Thursday, December 21, 2017

Toddler Storytime: Christmas With the Animals

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on December 20, 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).


Jingle-Jingle by Nicola Smee

Bear's Christmas Star by Mireille D'Allance


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!)

Jingle Bells

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh! (repeat)

Dashing through the snow 
in a one-horse open sleight,
O'er the fields we go,
laughing bobtail ring,
making spirits bright.
What fun it is to ride and sing 
a sleighing song tonight!

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 today?

Today we played with stamps and ink pads!  Children used this counting graph to stamp designs representing the numbers 1 through 5.  We also used the stamps to create designs on our coloring tables, which are covered with butcher paper and just waiting for little hands to draw, stamp and create!

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