Storytime Round-Up: November 17

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

Books

If You’re Hoppy is part of our Staff Storytime Collection.

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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.

The Hokey Pokey
(as written in the above book The Animal Pokey)

If You’re Happy And You Know It
(as written in the above book by Jane Cabrera)

Pat-a-Cake

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man,
Bake me a cake, as fast as you can!
Roll it! (Make rolling motion with hands.)
Pat it! (Make patting motion with hands.)
Mark it with a B. Put it in the oven for Baby and me. (Trace the letter B. Substitute the first initial of baby’s name for B.)

Happy in Baby Sign Language (BSL)

Source: Baby Sign Language

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

Skinnamarink (Click link to view hand motions and hear tune.)
Chorus: Skinnamarink a dink a dink, 
Skinnamarink a doo.
I love you.
Skinnamarink a dink a dink,
Skinnamarink a dink a doo, 
I love you.
Verse: I love you in the morning,
and in the afternoon.
I love you in the evening underneath the moon!
Repeat chorus.

Literacy Tip

Children can use puppets not only to entertain adults and other kids, but also to build their literacy skills.  Puppet play builds writing (composing) skills as they act out stories.  It also builds listening and comprehension skills as well as allowing for expressing emotions.  (The same goes for dolls, action figures, etc.) 

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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.