September 12, 2016 | strande
Did you miss our Pet Storytime at the Farmer's Market last week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a cuddly storytime you can do at home.
We tried a few different rhymes and songs. We sang "The Wheels on the Bus," but added noises for all the different pets on the bus (I think the Elephants on the Bus were my favorite). We also acted out this rhyme while making all the appropriate animal noises:
Can you hop like a rabbit? Can you jump like a frog?
Can you waddle like a duck? Can you wag like a dog?
Can you fly like a bird? Can you swim like a fish?
Can you sit back down and be still like this?
A boy is excluded from joining his friends' pet club because of his unusual pet.
"At the pet show, there are so many different types of pets! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas--and many, many more--this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes"--.
Lift-up flaps transform common pets into unique alternatives, including a cat that becomes an elephant, a puppy that becomes a penguin, and a poodle that becomes a bear.
A story about the perils of mythological pet ownership finds Sam, initially unimpressed by her humble pet hamster, considering an array of exciting, fantastical pets that would ultimately prove to be rather troublesome.
More Songs and Stories to Enjoy
When Nick decides to teach his cats to read, Verne is very much interested, especially in books about mice and fish, but Stevenson wants nothing to do with the project--or does he?.
The child of two scientists sets out to do research into what sort of an animal would make the best pet and reaches a surprising conclusion.
A group of animals is terrified at the prospect of being sat upon by the imposing Fat Cat, until the mouse comes up with a solution that satisfies everyone.