Library Toddler Storytime

 Library (Parent Handout)

Bruss, Deborah Book! Book! Book!
Hill, Eric Spot Goes to the Library
Kimmel, Eric I Took My Frog to the Library
McQuinn, Anna Lola at the Library
RHYMES:  
Five Little Books

 

Five little books at the library,

Five little books as great as can be.

Along comes (name) with her/his library card

To take one home and read.

http://storytimewithmissmollie.blogspot.com/2011/06/flannel-friday.html

 

Hold up five fingers to start.

Continue down to zero.

SONGS:  
Read, Read, Read a Book

 

Read, read, read a book,

Travel anywhere,

Worldwide, you decide,

A book will take you there.

Read, read, read a book,

Beginning to the end,

What a way to spend the day,

A book’s a special friend!

Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

 

http://www.hcpl.net/cgi-bin/ebranch/story_time/theme.pl?id=493

 

 

CRAFTS:  
library bookmarkBookmark http://storytimekatie.com/2010/09/24/library-storytime/

 

Use image and print on card stock for kids to color. Hole punch a hole at top and tie a ribbon in.

BOOKS FOR DISPLAY:  
Hopkins, Jackie Goldie Socks and the Three Librarians
Lies, Brian Bats at the Library
Shea, Bob Dinosaur Vs. The Library
Schoenherr, Ian Read It, Don’t Eat It

 

Dogs Toddler Storytime

 Dogs  (Parent Handout)

Ehlert, Lois RRRalph
Kirk, Katie Eli, No!
Raschka, Chris A Ball for Daisy
Shannon, David Good Boy, Fergus!
RHYMES:  
BINGO

There was a farmer had a dog,

and Bingo was his name-o.

B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O

and Bingo was his name-o.

http://blogs.jocolibrary.org/corinthstorytime/2011/11/01/doggie-preschool-storytime/

 

SONGS:  
Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

Where, oh where has my little dog gone?
Oh, where oh where can he be?
With his tail cut short and his hear cut long,
Oh, where oh where can he be?

http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/storytime/dogs/

 

CRAFTS:  
Dog Biscuit http://www.perrypubliclibrary.org/webfm_send/129

 

Cut 2 ear shapes out of felt. Glue them onto the dog biscuit. Glue on wiggle eyes. Place 2 small (1/4 to 1/2 inch) pom-poms side by side just below the eyes. Glue on a red seed bead for the nose. Glue 4 medium pom-poms on to be the feet of the dog (figure 3). Some optional finishing touches: add a collar and tag using scrap felt, ribbon, or beads and glue a magnet strip to the back. Note: by first painting the biscuit with shellac, a thin layer of glue, or other varnish may help keep the biscuit from crumbling and may help the completed magnet last longer.

BOOKS FOR DISPLAY:  
Alborough, Jez Some dogs do
Bailey, Linda Stanley at sea
Gormley, Greg Dog in boots
Gravett, Emily Dogs
Ruelle, Karen Gray Bark park
Wahman, Wendy Don’t lick the dog : making friends

 

Boats Toddler Storytime

 Boats   (Handout for Parents)

Allen, Pamela Who Sank the Boat?
Crews, Donald Sail Away
Litowinsky, Olga Boats for Bedtime
Shaw, Nancy Sheep on a Ship
RHYMES:  
Sailor went to sea

A sailor went to sea sea sea

To see what he could see see see

But all that he could see see see

Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea

http://storyshare.wikispot.org/Boats_Storytime

 

Clap hands to rhythm

SONGS:  
Row Row Row Your Boat  (Rock Rock Rock your boat)

 

Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily,merrily,merrily

Life is but a dream.

 

Rock Rock Rock your boat

Rock it to and fro.

Watch out! Give a shout!

Into the water you go.

 

Row, row, row your boat

Down the jungle stream.

If you see a crocodile

Don’t forget to scream!

 

Row, row, row your boat

Underneath the stream

Ha-ha, fooled you!

You’re a submarine

http://bplpicturebooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/toddler-storytime-for-boats-and-ships.html

 

CRAFTS:  
0191http://sunflowerstorytime.com/2011/03/25/boats/

 

http://allcoloring.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/boat.jpg

 

BOOKS FOR DISPLAY:  
Burningham, John Mr. Gumpy’s Outing
Kubler, Annie Row Row Row Your Boat
McMullan, Kate & Jim I’m Mighty
McPhail, David The Puddle
Segal, John Alistair and Kip’s Great Adventure

 

Bugs Toddler Storytime

Bugs  (Handout for Parent)

Barner, Bob Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Horacek, Peter Butterfly, Butterfly
Sturges, Philemon I love bugs!
RHYMES:  
Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy, bitsy spider, climbed up the water spout.

Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,

So the itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again.

 

 

Do the hand motions…..

SONGS:  
The Ants Came Marching

The ants came marching one by one, Hurrah! Hurrah!

The ants came marching one by one, Hurrah! Hurrah!

The ants came marching one by one

The little one stopped to suck his thumb.

They all go marching down around the town.

Boom, Boom, Boom.

 

The ants came marching two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah!

The ants came marching two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah!

The ants came marching two by two

The little one stopped to tie his shoe.

They all go marching down around the town.

Boom, Boom, Boom.

 

 

Other Verses:

The ants came marching three by three…

The little one stopped to climb a tree.

 

The ants came marching four by four….

The little one stopped to shut the door….

 

The ants came marching five by five…

The little one stopped to take a dive…

 

The ants came marching six by six….

The little one stopped to pick up sticks….

 

The ants came marching seven by seven….

The little one stopped to say ‘my heaven’…

 

The ants came marching eight by eight…

The little one stopped to shut the gate…

 

The ants came marching nine by nine…

The little one stopped to scratch his spine…

 

The ants came marching ten by ten

The little one stopped to say THE END!

 

CRAFTS:  
Bug Picture Matching http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/worksheets/bugs/bug-worksheet-matching-pictures.pdf

 

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Lady Bug tissue paper craft:  http://www.learning4kids.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Printable-Lady-Bug-Template-1.pdf

 http://www.learning4kids.net/2012/06/03/learning-colours-red/

BOOKS FOR DISPLAY:  
Brown, Margaret Wise I like bugs
Donaldson, Julia What the ladybug heard
Fleming, Denise Beetle bop
Thomas, Jan Can you make a scary face?
Wolkstein, Diane Step by step

 

Bees Toddler Storytime

Bees  (Handout for Parents) 

Brown, Margaret Wise Bumble bee
Barton, Byron Buzz, Buzz, Buzz
Coughlan, Cheryl Bumble bees
Wong, Janet S. Buzz
RHYMES:  
Here is the Beehive

 

Here is the beehive

But where are all the bees?

Hiding away where nobody sees.

 

Here they are creeping

Out of their hive,

One and two and three, four, five.

Bzzzzzzzz… all fly away!

http://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/bumblebee/song2.htm

 

hold up fist

move other hand around fist

bend head close to fist

 

 

 

hold fingers up one at a time

wave fingers

SONGS:  
bumble bee

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,

Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,

 I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,

Ouch! It stung me!

 I’m squishing up the baby bumblebee,

Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,

 I’m squishing up a baby bumblebee,

Ooh! It’s yucky!

 I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,

Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,

 I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,

Now my mommy won’t be mad at me!

 

 

Cup hands together as if holding bee

 

Shake hands as if just stung

  ‘Squish’ bee between palms of hands

 

Open up hands to look at ‘mess’

  

Wipe hands off on shirt

 

 

Hold hands up to show they are clean

CRAFTS:  
0f9b2dfb-b473-4a6e-9170-49478de48581_zpsdfbcd3d3http://storytimewithmissmollie.blogspot.com/2013/11/storytime-bees.html

 

letterb41http://ourcraftsnthings.com/category/letter-b/

 http://cospick.com/alphabet-letter-b-coloring-pages-2/alphabet-letter-b-coloring-pages-3/

 

BOOKS FOR DISPLAY:  
Allen, Judy Are you a bee?
Brennan-Nelson, Denise Buzzy the bumblebee
Formento, Alison These bees count!
West, Colin “Buzz, buzz, buzz,” went Bumblebee

 

Activity to do at home:  Bubble Bee

 

 

DIY–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
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

Monkey Toddler Storytime

Monkeys   (handout for parents)

Ahlberg, Allan Monkey Do!
Bynum, Janie Kiki’s Blankie
Fox, Mem Two Little Monkeys
Slack, Michael Monkey Truck
RHYMES:  
Itsy Bitsy Monkey

(to the tune of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”)

The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree

Down came a coconut & hit him on his knee-OWWW

Out came a lion a shakin his mighty mane—ANNND—

The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree.

http://dentonlibrary.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/oh-no-songsheet-north.pdf

(Pretend to be climbing up a tree)

(Make a fist & hit knee)

(Frame face with hands to look like a lion & shake head)

(Pretend to be climbing up a tree)

SONGS:  
 Animals in the Jungle

(tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh,

The monkeys in the jungle say ooh, ooh, ooh, all day long.

The parrots in the jungle say squawk …..

The tigers in the jungle say grrr,….

 

http://dentonlibrary.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/oh-no-songsheet-north.pdf

 

Five Little Monkeys Swingin’ in a Tree

Five little monkeys swingin’ in the tree,  teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me!

Along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be …. and snapped that monkey outta that tree!

 No more monkeys swinging in the tree!

