Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Toddler Storytime- Valentine's Day!

This was my last week of storytime and Valentine's week. So, I decided to do a mix of books I love, and books all about love!

Early Literacy Tip
Today in storytime we'll be making noises and moving during each book. Playing while reading makes books more interactive and fun!

Opening Song
Hands are Clapping

I Kissed the Baby by Mary Murphy
Very sweet book about different animals meeting a new baby. It has great black and white illustrations that make it a fun "guess the animal" game too!

Itsy-Bitsy Spider

Monkey See, Look at Me! by Lorena Siminovich
In this book, the monkey pretends to be different animals and the real animal comes and joins him. This book has great repetition and lots of opportunities for movement.

This is Big, Big, Big
If you haven't heard of this rhyme, go check it out! It's great with all ages too. Thank you to Mel's Desk for creating and sharing this wonderful rhyme!

Early Literacy Tip
Playing with rhymes is a great way to interact with your little one! You are increasing their vocabulary and it's fun!

Roadwork by Sally Sutton
My storytime toddlers love this book. We usually spend more time talking about the trucks then reading, but that's ok!

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands

Where is Thumbkin?
We didn't really need this extra rhyme, but I had a special request from one of my kids. By request, I mean she screamed "THUMBS" and held them out. Close enough.

Do Crocs Kiss? by Salina Yoon
Wonderful rhyming lift-the-flap book about animals. The kids and parents always really enjoy this one.

Red Heart, Red Heart, What do you see?
I found this flannel chant on Youtube courtesy of Miss Tracy. It's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, but with hearts! The kids absolutely loved it. I will definitely be reusing this flannel on non-Valentine related storytimes.

Closing Song
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

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