Sunday, February 14, 2016

Toddler Storytime ~ Being Sick and Getting Well

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on January 20, 2016.

Each Toddler Storytime includes activities that support all or most 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).


Parents were encouraged to help their child write their name on the Green Box activity today.
Llama Llama, Home With Mama by Anna Dewdney

One Day in the Jungle by Colin West


Hello, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Hello friends.
Hello friends.
Hello friends.
We're glad you came today!

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!)

Sneeze in Your Elbow
(tune: "Up On The Housetop")

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

Goodbye, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Goodbye friends.
Goodbye friends.
Goodbye friends.
We're glad you came today!

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?

Our Green Box included colored construction paper, facial tissues, and a box of adhesive bandages.  Each paper included the following poem:  
"I've got a cold, my nose can't smell,
My eyes are red, I don't feel well. So I'll 
drink my juice and go to bed until my
nose feels better and so does my head." 
The children and parents were invited to use the tissues and bandages to make whimsical butterflies on their paper.

The Farmer's Sneeze

Farmer's nose tingles,
Farmer's nose twitches,
I think he's going to sneeze!
Ah-choo!  Ah-choo!  Ah-choo!  Ah-choo!

Pig's nose tingles,
Pig's nose twitches,
I think he's going to sneeze!
Oink-choo!  Oink-choo!  Oink-choo!  Oink-choo!

Owl: Whoo-choo!
Frog: Ribbit-choo!

Parents were encouraged to talk with their child about the various animals featured in this rhyme and predict what each animal's sneeze would sound like.


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