Toddler Storytime

Ages 18 months and older have enough attention span for themes to be introduced.  Themes also lend themselves to teaching the basics of kindergarden readiness topics such as learning colors and shapes.  I usually have an easy craft that reinforces what we learned or something just fun for parents to put on the refrigerator.  Below is the handout I give to the caregivers before storytime starts so they can participate.  As with baby storytime, I have my 3-ring binder beside me on the floor with the rhymes enlarged in PowerPoint so caregivers can sing along.  The 3-ring binder actually guides the storytime and helps with my memory of what to do next. 

Babies
Bees
Bugs
Boats
Colors
Counting
Dogs
Ducks and Chickens and Birds
Fall_Halloween
Fall_Leaves
Farm
Fish
Toddler Food
Frogs
Library
Lovies
Monkeys
Rain
Shapes
Snow
So Big!
Soup
Spring
Tigers
Trains
Trash_Recycling

The rhymes in PowerPoint to put on display or in a 3 -ring binder beside you:
10 Fingers on My Hand
A farmer went trotting
Animals in the Jungle
Apples and Bananas
Boing Boing Squeak
Barnyard Dance
bumble bee
Bubble Bee
Caught a fish alive
Chubby Little Snowman
Eeny, meeny, miney, mo
Down by the Station
Farmer in the Dell
Ever_been_Fishin
Farmer went trotting
Five Little Pumpkins
I can stand way up tall
Head and Shoulders
I take care of me
Itsy Bitsy Monkey
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Kiddle Collage
Peas Porridge
Raining
Rain
Sing a Song of Snowflakes
Shapes
Thumbkin
This is a Square
Tiger Pokey
Train
Warm Days
Trash pictures

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