Sunday, February 14, 2016

Toddler Storytime: New books for January 2016!

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on January 6, 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).



Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni by Marilyn Sadler, illustrated by Lucie Crovatto

Wild Feelings by David Milgrim


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!)

Can You Make a Happy Face?
(tune: "Muffin Man")
Can you make a happy face,
A happy face, a happy face?
Can you make a happy face?
Show it to me now!

additional verses:
...angry face
...sleepy face
...sad face
...silly face

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?

Adults were encouraged to talk with their children about the meaning of the words "stubborn" and "clumsy", both found in Wild Feelings by David Milgrim. The children were also asked about their favorite pasta in preparation for reading Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni by Marilyn Sadler.  Everyone was also encouraged to learn and repeat this phrase which is spoken 4 times during the story: "No, Nonna, please!  Just macaroni and cheese!"


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