Storytime Roundup: September 29

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

This week we made a glorious noise with our voices, our hands, and instruments! If you have some instruments, get them ready! If not, let’s improvise! Two spoons can beat a rhythm on an upside-down pot, or keep time like rhythm sticks! A Tupperware-type container can be filled with beans or coins or pebbles to make a great shaker. Maybe you have some jingle bells tucked away somewhere? If not, hands are all you need for clapping a beat!

Books

link to Alphabet Family Band in the catalog
link to Play This Book in the catalog

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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song

Ask your child about the day’s weather!

Clap Everybody and Say Hello! (Tune of Skip to my Lou)

Clap everybody and say hello.
No matter what the weather.
Jump everybody and say hello.
No matter what the weather.
Wiggle everybody and say hello.
No matter what the weather.
Dance everybody and say hello.
No matter what the weather.
Sing everybody and say hello.
No matter what the weather.

Alphabet/ABC Song

Count on your fingers!

5 Instruments Rhyme (with images of instruments)

Five little instruments were waiting by the door,
my brother chose the TUBA, and then there were four.
Four little instruments, as you can plainly see.
My sister chose the VIOLIN and then there were three.
Three little instruments, so shiny and so new.
My mother chose the big DRUM, and then there were two.
Two little instruments, isn’t this fun?
My father chose the OBOE, and that leaves one.
One little instrument, sitting all alone.
So I picked up the triangle and then there were none.

Play High, Play Low (substitute “clap” if you don’t have an instrument)

Play them high, play them low.
Play them fast, play them slow.
Play them in a circle that’s around.
Play them on the ceiling and the ground.

Affirmations: I am great (stretch out arms), I am smart (point to head), I am strong (flex biceps), I am loved (hug self), Today is an awesome day (fist pump and jump)!

Closing Song

Twinkle, Twinkle

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Literacy Tip

Sing songs with actions and encourage your child to dance along. Through this they will learn balance, coordination, body awareness and rhythm.  

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Natalie Bota

Miss Natalie is the Special Needs Librarian at Westlake Porter Public Library. She enjoys working with patrons of all ages and can usually be found in the Youth Services Department or the Reading Garden. She enjoys reading picture books and poetry, baseball, writing, cooking, and travel. She loves spending time with her pets, family, and friends.