Storytime Round-Up: March 30

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 springtime!

Books

Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson
Part of our Storytime Collection – not available for check out
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In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
We watched this on a downloadable video!
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One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root

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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song

Opening Song: When ____________ Wake up in the Morning…
When (birds, dragonflies, frogs, ducks, snakes) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
When (birds, dragonflies, frogs, ducks, snakes) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
And what do they say? (tweet, bzzz, ribbit, quack, hisssss)
And that is what they say.

Song: The Ducks on the Bus
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus
The ducks on the bus go quack, quack, quack!
Quack, quack, quack! Quack, quack, quack!
The ducks on the bus go quack, quack, quack!
All through the town!

The ducks on the bus go flap, flap, flap!…
The ducks on the bus go waddle, waddle, waddle!…
The ducks on the bus go quack, quack, quack!…

Rhyme: I Have a Little Frog
I have a little frog.
His name is Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub,
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water,
And gobbled up the soap!
And when he tried to talk
He had a BUBBLE in his throat!

Rhyme: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs,
Sitting on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs!
Yum, Yum
Then one fell in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool.
Then there were

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Duck in Baby Sign Language
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Goose in Baby Sign Language
Frog Baby Sign Language Flash card
Frog 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


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

Picture Walking – primary technique in reading to infants and young toddlers.  You do not have to read every word. Point to things in the pictures and talk about what you see.  This will help develop your child’s visual literacy – “read the pictures” and is an important preliteracy skill.

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