Storytime Round-up: February 2

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 Groundhog Day and Shadows!

Books

Cover image for Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day by Betsy Lewin
Cover image for My Shadow
My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song

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

There’s a Snowflake on my Head (with scarves for snowflakes)
(to the tune of Have You Ever Seen a Lassie)
There’s a snowflake on my head, my head, my head,
There’s a snowflake on my head and it’s melting away.
(continue with other body parts: tummy, knees, toes, chin, ear, etc.)

Groundhog Day Song by the Kiboomers
Groundhog in ASL from BabySignsToo.com

Groundhog Day Finger Play
(Tune of “Where is Thumbkin? / Frere Jacques”)
Original Author Unknown

Where is groundhog? Where is groundhog? (Thumb behind back)
Here I am! Here I am! (Bring thumb forward)
Shadows on this sunny day, (wiggle thumb)
Frighten groundhogs all away. (Thumb behind back)
Winter will stay! Winter will stay!

Where is groundhog? Where is groundhog? (Thumb behind back)
Here I am! Here I am! (Bring thumb forward)
My, oh my, a cloudy day. (Wiggle thumb)
I will stay outside to play. (Move thumb around)
Spring is near! Spring is near!

Remember that all the stories read in our storytimes count toward your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

New this month: the Myrna Chelko Early Literacy Initiative

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

Show your child that written words are a part of daily life.  From grocery lists and email messages to billboards and signs in stores, writing is everywhere! 

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