fun with stories, rhymes & songs

Monsters don’t scare me (again)!

Last week at pajama storytime and this week at my Randall Oaks storytime, I repeated my “Monsters don’t scare me!” storytime. I added in dancing with scarves to “Monster Mash” (from Kidz Bop: Halloween Party). It was a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit. Next week is our last week of the fall storytime session, and we’ll be doing a Halloween storytime. Kids are invited to preview their costumes :) See you then!

Sloths Hang Out in the Rainforest

It’s World Rainforest Week… and October 19 is Sloth International Day… so I found it appropriate to do a Sloth/Rainforest Storytime. Plus I had sloth socks and a sloth puppet that I wanted to show off! As the kids gathered for storytime, I showed them fun pictures of real sloths from A Little Book ofContinue Reading

Bear Season

Bears always win at storytime OPENING: Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: Thank You Bear by Greg Foley Flannel Song: Animals on the Bus Fingerplay: 10 Little Fingers Read-aloud #2: The Three Bears by Byron Barton *Flannel: 5 Little Bears **Fingerplay: The Beehive Flannel: Fall Words riddles Read-aloud #3:Continue Reading

October Stories

I’ve started a new school year with Literacy Connection ESL families at Golfview! The families enjoy learning and practicing English by participating in these for-all-ages storytimes. Opening Song: “Hands Are For Clapping” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song Read-aloud #1: The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall *Fingerplay: Apples Read-aloud #2: Creepy Carrots! byContinue Reading

Autumn leaves are falling down…

It’s fall! My favorite season OPENING: Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall *Fingerplay: Apples Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them Read-aloud #2: The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri **Flannel: 5 Little Acorns Action Song: Peanut Butter and Jelly Read-aloud #3: We’re Going onContinue Reading

Let’s Clap Our Hands for Ice Cream!

September 22 is National Ice Cream Cone Day! YUM! OPENING: Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems Flannel: Ice Cream Colors (by Susan M. Paprocki, in 1001 Rhymes and Fingerplays, p. 198) Action Song: If You’re Wearing Red Today Read-aloud #2:Continue Reading

Wedding Love

Today is my seventh wedding anniversary! To celebrate, we did a wedding-themed storytime, Hokey Pokey and all! OPENING: Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: Jake Baked the Cake by B.G. Hennessy *Fingerplay: Make a Cake Action Song: Tony Chestnut Read-aloud #2: The Ring Bearer by Laura Godwin Flannel: TheContinue Reading

To the Moon!

The fall storytime session has BLASTED OFF! We have seven more weeks of fun ahead of us OPENING: Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes Flannel: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw (Flannel pieces here.) Action Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little StarContinue Reading

Fox River Valley Public Library District Fall Storytimes

It’s almost time for storytimes to start back up at the Dundee and Randall Oaks Branch Libraries! The fall session runs September 8 to October 31. See the library online events calendar for more information.

A Zoo to You!

In celebration of me going to the zoo last Saturday and of our upcoming A Zoo to You! program at the Dundee Library (Real live animals! At the library!), our last summer storytime (sniff sniff) was all about Zoo Animals Our fall storytime schedule starts back up on Monday, September 8! Have a great restContinue Reading