant on the bus goes (trumpeting sound)...
The snake on the bus goes sssss-sssss...
The rabbit on the bus says nothing at al...

Sailing to the Sea
(sung by Tom Chapin on his album "Mother Earth")

This is a delightful song to act out!  The children helped make the sounds of the wind in the sail ("whoosh!"), the bell on the buoy ("ding-ding!"), the cars on the bridge ("beep-beep!"), the train on the shore ("clickety-clack, clickety-clack!") and the ocean liner ("ooooooo")
Here are the flannel pieces we used to help us remember the order of the song:

At the end of each verse we held on to the sides of our imaginary boat as we went "gently rocking, riding, rolling, sailing to the sea."  You can check out this wonderful music CD at the Bellevue Public Library or purchase the download of the song (or the entire CD) online from the artist!

I always enjoy visits from our friends at Aldersgate Preschool.  So nice to see so many parents being active participants during Storytime!    ~ 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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