Storytime Round-up: March 16

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.

I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkener

Oh, I know a chicken (I know a chicken)
And she laid an egg (And she laid an egg)
Oh, I know a chicken (I know a chicken)
And she laid an egg (And she laid an egg)
Oh my goodness (Oh my goodness)
It’s a shaky egg! (It’s a shaky egg!)
Shake your shakers fast, slow, and in a circle.

Eggs on the Griddle Finger-play

One morning I woke up early.
I was hungry, so I decided to make myself some eggs.
I picked up one egg and: 
Gave it a whack, (clap hands) 
Heard it crack, (hand behind ear) 
Dropped it in the middle, (pat hands on your lap) 
Now I had one egg on the griddle (hold up one finger)!
Soon, my sister came into the kitchen.
She said, “I want one, too!”
I picked up one egg and: 
Gave it a whack, (clap hands) 
Heard it crack, (hand behind ear) 
Dropped it in the middle, (pat hands on your lap) 
Now I had two eggs on the griddle (hold up two fingers)!

Then my Dad woke up.
He said, “I want one, too!”
I picked up one egg and: 
Gave it a whack, (clap hands) 
Heard it crack, (hand behind ear) 
Dropped it in the middle, (pat hands on your lap) 
Now I had three eggs on the griddle (hold up three fingers)

Last up was Mom. 
She, “Looks good, I’ll have one too!” 
I picked up one egg and: 
Gave it a whack, (clap hands) 
Heard it crack, (hand behind ear) 
Dropped it in the middle, (pat hands on your lap) 
Now I had four eggs on the griddle (hold up four fingers)! 

Now my family’s all up and it’s time to eat together.  
So we ate 1, 2, 3, 4 eggs! (Count out on fingers.)

Traditional Alphabet Song

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)!

Literacy Tip

Give your child plenty of playtime. Some of the best kinds of play are unstructured, when children can use their imaginations and create stories about what they’re doing. 

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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.