story time

Libraries & Reading Story Time (2018)

Happy National Library Week!

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see, clap them now with me.
Wiggle your feet // Stretch your arms // Zip your lips

Book: A Library Book for Bear by Bonnie Becker; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

a library book for bear.jpg

Bear thinks the library has too many books. He has all the books he needs at home. Can Mouse convince him otherwise?

Since Bear takes home two books about rocket ships we sang the following song:

Song: Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
In 5-4-3-2-1
BLASTOFF!

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don’t) by Barbara Bottner; illustrated by Michael Emberley

miss brooks loves books.jpg

A little girl doesn’t like books as much as her (presumed school) librarian. When Book Week comes and she has to pick a costume and summarize her favorite book she panics. Will she ever find a book she likes?

Personally, I love this concept of “every book its reader.” I truly believe there is a book out there for every person on the planet. That’s what’s so amazing about them!

Flannel/Song: Bubble Bubble Pop
One little red fish swimming in the ocean,
Swimming in the ocean, swimming in the ocean.
One little red fish swimming in the ocean,
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, POP!
(Two little blue fish // Three little orange fish // All of the fish)
Source: Jbrary

I’ve never found songs or flannels I like about books/reading so I pick some of my favorites for this story time theme.

Egg ShakersShake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr

reading makes you feel good

I’m a huge fan of Todd Parr. Probably because my little one really likes his books. They’re simplistic but bright and colorful and so much fun. The kids really liked making the animal sounds on the zoo page!

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Grandpa Shark (shark mouth like daddy shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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