Friday, January 26, 2018

Toddler Storytime: Cookies!

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on January 24, 2018.

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).


The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Marcellus Hall

Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington


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!

The Bakery Shop

Down around the corner
at the bakery shop,
There were ten little cookies
with sprinkles on top.
Along came (child's name), all alone.
She/he bought a cookie and went back home.

Our display board featured frosted cookies made from felt.  Each child was called up by name when it was their turn to buy a cookie and take it back home.

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?

The Green Box this week included a frosted cookie for each child.  There were also two food-related activities:

Cookie Dough Play Set:

Play Food Set:

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