September 17, 2016 | strande
Did you miss our courage storytimes this week? Don't worry, here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a brave storytime you can do at home.
We sang "Silly Bird" to warm up, but Caspar Babypants has a lot of other fun songs!
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?
December 10, 2015 | ms.amelia
Did you miss our Toys storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a toy themed storytime of your own. The books with stars before the title were shared this evening. It can be a good opportunity to talk with children about sharing, losing, or forgoing toys they have outgrown as times for new toys approach, like birthdays or the holidays.
We also danced to Toy Boat by Jim Gill from his Irrational Anthem CD and found our missing teddy bear hiding under different colored circles. We used a flannel board, but you could do the same thing with pots, boxes, or pillow cases.
Little Bear, Little Bear
Where is Little Bear?
Could he be hiding under
the blue circle there?
A train-loving baby elephant is excited to go on a real train, but when the other baby animals want to play with different vehicles, he becomes upset, until he tries some of the other toys for himself. Also available as a board book.
When a small boy named Eddie goes searching for his lost teddy in the dark woods, he comes across a gigantic bear with a similar problem.
December 8, 2015 | strande
Did you miss our Bedtime storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a sleepy storytime of your own.