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Share a Story: Shape Storytime

If you missed our Shape Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to get your own storytime in shape. 

From Storytime

They all saw a cat by Brendan Wenzel

In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT SHAPE THIS IS? (Tune: Mary had a little lamb)

     Do you know what shape this is, shape this is, shape this is?

     Do you know what shape this is, shout it out for me. [Triangle, Square, Circle, Star, Heart, etc.]

City shapes by Diana Murray

A young girl walks through the bustling city, while a pigeon flies above, both spotting hidden shapes at every turn.

FIVE LITTLE CIRCLES (Built on the framework of one of my favorite fingerplays):

     Five little circles sitting in a bowl (hold up 5 fingers)

     One fell out and started to... ROLL! (roll your hands)

     It bounced on the table and hit my fish!

     How many circles are left in the dish? (repeat until all the circles have rolled away)

Caspar Babypants has put together an amazing collection of inventive, simple covers of classic Beatles songs. For our parachute song today, we used "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Baby party by Rebecca O'Connell

A baby party introduces toddlers to basic shapes. Perfect for little ones who love clapping.

Invites young readers to identify shapes while helping a small girl search the fair for her pet monster.

A little girl discovers things that are round, square, and rectangular in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

Circle, square, Moose by Kelly L. Bingham

When Zebra and his enthusiastic friend Moose are asked to exit a book about shapes, Moose has other plans.

Perfect square by Michael Hall

A perfect square that's perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled, and otherwise changed, but finds in each transformation that it can be something new, and just as happy.