Category Archives: Toddler Storytime

Snowy Days are soon to come

Last Friday, I enjoyed doing a 20-minute toddler storytime for my nephew Jackson’s class at Crystal Lake Montessori School!

Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

Read-aloud #1 (Story Cards): Oh! by Kevin Henkes
Flannel: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. (Templates available here.)
Song/Fingerplay: Hands Up High
Read-aloud #2 (Story Cards): Disappearing Snowman
*Flannel: Five Little Snowmen
Song: Silly Hat Song
Read-aloud #3 (Sung): Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, version illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Action Song: Fun with Hands
Dancing Song: “The Wiggle Song” from Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye

*Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen round and fat.
Each one wearing a funny hat.
In the morning, out came the sun.
It looked down and melted one.

Pumpkin Time!

(Also: my nephew/godson Jackson’s FIRST storytime!) Hope everyone has a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! OPENING: Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: Five Little Pumpkins by Iris Van Rynbach OR Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman *Fingerplay: Once there was a pumpkin Read-aloud #2: Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor OR The Runaway PumpkinContinue Reading

Five Golden Songs

On the fifth day of December, Ms. Jennifer gave to all… FIVE GOLDEN SONGS!!!!! At yesterday’s Lincoln Story League (our local kiddie librarian idea swap), I shared five Silly Librarian approved action songs… Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me from Pete Seeger: Children’s Concert at Town Hall (live version) (Additional verses added here.) Let everyoneContinue Reading

Get Happy!

Happy New Year!!! The beginning of a new year is a great time to do a Happy Birthday and/or Celebrations storytime. Below is an oldie but goodie. Also: you may notice that some major changes are happening on this site (finally!). I am hoping to really start adding to this site this year and makeContinue Reading

Make Many Colorful Splashes!

Not only did we cover animals that make a splash, we also got in some counting and color identification. It was quite a wonderful and splashy way to end our storytime year and to introduce our “Make a Splash” Summer Reading theme. It was also a nice ending to my time here in Burbank. IContinue Reading

Wiggly Bugs

This week’s storytimes were BUG-tastic! Remember everybody that NEXT WEEK is our LAST storytime of the season! Be sure to come and celebrate our wonderful year together. Storytime will be on hiatus until the fall (date to be determined), but there will still be fun times at the Burbank Public Library this summer. Registration forContinue Reading

Families Give You Lots and Lots of Love!

This week’s storytimes celebrated families: mommies, daddies and babies, too! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there:) Stories Shared: Does a Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too? By Eric Carle What Mommies Do Best / What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell RhymesContinue Reading

Let's Get Clean!

Who needs a bath? A king, animals, a car, YOU! Stories Shared: King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey and Don Wood Bath Time by Sandra Boynton Mrs. Wishy-Washy by Joy Cowley The Scrubbly-Bubbly Car Wash by Irene O’Garden Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet.): Sometimes Old MacDonald Blackbirds I Clap MyContinue Reading

Storytime: Jungle Edition

If you’re happy and you know it, give a ROAR! Stories Shared: Head to Toe by Eric Carle (Patterns can be found here.) Peek and Pat: Hiding in the Jungle by Emma Davis Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree by Eileen Christelow If You’re Happy and You Know It (Jungle Edition) by James WarholaContinue Reading

Spring Gardening

Stories Shared: In My Garden by Ward Schumaker The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss The Enormous Turnip (Told with these patterns) Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Rhymes sheet.): Flutter, Flutter Butterfly Round and Round the Garden The Beehive If You’re Happy and You Know It Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Hands Up High BlackbirdsContinue Reading