Storytime Round-Up: October 13

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

This week’s theme is kittens!

Books

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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song

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

Ask your child about the day’s weather!

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

3 Little Kittens Nursery Rhyme

Three little kittens,
They lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother dear,
We sadly fear
Our mittens we have lost.
What! Lost your mittens,
You naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
You shall have no pie.

The three little kittens,
They found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother dear,
See here, see here,
Our mittens we have found.
What! Found your mittens,
You darling kittens!
Then you shall have some pie.
Purr-rr, purr-rr, purr-rr,
You shall have some pie.

Cat in Baby Sign Language (BSL)

Source: Baby Sign Language

Kitten in Spanish: gatito (m) or gatita (f)

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

Using the fine motor skills of the hands and fingers stimulates the brain (not just babies – everyone).  Here are some ways to help your child use fine motor skills: 

  • Do finger plays 
  • Play with knob puzzles, grasp, pull push 
  • Make a game out of washing hands, sing songs and name/point fingers 

  

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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.