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Share a Story: Robot Storytime


Did you miss our Robot Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a storytime you can do at home.


From Storytime

And the robot went ... by Michelle Robinson

In this cumulative and noisy tale, a group of animals assembles a robot.



     Two little robots sitting on a hill (hold up two fingers)

     One named Jack, and one named Jill (wiggle each finger)

     Beep away Jack, Boop away Jill (hide one hand, then the other behind your back)

     Beep back Jack, Boop back Jill (bring one hand out in front of you, then the other one)


FIVE NOISY ROBOTS (from Storytime Katie)

     Five noisy robots in the big toy shop,

     Shiny and tall with antennae on the top.
     Along came a girl with a penny one day.
     Bought a noisy robot and took it away.
     (continue with 4, 3, 2, 1 noisy robots)


My friend robot by Sunny Scribens

Children and their robot friend build a treehouse in a rhyme that fits the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down." Includes facts about simple machines, jobs robots do, an activity, and musical notation.

We robot-marched to "The Tempo Marches On."

We bounced the parachute to "Robot Dance," which is also a great home dance party song.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Bitty Bot by Tim McCanna

All of the bots in Botsburg are powering down for the night...but Bitty Bot isn't tired! Bitty decides to build a rocket and go on a space adventure instead of going to sleep.

Little Bot and Sparrow by Jake Parker

A picture book about a robot who befriends a sparrow and learns both about happiness and loss when his best friend must fly south for the winter.

Can you find my robot's arm? by Chihiro Takeuchi

When a robot awakens one morning to find his arm missing, he and his friend search inside and outside the house, through a garden, into an amusement park, and even a candy shop to find a suitable replacement.

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman

A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences.

Clink by Kelly DiPucchio

While newer, fancier robots are quickly purchased, Clink, an old-fashioned robot who can only make toast and music, gathers dust and feels downhearted until a young boy enters the shop looking for something special.

Doug unplugs on the farm by Dan Yaccarino

Doug the robot takes a hands-on approach to learning about farm life when the family car gets stuck in a ditch on the way to visit the grandbots.

No! [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants (Musical group)

For a slower song, try "Robot Parade."