Preschool Storytime – Sweet Things- 3/4/15

Hi everyone! The weather outside is cold and snowy and so I thought we should have a storytime about sweet things like cupcakes and candy.

Welcome song -So Happy You’re Here Today – Hap Palmer

Book – Bunny Cakes - by Rosemary Wells – Max makes an earthworm cake for Grandma’s birthday and helps Ruby with her angel surprise cake.  At the store, the grocer can’t read all of the shopping list, until Max solves the problem by drawing pictures.

Flannelboard – A Cake for Barney – by Joyce Dunbar – When bullies try to take his property, a young bear learns how to stand up to them in a nonviolent way.

Cover of: A cake for Barney by Joyce Dunbar

Book – If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff – A series of increasingly far-fetched events might occur if someone were to give a cupcake to a cat.

Rhyme – “Five Little Candies”

Five little candies on the shelf at the store.
CRUNCH [I act like I’m eating one and then put it behind the felt board]… and then there were four. 

Four little candies, sweet as could be.

CRUNCH… and then there were three. 

Three little candies, red, pink, and blue.
CRUNCH… and then there were two. 

Two little candies, melting in the sun.
CRUNCH… and then there was one. 

One little candy, looking so yummy. 
CRUNCH… they’re all in my tummy! 

http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/2011/02/sweet-storytime.html

Song – “If All the Raindrops”

Book – Whopper Cake - Karma Wilson – Grandad bakes Grandma a whopper of a birthday cake.  Includes a recipe and directions for chocolate cake.

Closing song – Shout and Whisper - Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

Preschool Storytime 2/25/15- Dogs

Welcome back everyone to our second winter/spring storytime session!  This week we will have a storytime about dogs.  There are a lot of books out there about dogs it was so hard to decide but I decided to do some funny ones.

Welcome song – So Happy You’re Here Today - Hap Palmer

Book -Katie Loves the Kittens - by John Himmelman- When Sara Ann brings home three kittens, Katie the dog’s enthusiasm frightens the kittens away, until she learns that quiet patience is needed to begin a friendship.

Fingerplay: “Ten Little Doggies”
Ten little doggies went out one day, (hold up ten fingers)
To dig in the dirt and play, play, play. (dig, slap knees on each ‘play’)
Five were spotted, and five were not, (hold up one hand, then the other)
And at dinnertime they ate a lot! (pretend to eat)
Credit: Story Time Secrets

Flannelboard/Fingerplay – “Five Little Puppies”
Five little puppies were playing in the sun. (Hold up hand, fingers extended.)
This one saw a rabbit, and he began to run. (Bend first finger.)
This one saw a butterfly, and he began to race. (Bend second finger.)
This one saw a pussycat, and he began to chase. (Bend third finger.)
This one tried to catch his tail, and he went round & round. (Bend fourth finger.)
This one was so quiet, he never made a sound. (Bend thumb.)
Credit: Perry Public Library

Book – Bark George - Jules Feiffer – A funny book about a dog who makes animal sounds when he is supposed to bark.

Book – The Doghouse by Jan Thomas – Mouse, Pig, Cow, and Duck are playing a carefree game of ball when (horror of horrors!) their ball gets kicked into . . . THE DOGHOUSE. Who will risk a run-in with scary Dog to get it back.

Song – BINGO

There was a farmer who 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.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
And Bingo was his name-o.

Credit – http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/bingo.html

Book – Wiggle – by Doreen Cronin -Rhyming text describes the many ways to wiggle.

Closing  Song – Shout and Whisper - Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

Time for Twos – 2/12/15 – I Love You!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This week we celebrate the friends and family that we love – the people who make us feel special and cared for.

Our Books:

     Mouse’s First Valentine (Thompson) – Mouse’s sister is making something special – what could it be?

     Kitty’s Cuddles (Cabrera) – Kitty learns how many different animals cuddle.  Which one is his favorite?

Action Rhyme – I Have A Little Heart

I have a little heart (place hand on heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump. (Pat chest 3 times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump!
I get a special feeling when I look at you (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two (Hug child or yourself).

Song – I Love You (Barney’s song)

My kids grew up with Barney, and his “I Love You” song has become infamous!  There’s no mystery why – the simple song gently affirms affection.  This song was always a bedtime favorite at my house.

Try at Home:

Lots of Valentine’s activities on Pinterest, including some great snacks!

And on a personal  note…

This week is my last week doing storytime at the Allentown Public Library.  I’ve accepted a position at another library, where I will be be overseeing the entire Youth Services program.  I feel so lucky to have met so many great families here at the Allentown Public Library – I will miss you all!

~Miss Lisa

Lapsit Storytime – 2/12/15 – I Love you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This week we celebrate the friends and family that we love – the people who make us feel special and cared for.

Our Books:

     All Kinds of Kisses (Tafuri) – Different mommy and baby farm animals share kisses and affection.  Tafuri’s gentle illustrations appeal to both babies and parents.

     I Love You Through and Through (Rossetti-Shustak) – Rhyming story about unconditional love featuring a toddler and his teddy bear.

