Sunday, February 26, 2012

Storytime Week 5: Some Favorites

For this week I'll share some of my storytime favorites!

This Week's Books:
The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf. ill. by Robert Lawson
Caps For Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina
Go Away, Big Green Monster, by Ed Emberley
Where's the Green Sheep, by Mem Fox, ill. by Judy Horacek
My Friend is Sad, by Mo Willems

This Week's Music:
If You're Happy and You Know It
 Plus some other favorites

This Week's Action Rhymes:
Zoom,zoom,zoom We're going to the moon
If you want to take the trip climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom We're going to the moon Whoosh!

I have a little turtle He lives in a box
He swims in the puddle. He climbs on the rock
He snaps at a mosquito. He snaps at a flea
He snaps at a minnow. And he snaps at me
He caught the mosquito. He caught the flea
He caught the minnow. But he didn't catch me!

This Week's Art/Craft: Playdough
Plus Two Little Blackbirds and a flannel board game

Monday, February 13, 2012

Storytime Week 4: Goats

A patron recently showed me a great book I had missed, "Catch That Goat!", and it inspired this week's storytime theme!

This Week's Books:
Catch That Goat! by Polly Alakija
Let's Count Goats, by Mem Fox and Jan Thomas
There's a Billy Goat in the Garden, by Laurel Gugler, ill. by Clare Beaton
G is for Goat, by Patricia Polacco
Scapegoat, by Dean Hale, ill. by Michael Slack
Beatrice's Goat, by Lori Lohstoeter

This Week's Music:
The Lonely Goatherd, from The Sound of Music
The Goat, by Burl Ives
Billy Goat Stomp, by Jelly Roll Morton
Rocky Mountain GOat, by Travis Wells

This Week's Action Rhymes:
Goats, (maaa) give us cheese
Goats (maaa) give us milk
Goats (maaa) give us sweaters with wool as soft as silk.

This Week's Art/Craft: A Fingerprinted Goat
Plus The Three Billy Goats Gruff flannel board story

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Storytime Week Three: Bathtime!

Ah, my favorite part of the day...bathtime.  It's our theme for this week.

This Week's Books:
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, by Audrey and Don Wood
Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion, ill. by Margaret Graham
Animal Baths, by Bob Barner
Big Smelly Bear, by Britta Techentrup
Elephant in the Bathtub, by Kristina Andres
Sam's Bath, by Barbro Lindgren, ill, by Eva Eriksson
A Bath for a Princess, by Harriet Ziefert, ill. by Amanda Haley
Scrubba Dub, by Nancy Van Laan, ill. by Bernadette Pons

This Week's Music:
Singing in the Bathtub, by John Lithgow
Rubber Ducky, by Ernie
Splish, Splash, by Bobby Darrin

This Week's Action Rhymes:
After my bath, I try, try, try
To wipe myself 'til I'm dry, dry, dry.
Hands to wipe, and fingers and toes,
And two wet legs and a shiny nose.
Just think how much less time I'd take
If I were a dog, and could shake, shake, shake!

This Week's Art: Bubble Painting
Plus a flannel board game and rhyme