story time

Train Story Time (2019)

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 tap and sing hello (tap knees) //
We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave) Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Bend and Stretch
Bend and stretch, Reach for the stars,
There goes Jupiter, There goes Mars!
Bend and stretch,  Reach for the sky,
Stand on tip-e-toes, Oh so high!
Source: King County Library System

Action Rhyme: Story Time Stretch
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap,
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump,
Two little legs go jump, jump, jump,
One little body turns around,
And everyone sits quietly down. Shhhhh …

I got this rhyme from the children’s librarian where I did my practicum for grad school. 

Book: Trains Run! by George Ella Lyon and Benn Lyon; illustrations by Mick Wiggins

trains-run

New rhyming book about different kinds of trains and what they do.

Song: Down By the Station

Book/Song: The Whistle on the Train by Margaret McNamara and Richard Egielski

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Pop-up books are super fun at story time and this one was no exception. I like how there’s a song built into it (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus). This is part of our private collection and doesn’t circulate. Probably why the pop-ups still work!

Book: Terrific Trains by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

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Simple rhyming book about trains.

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Egg Shakers: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad by Old Town School of Folk Music

Book: A Train Goes Clickety-Clack by Jonathan London; illustrated by Denis Roche

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Another rhyming book about different kinds of trains.

Song: Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly,
Up and down, up and down,
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly,
Up and down, up and down.

In and out // Fast and slow // Loud and soft
Adapted from King County Library System

Closing Song: Goodbye Song (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
My fingers wave goodbye, My fingers wave goodbye,
When it’s time for me to go,  My fingers wave goodbye!

My fingers blow a kiss, My fingers blow a kiss,
When it’s time for me to go, My fingers blow a kiss!

I got this song from the children’s librarian where I did my grad school practicum.

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