Storytime Round-Up: November 10

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 rain!

Books

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Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
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Jack it’s a Rainy Day by Rebecca Elgar
Part of our Storytime Collection – not available for check out

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Ten in the Bed by Jane Cabrera

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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song

Opening Song: When ____________ Wake up in the Morning…
When (dinosaurs, frogs, tigers, owls, snakes) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
When (dinosaurs, frogs, tigers, owls, snakes) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
And what do they say? (roar, ribbit, roar, whoo, hissss)
And that is what they say.

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If It’s Raining Outside… (sung to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If it’s raining outside, wear your boots.
If it’s raining outside, wear your boots.
If it’s raining outside, then your boots will keep you dry,
If it’s raining outside, wear your boots.
(wear your coat; wear your hat; bring your umbrella)

Ten Little Umbrellas and Ten Little Raindrops
One little, two little, three little umbrellas (raindrops)
Four little, five little, six little umbrellas (raindrops)
Seven little, eight little, nine little umbrellas (raindrops)
Ten umbrellas (raindrops falling down) up for the rain.

Five Little Raindrops
One little raindrop in the dark, dark sky,
Two little raindrops watch the clouds roll by,
Three little raindrops go splat, splat, splat!
Four little raindrops, “we’ll need our boots for that.”
Five little raindrops and still no sun!
That’s too much for us, we better run!

Rain in Baby Sign Language (BSL)

Rain Baby Sign Language Flash card

ABC Song

See You Later Alligator


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 fantastic ways to learn about language.  They develop listening skills and slow down language so children can hear the different sounds that make up words.  Clapping along with the beat helps improve motor skills and helps children learn the sounds in words.  Songs also teach new words and introduce new ideas and concepts.  Sing with your children any chance you have at home, in the car or during a walk.  It also develops listening and memory skills. 

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