Monday, November 6, 2017

Toddler Storytime: My Mouth

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on October 4, 2017.

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).


Clarabella's Teeth by An Vrombaut

Lunch by Denise Fleming


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!)

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 activity this week was making applesauce !

Before Storytime I cut and cored some apples (I prefer Jonathans).  I left the skins on, which adds flavor and color!  I steamed  the apples until they were soft.  After Storytime the children had two choices for making their own applesauce: 
an applesauce cone:

or a potato masher:

Notice that beautiful pink color?  That's from the skins.  When using the cone, the skins were left in the strainer.  When using the masher, it was easy to separate the skins (which were delicious to munch on!)

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