Storytime Round-up: December 1

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 kindness!

Books

Cover image for The kindness book
The Kindness Book by Todd Parr
How Kind! by Mary Murphy
Part of the Christina’s Corner Collection. Enjoy at the Library when we open again!

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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song

Opening Song: When ____________ Wake up in the Morning…
When (birds, owls, mice, cats, dogs) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
When (birds, owls, mice, cats, dogs) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
And what do they say? (tweet, whoo, squeak, meow, woof)
And that is what they say.

5 Little Snowflakes
One little snowflake with nothing to do.
Along came another, and then there were two.
Two little snowflakes laughing with me.
Along came another, and then there were three.
Three little snowflakes looking for some more.
Along came another, and then there were four.
Four little snowflakes dancing a jive,
Along came another, and then there were five.
Five little snowflakes having so much fun.
Out came the sun, and then there were none!

Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen on a winter’s day.
The first one said, “Wake up so we can play.”
The second one said, “Let’s stomp on the ground.”
The third one said, “Let’s roll all around.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.
The fifth one said, “I’m afraid I feel the sun.”
“Oh Dear,” cried the snowmen as they looked toward the sky.
And the five melting snowmen waved goodbye!

Skinnamarink by Sharon, Lois and Bram

Hey Mr. Snowman!
I went walking through a winter wonderland and spied a frosty snowman who needed a hand.

Hey Mr. Snowman, what do you need?
I need black eyes. Please put them on me.

Hey Mr. Snowman, what do you see?
I see an orange carrot. Please put it on me.

Hey Mr. Snowman, what do you see?
I see a black top hat. Please put it on me.

Hey Mr. Snowman, what do you see?
I see some brown sticks. Please put it on me.

Hey Mr. Snowman, what do you see?
I see a green scarf. Please put it on me.

Hey Mr. Snowman, what do you see?
I see some purple mittens. Please put them on me.

Hey Mr. Snowman, what do you see?
I see some blue buttons. Please put them on me.

Hey Mr. Snowman, what do you see?
I see some yellow boots. Please put them on me.

Hey Mr. Snowman, what do you see?
I see the coolest snowman ever.
ME!

Anyone notice something missing on our snowman????

HIS SMILE!

The More We Get Together

The more we get together, together, together;
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
Because your friends are my friends, and my friends are your friends,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

The more we help each other, each other, each other;
The more we help each other, the happier we’ll be.
Because helping is kindness, and kindness is helping,
The more we help each other, the happier we’ll be.

The more we share together, together, together;
The more we share together, the happier we’ll be.
Because sharing is caring, and caring is sharing;
The more we share together, the happier we’ll be.

The more we show kindness, show kindness, show kindness;
The more we show kindness, the happier we’ll be.
Because kindness is sharing, and helping, and caring;
The more we show kindness, the happier we’ll be.

Spread Kindness Around
(tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

Spread kindness around
Spread kindness around
Be kind to everyone you meet
Spread kindness around.

Be kind to your mom,
Be kind to your dad
Be kind to all your family
Spread kindness around.

Be kind to your friends
At home and at school
Be kind to all your neighbors, too
Spread kindness around.

Be kind to your pets
Be kind to the birds
Be kind to all the animals
Spread kindness around.

Spread kindness at home
And when you go out
Spread kindness everywhere you go
Spread kindness around.

Kindness in American Sign Language (ASL)

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

Singing together is a fun bonding experience with your child – whether you’re a good singer or not!  Singing develops listening and memory skills and makes repetition easier for young children – it’s easier to remember a short song than a long story. 

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