Storytime Round-Up: May 4

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 Mother’s Day!

Books

Cover image for My mom
My Mom by Anthony Browne
Duckie's Ducklings: A One-to-Ten Counting Book
Part of our Storytime Collection – not available for check out
Cover image for Together
Together by Emma Dodd
Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy!
Part of our Storytime Collection – not available for check out
We listened to the song while reading the book.

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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song

Opening Song: When ____________ Wake up in the Morning…
When (cows, pigs, roosters, sheep, horses) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
When (cows, pigs, roosters, sheep, horses) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
And what do they say? (moo, oink, cock-a-doodle-doo, baa, neigh)
And that is what they say.

If You Love Mom and You Know It
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you love mom and you know it,
clap your hands.
If you love mom and you know it,
clap your hands.
If you love mom and you know it,
then your face will surely show it.
If you love mom and you know it,
clap your hands.
Blow a kiss
Give a hug
Say, “I love you”
Source: King County Library System

MOMMY Bingo
There is a gal I love so much,
and Mommy is her name-o.
M-O-M-M-Y, M-O-M-M-Y, M-O-M-M-Y,
and Mommy is her name-oh.
(repeat 5 more times. Replace singing the letter with a kiss!)

Matching color game based on The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Chester the Raccoon
Really misses his mom.
So she gave him a kiss
In the middle of his palm.
The kiss helps him,
When they are apart.
Can you help him
Find the matching heart?

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Mommy in Baby Sign Language

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

Check it out! 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

Scribbling and drawing help children develop eye-hand coordination and the fine motor skills they need to control and hold a pencil.

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