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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Being Healthy - October 28

Welcome Songs

Book: I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

Song: Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill

Book: Tickle Monster by Manceau

Book: Here are My Hands by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambeau

Song: Toe Leg Knee by Jim Gill

Book: Hop, Hop, Jump by Krosoczka

Book: Taking Care of My Teeth by Terri DeGezelle

Goodbye Song and Bubbles

Social Hour:
-Toothbrush painting
-Teeth and brush counting (with the awesome hand pointer)
-Book Display
-Free toothbrushes and handouts from Fall Creek Dental! (Thank you!!!)

PS - Haven't been here in a while?
WE LOOK DIFFERENT! Come check out the new arrangement!

123 Storytime - October 21

Sorry - no pictures today :(

Welcome Song
Book: Chooky-Doodle-Doo by Jan Whiten
Felt: BINGO (we counted and clapped at the same time)
Book: Counting Crows
Song: Jumping and Counting -Jim Gill
Interactive Story: One Duck Stuck with props
Song: Tea for Two by Jim Gill
Roll the dice (I have two dice - one with numbers and one with actions/sounds. Took turns rolling them and doing that action that number of times. For example: 4 stomps; 3 growls.
Goodbye Songs

Social Hour:
=Sticker Table (similar to the letter tubes)
-1 Duck Stuck with props
-Count the Hedgehogs

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

ABC Storytime

What a great group of friends today! Lots of great interactions on each individual's level and comfort! And everyone stuck around to socialize and play afterwards!

Today: ABCs! I borrowed the ABCs & 123s Kit from IFLS

Welcome Song (from JBrary)

Book: Henry Finds His Word by Lindsay Ward

Felt: BINGO (we clapped and said the letter sound)

Felt: Each kid was given a letter. I did half of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom with the props. When it was their letter, they could bring it up and put on the tree.

Book: AlphaBlock

Song: Can't Wait to Celebrate by Jim Gill - with eggs

Activity: We made our bodies into a few different letters, inspired by Alphabet Fun

Activity: I demonstrated with each kid the alphabet tube then each kid went home with their own tube and a bunch of stickers!

Goodbye Songs

For Social Hour:
Leftover from our Scribble Party - stop in to create your own masterpiece!

Frog on a Log is still out, too!

ABC book display - I always have books out related to that week's storytime theme. Check them out :)

Cottonball Painting

Continue exploring Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Next week: 123s!! 
October 28 - Being Healthy (go home with free toothbrushes and more! Many thanks to Fall Creek Dental!)
November 4- Dinosaurs

Storytime Updates - Being Brave September 30 & My Body October 7

I haven't posted lately - been busy!! Here's from the last few weeks -

Being Brave
 Before storytime even started, I challenged them to balance on a beam! (Borrowed from IFLS - Being Brave Kit)

Welcome Songs: The More We Read Together (JBrary)

Book: Found by Yoon

Acted out The Rhyming Dust Bunnies  - also from the Being Brave Kit

Book: Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Song: Can't Wait to Celebrate by Jim Gill

Book: When Lions Roar by Robie H. Harris

Book: Tickle Monster by Manceau

Fingerplay/poem: Little Mouse Felt (by your's truly)

Goodbye Songs and Bubbles

At Social Hour we had:
This is actually one of our self-directed programs right now :) Come make your own rhymes anytime you come in!

Billy Goats Gruff

My Body - October 7

We actually did not have anybody come this day, but this is what I had planned. I will re-use a few things for an upcoming Being Healthy Storytime

 Welcome Song (again from Jbrary) only this time we would have cut out the "read together" and added "dance together" with the scarves.

Book: I Love You, Nose to Toes!

Song: We Clap Our Hands by Jim Gill with egg shakers

Book: Tickle Monster by Edouard Manceau

Movement: Your Body Has Lots of Bones (song i came up with - will post in a few weeks)

Book: Wild Feelings by David Milgrim

Song: Toe Leg Knee by Jim Gill

Book: My Nose, Your Nose by Melanie Walsh
Action: Tickle Your.... i would have had adults/kids take turns tickling the other person's toes, elbows, hair, etc.

Goodbye Songs

For Social Hour I was going to have adults trace their children then they could color and add stickers to their body outline.