Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy Noon Year Storytime

I am starting storytimes at a new library.  I have decided at least for now to forgo themes and any ages limits.  Overall the kids had a great time.  Despite the ages and the array of books I brought with me, I felt my book choices were often too short or too long.  The kids ranged in age from 2-8 years and clearly I need to work on all ages programming. 

Books 

Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin
Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin

Egg Shakers
Hip Hop Body Rock 
by Mr. Eric and Mr. Micheal from Rockin' Red

Ribbon Wands 
Spin again by Jim Gill for Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on his toe leg knee 
by Jim Gill. 
Shake Your Scarves by Johnette Downing from The Second Line - Scarf Activity Songs

Songs 
Jumping and Counting by 
Jim Gill from Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem
Washing Machine by Jim Gill for Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes

Scarves
Going to Kentucky by 
Carole Peterson from Baloney

The Elevator Song from Jbrary


Oh the city is great and the city is grand
There's a whole lot of people
on a little piece of land
And we live way up on the 57th floor
and this is what we do when we go out the door.
We take the elevator up and the elevator down,
take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up and the elevator down
and we turn around.

Oh the ocean is great and the ocean is grand.
There are lots of tall ships and very little land.
And we sleep down deep in a hammock near the floor
And this is what we do when we go out the door:
We ride the waves going up, we ride the waves going down
We ride the waves going up, we ride the waves going down
We ride the waves going up, we ride the waves going down
And we turn around.

Oh the fair is great and the fair is grand
There are lots of tall rides and cotton candy in your hand
Better get your ticket quick and don’t be late
And this is what you do when you go through the gate
Take the roller coaster up and the roller coaster down
Take the roller coaster up and the roller coaster down
Take the roller coaster up and the roller coaster down
And we turn around

Closing Rhyme
     Behind the tree * *
And under the house * *
There lived a teeny * *
Tiny mouse * *
She loved to sing * *
She loved to tap * *
But most of all * *
She loved to clap * *
She clapped all night * *
She clapped all day * *
She clapped to frighten * *
The cat away * * * * * * * * (lots of claps)

Laura
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Monday, October 29, 2018

Quick Pic - Book Fortune Teller

Originally published 6/10/16 
Updated to include link for publisher file of the fortune teller you can download and edit.

Howdy
Here is another Pinterest discovery you can use in your teen department.  These Book Fortune Tellers were inspired by Literary Hoots's post Fortune Teller Library Display. At Literary Hoots you can find a printable for the poster and four variations of the fortune teller. I ended up using the form to make my own so I can easily change them out or print extras as the original disappear. 

*update* - My teens may think the fortune tellers are their's to keep. I put this display out Friday afternoon and I've had to print three more.  Staff suggested I just leave them the printed sheets and let the teens take the time to fold them up to at least save myself some time. 



Laura

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Music and Movement - Favorites

Music and Movement - Welcome
Music and Movement - Water
Music and Movement - Plants/Trees
Music and Movement - Animals
Music and Movement - Patriotic
Music and Movement - Farm
Music and Movement - Construction/Transportation
Music and Movement - Favorites

Opening
I know a New Way to Say Hello by Big Jeff for Exercise Party 

I know a new way to say hello 
Say hello say hello 
I know a new way to say hello 
All you do is wiggle your ears 

Stomp your feet

Move your hips 

But I still like the old way to say hello 
Say hello say hello 
All you do is wave your hands

Books
Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap 
If You're Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre
My Friends Make Me Happy by Jan Thomas

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Music and Movement - Transportation & Construction

Music and Movement - Welcome
Music and Movement - Water
Music and Movement - Plants/Trees
Music and Movement - Animals
Music and Movement - Patriotic
Music and Movement - Farm
Music and Movement - Construction/Transportation
Music and Movement - Favorites 

Opening
I know a New Way to Say Hello 
by Big Jeff for Exercise Party 

I know a new way to say hello 
Say hello say hello 
I know a new way to say hello 
All you do is wiggle your ears 

Stomp your feet

Move your hips 

But I still like the old way to say hello 
Say hello say hello 
All you do is wave your hands

Books
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Emma Garcia + rhythm sticks
Wheels on the Bus by Raffi
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car by Kate Dopirak

Monday, August 6, 2018

Music and Movement - Bugs

Music and Movement - Welcome
Music and Movement - Water
Music and Movement - Plants/Trees
Music and Movement - Animals
Music and Movement - Patriotic
Music and Movement - Farm
Music and Movement - Construction/Transportation
Music and Movement - Favorites 

Opening
I know a New Way to Say Hello 
by Big Jeff for Exercise Party 

I know a new way to say hello 
Say hello say hello 
I know a new way to say hello 
All you do is wiggle your ears 

Stomp your feet

Move your hips 

But I still like the old way to say hello 
Say hello say hello 
All you do is wave your hands

Books
Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen
Spider on the Floor by Bill Russell and Raffi  + scarves
Walters Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood