Storytime Round-Up: May 11

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

Books

link to Froggy Gets Dressed in the catalog
link to Winter with Lily and Milo in the catalog

If you enjoyed these stories, you might also like to check out some others!

Opening Song

Ask your child about the day’s weather!

Clap Everybody and Say Hello! (Tune of Skip to my Lou)

Clap everybody and say hello.
No matter what the weather.
Jump everybody and say hello.
No matter what the weather.
Stomp everybody and say hello.
No matter what the weather.
Dance everybody and say hello.
No matter what the weather.

Scarf Song: After My Bath
Act out with scarf or towel.
After my bath I try, try, try
to rub myself til I’m dry, dry, dry!
After my bath I try, try, try
to rub my ____ til I’m dry, dry, dry!
[Rub scarf on various body parts, i.e. arms, head, belly, leg, and so on.]
Just think how much less time it would take
if I were a dog and could shake, shake, shake!
[Shake like a dog.]

Rain, Rain Go Away
Rain, rain go away!
Little [insert child’s name] wants to play!
Come again another day!
Rain, rain go away!

Action Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Old Town School of Folk Music
This is a fun version of the classic children’s song that encourages children to row, to twist, to bounce, to sway, to wiggle, and to tickle!

Action Rhyme: Little Bird
Act out what the little bird is doing.
I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop!
I told the little bird to stop, stop, stop!
I went to the window to say, How do you do!
He wagged his tail and away he flew!
Little, bird, little bird fly around!
Fly up to the sky and down to the ground!
Little bird, little bird flap your brings!
Open your beak and sweetly sing!
Little bird, little bird fly to your nest!
Now its time for you to rest!

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

Respond to what your child says and extend the conversation: ‘Yes, we did see a truck like that last week. It’s called a bulldozer.’ 

Check out our YouTube page for more great storytimes!

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.