Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Preschool Storytime: New Books for September!

This Preschool Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on September 12, 2018.

Each Preschool 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).


Little Mouse's Big Breakfast by Christine Pym

There's a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott

I also book talked 2 other picture books that have just been added to the library's collection:

My Tail's NOT Tired! by Jana Novotny Hunter, illustrated by Paula Bowles

One Little Monster: A Frightfully Funny Counting Book by Mark Gonyea


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!)

If Your Clothes Have Any Red
(tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It")

If your clothes have any red, any red,
If your clothes have any red, any red,
If your clothes have any red, 
Put your finger on your head,
If your clothes have any red, any red.

Additional verses:
If your clothes have any white...then please smile with all your might!
If your clothes have any blue...put your finger on your shoe!
If your clothes have any black...put your finger on your back!
If your clothes have any like a happy fellow!
If your clothes have any green...then please wave so you are seen!
If your clothes have any pink...give me just a little wink!

The Silly Dance Contest

(Here is a video of Jim Gill performing his song!)

Dance any way you want to,
Dance any way you please.
Dance any way you want to,
But stop when I say "FREEZE!"

Dance as silly as you want to...
Dance as slowly as you want to...
Dance as fast as you want to...

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's green box held Mega Bloks!

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