 

 
 Put up 5 fingers
Put thumbs in ears and wiggle hands as if to tease

 

 Put palms together and make a snake like movement


Open palms like a mouth and snap the shut
Repeat rhyme moving down the numbers until there are no more

 Put hands up like “Uh oh, no more” and act suprised

CRAFTS:  
 monkey-craft https://reliefteachingideas.wordpress.com/tag/monkey-craft/

 

Monkey Math Problems

 

http://www.wiseowlfactory.com/BookaDay/PDFs/2012/07/free-5-little-monkeys-swinging-from-the-trees.pdf
BOOKS FOR DISPLAY:  
Alborough, Jez Hug
Aylesworth, Jim Naughty little monkeys
Barnett, Mac Count the monkeys
Christelow, Eileen Five Little Monkey Jumping On the Bed
Gravett, Emily Monkey and Me

Snow Toddler Storytime

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Snow (Handout)

Henkes, Kevin Oh!                              
Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day
Shulevitz, Uri Snow
Siddals, Mary McKenna Millions of Snowflakes
Stoeke, Janet Morgan A Hat for Minerva Louise
Stojic, Manya Snow
RHYMES:  
Chubby Little Snowman

A chubby little snowman had a carrot nose.

Along came a bunny and what do you suppose?

That hungry little bunny, looking for his lunch

Ate that little snowman’s nose, nibble nibble crunch!

 

 

Point to nose.

Hold up two fingers to make a bunny.

 

Pretend to grab nose.

 

SONGS:  
Sing a Song of Snowflakes

Sing a song of snowflakes,
White and soft and cool;
Four and twenty children
Running home from school.
Hear their laughter ringing
As they shout and play;
What jolly fun they’re having
On this snowy winter day!

Sing a song of snowflakes,
Rosy cheeks and chins;
With the snowballs flying,
Playful war begins.
See them dodge and duck as
They quickly run away;
What jolly fun they’re having
On this snowy winter day!

Following the leader,
On and on they run;
Plunging through the snowdrifts,
Falling down in fun.
Making snowy angels
All along the way;
What jolly fun they’re having
On this snowy winter day!

(Tune: “Sing a Song of Sixpence”)
CRAFTS:  
 snow flake http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2011/12/toddler-friendly-snowflake-craft.html

 

 cork-painted-snowflake-craft-for-kids-1 http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2012/12/cork-stamped-snowflake-craft.html
BOOKS FOR DISPLAY:  
Buchner, Caralyn Snowmen at Night
Ehlert, Lois Snowballs
Gibbons, Gail It’s Snowing!
Hest, Amy You Can Do It, Sam
Judge, Lita Red Sled
Martin, Jacqueline Snowflake Bently
Messner, Kate Over and Under the Snow
Schertle, Alice All you need for a Snowman
Thompson, Lauren Mouse’s First Snow
Ziefert, Harriet Snow Party

Shapes Toddler Storyime

Shapes  (Handout)

Baker, Alan Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book
Katz, Karen Baby’s Shapes
Reidy, Hannah All Sorts of Shapes
Rookie Toddler Do you see shapes?
RHYMES:  
Shapes chant

Put your shapes in the air,

Hold it high and keep it there.

Put your shape on your back,

Now lay it on your lap.

Put your shape on your toes,

Now hold it by your nose.

Hold your shape in your hand,

Now everyone please stand. 

Wave your shape at the door

Now touch your shape to the floor.

Hold your shape in your hand and jump, jump, jump,

Now toss your shape way, way up.

Give each child a shape to do the actions of the chant   

hold in the air

continue to hold over head

reach back and put shape on back

put shape on lap

touch shape to toes

touch shape to nose

stretch out hand in front of you

have children stand up

face door and shake shape

touch shape to floor in front of you

hold shape and jump up and down

 

toss shape up in front of you

http://www.twigglemagazine.com/August-activities/Shapes-lesson-activities-preschool.html

SONGS:  
Shapes

This is a square. This is a square.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has four sides,
All the same size.
It’s a square. It’s a square.

This is a circle. This is circle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It goes round and round,
No end can be found.
It’s a circle. It’s a circle.

This is a triangle. This is a triangle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It only has three sides,
That join to make three points.
It’s a triangle. It’s a triangle.

This is a rectangle. This is a rectangle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has two short sides,
And it has two long sides.
It’s a rectangle. It’s a rectangle.

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems82.html 

(to the tune of: “Frere Jacques”)

 

CRAFTS:  
  From “Storytime Katie” bloghttp://storytimekatie.com/2010/12/10/shapes/

 

Make a house out of shapes. Give each child a set of precut assorted shapes in different sizes and colors to construct their own “shape house”. I gave them squares, circles, triangles and rectangles. They can glue the shapes to a large piece of construction paper and then color the background with crayons if they want. Or make a mouse out of shapes like in the book “Mouse Shapes”.
BOOKS FOR DISPLAY:  
Baker, Alan Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book
Ehlert, Lois Color Zoo
Hoban, Tana So many circles, so many squares
MacDonald, Sue Shape by Shape
Murphy, Stuart Circus Shapes
Rookie Toddler Shapes
Thong, Roseanne Greenfield Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes (bi-lingual)
Walsh, Ellen Stoll Mouse Shapes