What’s Your Name?

I am settling in to my new library. Perhaps the hardest part is remembering everyone’s name!

Names Outreach Class Visit with Jennifer: September 19, 2008


Name song: Pig on Her Head (Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz)
Opening song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Opening fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers


Fingerplay: Two Little Blackbirds
Read-aloud #1: Catalina Magdelena… by Tedd Arnold
Flannel song: BINGO
Read-aloud #2: Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name by Suzanne Williams
*Song (with actions): “Hi, My Name is Joe”
Read-aloud#3: Silly Sally
Flannel song: “Aiken Drum”
Read-aloud #4: No, David by David Shannon
Song: Fun with Hands


Closing song: We Wave Goodbye

*“Hi, My Name is Joe”
(I learned this from Sharon, Lois and Bram when I was a kid.)
(Have kids join you in movements.)

Hi. My name is Joe and I work in a button factory..
I got a wife and a dog and a family.
One day, my boss comes up to me. He says,
“Hi Joe, are you busy?”
I say “No”
He says,
“Okay, turn the button with your right hand.””
(make the motion with your right hand)

You repeat this with…
…turn the button with your left hand.
…turn the button with your right foot.
…turn the button with your left foot.
…turn the button with your head.

And then the next time he says…
”Joe, are you busy?”
You shout – “YES!”

2 thoughts to “What’s Your Name?”

    1. Thanks, Tina 🙂 I’m trying to get better at posting (at least weekly). I’m still using “archives” of storytimes I hadn’t posted yet. I don’t think that I get to present any new storytimes at my job for a couple of months… though I will be assisting at storytimes for the next three weeks. I miss you!

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