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 birds!


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Birds by Carme Lemniscates
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Bird Show by Susan Stockdale
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Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins

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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song

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

Action Rhyme: “Little Birds, Little Birds”
Little birds, little birds, jump up and down.
Little birds, little birds, don’t make a sound!
Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me.
Little birds, little birds, bend your knees!
Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep.
Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep.
Little birds, little birds, fly to the leaves!
Little birds, little birds, sit down, please.
Credit: Greatest Resource Education Child Care

This is the way we scratch for worms.
(sung to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
This is the way we scratch for worms.
This is the way we peck for our food.
This is the way we sit on our eggs.
This is the way we flap our wings.
This is the way we fly away

Poem & Puppet: “Hummingbird’s Sound”
A hummingbird gets its name from the sound
Of its hum – hmm – as it darts all around.
The sound is not a song that it sings
But the fast flapping of its tiny wings!
Credit: Artfelt

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Two little (green, purple, brown, blue) birds sitting on a (fence, gate, tree, wall).
One named (Stephanie, Natalie, Brian, Patricia) the other named (Spence, Nate, Bree, Paul).
Fly away (Stephanie, Natalie, Brian, Patricia). Fly away (Spence, Nate, Bree, Paul).
Come back (Stephanie, Natalie, Brian, Patricia). Come back (Spence, Nate, Bree, Paul)
Bird in Baby Sign Language

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

NEW: 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

Encourage dramatic play. When children make up stories using puppets or stuffed animals, they develop important narrative skills. This helps children understand that stories and books have a beginning, middle and end.