Storytime Round-Up: September 15

Thank you to everyone that attended storytime this week! Here’s a recap of the stories and songs shared in storytime .

This week’s theme is in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate DaySeptember 19, 2020.

Books

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AHOY, PIRATE PETE
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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song: When ____________ Wake up in the Morning…
When (cows, horses, roosters, pigs, sheep) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
When (cows, horses, roosters, pigs, sheep) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
And what do they say? (moo, neigh, cock-a-doodle-doo, oink, baaa)
And that is what they say.

Action Song: “If You’re a Pirate and You Know It”
If you’re a pirate & you know it, swab the desk (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate & you know it, swab the desk (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate & you know it, then you’ll hear sea winds a’blowin
If you’re a pirate & you know it, swab the desk (swish, swish)
(Walk the plank, stomp stomp // Say ahoy, ahoy!)
Credit: Born Librarian

Flannelboard: “Five Pirates for a Treasure Chest”
Five pirates on a treasure chest, one jumped off and four are left.
Four pirates on a treasure chest, one slid off and three are left.
Three pirates on a treasure chest, one fell down and two are left.
Two pirates on a treasure chest, one was pushed off and one is left.
One pirate on a treasure chest, he climbed down and none are left.
No pirates on the treasure chest, yo-ho-ho and now it’s all mine!
Credit: Mega Storytime

Song: “Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship” (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Sail, sail, sail your ship
Gently over the sea
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
A pirate’s life for me!
Credit: King County Library System

ABC Song with American Sign Language

Closing Song (with American Sign Language): Goodbye Friends
(to the tune of Goodnight Ladies)
Goodbye friends,
Goodbye friends,
Goodbye friends,
It’s time to say goodbye.

Literacy Tip

Songs are a wonderful way to learn about language. Singing also slows down language so children can hear the different sounds that make up words. This helps when children begin to read printed language.

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