Bounce Rhyme – Acka Backa Soda Cracker

Acka Backa soda cracker,
Acka Backa boo!
Acka Backa soda cracker,
up goes you!

Acka Backa soda cracker,
Acka Backa boo!
Acka Backa soda cracker,
I love you!

Song – I Love You (Barney’s song)

My kids grew up with Barney, and his “I Love You” song has become infamous!  There’s no mystery why – the simple song gently affirms affection.  This song was always a bedtime favorite at my house.

Try at Home:

Lots of Valentine’s activities on Pinterest, including some great snacks!

And on a personal  note…

This week is my last week doing storytime at the Allentown Public Library.  I’ve accepted a position at another library, where I will be be overseeing the entire Youth Services program.  I feel so lucky to have met so many great families here at the Allentown Public Library – I will miss you all!

~Miss Lisa

Family Storytime – 2/11/15 – Love!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This week we celebrate the friends and family that we love – the people who make us feel special and cared for.

Our Books:

     When A Dad Says I Love You (Wood) – Dads show their love in many different ways.

     Dinosaur Kisses (Stein) – Newly hatched Dinah wants to give someone a kiss, but she always seems to CHOMP! or STOMP! them instead.  Will she ever be able to give dinosaur kisses?

     Love Monster (Bright) – I monster looks everywhere to find love.  Will he ever find what he is looking for?

Action Rhyme – I Have A Heart

I have a heart (place hand on heart)
and it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating
When I jump, jump, jump (Jump three times)
I get a special feeling when I look at you (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two (Hug child or yourself)

Song – There’s a Little Wheel A Turnin’ In My Heart

Try at Home:

Lots of Valentine’s activities on Pinterest, including some great snacks!

And on a personal  note…

This week is my last week doing storytime at the Allentown Public Library.  I’ve accepted a position at another library, where I will be be overseeing the entire Youth Services program.  I feel so lucky to have met so many great families here at the Allentown Public Library – I will miss you all!

~Miss Lisa

Preschool Storytime- Valentine’s Day

Welcome everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s that time of year again when we show people how much we care about them, by giving cards and candy!

Welcome Song – So Happy You’re Here Today – Hap Palmer

Book – Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean – Pete the Cat thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool . . . until he realizes how many special cats there are in his life! Pete works hard to make valentines for everyone, and it turns out to be the grooviest Valentine’s Day ever. But what happens when he realizes he’s forgotten to make a card for a very important cat?

 

Action Rhyme – “I Have a Little Heart”
I have a little heart, (place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to group)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)

Credit: Library Goddess

Flannelboard – “Five Little Valentine’s”

Five little valentines were having a race
The first little valentine was frilly with lace.
The second little valentine had a funny face.
The third little valentine said, “I love you”.
The fourth little valentine said, “I do too”.
The fifth little valentine was sly as a fox.
He ran the fastest to the valentine box.

To each and every friend of mine
I’ll send a lovely valentine.
Mom, Dad, Sis, and Brother, too.
Will receive a heart that says,
“I love you.”

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/v/valentines_day/5_little_valentines.html

Book – If You’ll Be My Valentine - by Cynthia Rylant – A little boy gives out Valentines to his family and friends.

 

Activity – Who Has a Red Heart? Game
Sung to: Mary Wore a Red Dress
Who has a red heart, red heart, red heart?
Who has a red heart?
Bring it to me now.
Use different color hearts.
Song- Skinnamarink - have children play maracas along with the song.

Skinnamarink a dink a dink,
Skinnamarink a doo,
I love you.

Skinnamarink a dink a dink,
Skinnamarink a doo,
I love you.

I love you in the morning.
And in the afternoon.
I love you in the evening.
And underneath the moon.

Skinnamarink a dink a dink,
Skinnamarink a doo,
I love you!

 

Goodbye song – Shout and Whisper – by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

Time for Twos – 2/5/15 – Miss Lisa’s Picks

Miss Lisa has hand-picked some great stories, songs, and rhymes for this week’s storytime!  Some are old favorites, while others are things that just didn’t fit into other themes (but are too good not to use).  Hope you enjoy them!

Our Books:

     Wow! Said the Owl (Hopgood) – A little owl stays up all day to see how the world looks in the daylight.  He is amazed with all the colors he sees.

     Monkey and Me (Gravett) – A little girl and her stuffed monkey pretend to be different animals.

Action Rhyme – Your Little Hands

Take your little hands and go clap, clap, clap.
Take your little hands and go clap, clap, clap.
Take your little hands and go clap, clap, clap.
Clap, clap, clap with your little hands.

Other verses:
Toes – tap, tap, tao
Ears – wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Arms – flap, flap, flap

Song – Five Little Monkeys

Try at Home:

This week, take a look at any of my boards on Pinterest.  I have so many different activities posted, and I would love to hear about what you were able to try.  I am really into open-ended “process” art right now, and I have lots of projects pinned on that board.  Let me know what you got your hands into this week!