Monday, January 22, 2018

Toddler Storytime: Waddle We Do With Penguins?!

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on January 17, 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).


Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! by Bob Barner

If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor


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!

Rhyme/Felt Story:

Six Little Penguins

Their suits are black and their vests are white.
They waddle to the left and they waddle to the right.
They stand on the ice and they look very near,
As they waddle along on their little flat feet.

Six little penguins off an iceberg did dive.
One bumped his beak, and then there were five.

Five little penguins swam the ocean floor.
One chased a whale and then there were four.

Four little penguins spun around, wheee!
One spun away and then there were three.

Three little penguins with nothing to do.
One went fishing and then there were two.

Two little penguins having lots of fun.
One fell off and then there was one.

One little penguin, when the day was done,
Went home to sleep and then there were none.

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?

Feed the Penguins activity:
Numbered penguins on laminated cards tell us how many goldfish crackers to place on each one's belly!

Six Little Penguins rhyme:
Children and adults could recreate the rhyme used during Storytime.

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