September 18, 2017 | strande
In case you missed our sharing storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras for sharing your own storytime at home.
Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and that chair just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear but nothing works and poor Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. Has he learned to share or not?
Five in the Bed
There were five in the bed and the little one said:
"Roll Over! Roll Over!
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were four in the bed and the little one said... (continue until there's only one left).
There was one in the bed and the little one said, "Good Night!"
Four chairs. Four adorable bears. All is well until Big Brown Bear shows up -- what a stare -- and wants a seat. Can these clever bears put their heads together (among other things) and make space for one more?.
It's So Much Fun to Share (Tune: The Farmer in the Dell) from Pasadena Library
It's so much fun to share, it's so much fun to share
I have a [hat] I'll share with a [cat]
It's so much fun to share!
(repeat with more rhyming pairs: box/fox, log/frog, boat/goat, pail/whale, wig/pig, chair/bear)
A celebration of the many ways children interact with books, and a reminder of how fun it is to share one.
We listened to the Sharing Song while picking up our parachute puffballs today, but the whole soundtrack is worth a listen.
More Songs and Stories to Enjoy
Two friends, Redd and Bllo argue over the possession of one special book with a green cover, hard cover, a nice spine, and pages turn from right to left--but unite when Bookworm walks off with it.
Two turtles find a hat that looks good on both of them, but, with fairness in mind, they decide to leave it be, until night falls and one of the turtles changes its mind.
Dog believes he has everything he needs to be happy before befriending Mouse, who helps him discover that his big blue suitcase is ideal for sharing.
Ruby is building with her red blocks, while Benji is using his blue blocks, but when Benji decides he wants to use a red block, Ruby isn't ready to share and a messy tussle follows.
Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep--a hat--cheers him and he sets out to greet his neighbors who all, it seems, need hats of their own.
Friends Bear & Hare learn that sharing is better than being selfish.
Colorful illustrations and brief text show how two monkeys learn to share when there is only one banana between them.
A bird tries to keep his spot all to himself only to discover that spot is not so safe.
Colorful illustrations demonstrate how children can share the joy they experience in fun activities through such actions as a hug, a smile, or a laugh.
Can the small denizens of the playground find a way to share the space with everyone?
Red Knit Cap Girl and her animal friends create a library inside a mighty oak tree, where they can read and exchange books.
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
The "Mine" Books
Blieka has a favourite toy, and doesn't want to share. A charming tale about friendship and sharing.
When Little Squirrel discovers a beautiful snowflake, he wants to keep it to himself, but he soon finds out how lonely he is without his siblings to share his treasure.
Reluctant to share, Amy confronts a dilemma when baby Joe and twins Zak and Jack want to play with her blankie, bear, bunny, and bird.
The greedy Mino-o-saur learns the hard way that he needs to share the toys in order to make friends.
Two mice argue with increasing heat over their mutual border, until someone bigger intervenes.
Two fuzzy animals have a silly argument about a chair that ends with a surprise.