Storytime Round-Up: June 22

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

Books

link to 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: One Bright Scarf
Act out with scarf or towel.
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold scarf in hand)
Wiggle it high (wiggle scarf above head)
Wiggle it low (wiggle scarf by knees)
Shake it fast (wiggle scarf quickly)
Shake it slow (wiggle scarf slowly)
Behind your back, Where did it go?(bring out empty hands)

Little Mouse

Little Clapping Mouse
Give two claps after each line * *
Behind the tree * * And under the house * *
There lived a teeny * * Tiny mouse * *
She loved to sing * * She loved to tap * *
But most of all * * She loved to clap * *
She clapped all night * * She clapped all day * * She clapped to frighten * *
The cat away * * * * * * * * (lots of claps)

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

Make sure your child has lots of opportunities to talk with you, not just listen to you talk. (babble for babies) 

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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.