Storytime Round-Up: December 8

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

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.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear (Act Out with a Bear or a Doll)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, jump up high
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the sky
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, bend down low
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch your toes
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn off the light
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say goodnight

Rock-a-bye Baby (Act Out with a Bear or a Doll)

Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top.
When the wind blows the cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall.
And down will come Baby, Cradle and all.

Bumpin’ Up and Down (Act Out)

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Won’t you be my darling?
One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken
One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken
One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken
Won’t you be my darling?
I’m gonna fix it with my hammer
I’m gonna fix it with my hammer
I’m gonna fix it with my hammer
Won’t you be my darling?
(Repeat chorus.)

Doll 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 learn a lot about language through play. Play helps children think symbolically, so they understand that spoken and written words can stand for real objects and experiences. Play also helps children express themselves and put thoughts into words. 

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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.