Friday, June 12, 2015

Heartland Heroes Storytime: Medical Heroes!

The 2015 Summer Reading Program, entitled "Every Hero Has a Story", has given Michelle and me a great opportunity to highlight the wonderful work done by many men and women in our community.  We decided to call our main storytime "Heartland Heroes Storytime" as a way to honor and feature a variety of professions that might be of interest to children.  Each week we will invite two Heartland Heroes to be our guest at Storytime, where they will answer questions from the children and chat with them informally about the work they do.

We have chosen the song "Superhero" by Go Fish, as our Heartland Heroes theme song for the summer!  Here is the YouTube link to the song.

Our storytime children are ready to teach you the actions to the song:

"I'm a superhero, flying around."

"No need to worry."

 "You're safe and sound."

"Battling evil, fighting for good."

 "I'm a superhero"

"In your neighborhood!"


Superhero, Superhero!

Superhero, Superhero, turn around.
Superhero, Superhero, touch the ground.
Superhero, Superhero, put on your suit.
Superhero, Superhero, put on your boots. 
Superhero, Superhero, jump up high!
Superhero, Superhero, fly, fly, fly!

"Superhero, Superhero, turn around!"

"Superhero, Superhero, touch the ground!"


Sneeze in Your Elbow
(tune: "Up on the Housetop")

Sneeze in your elbow, 
please, please, please,
So you won't get germs on me!
Sneeze in your elbow, 
quick, quick, quick!
So nobody else gets 
sick, sick, sick!

Medical Heroes!

For our first week, we put our focus on Medical Heroes.  Our guests on June 3 & 4 were Mary Herrington, a Registered Nurse with Craig HomeCare, and Matt Hyland, a Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit at Nebraska Medicine.


Nurse Clementine by Simon James

Llama Llama Home With Mama by Anna Dewdney

Here is my post about Anna Dewdney!

Mary Herrington and Matt Hyland

Mary's young son wanted to make sure everyone was listening 
as Mary read Nurse Clementine!

Mary and Matt handed out goodies to the children after storytime!

Superhero Band-Aids for EVERYONE!

During Thursday's Storytime, Michelle demonstrated how germs can spread! After pretending to sneeze in her hands, she moved among the children, giving them high-fives. Each contact spread "germs" (green embossing glitter!) from Michelle's hands to others in the room!  Thanks for the great lesson, Michelle!

"We love everything about Heartland Heroes Storytime!"


("... except when it's over!")

Each Heartland Heroes 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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