It’s Summertime! I had a great time at the Gail Borden Rakow Branch. I will be repeating this summer storytime at my Panera Milk and Cookies storytime in Elgin on Monday, July 15.

Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

Read-aloud #1: Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon
Action Rhyme: Hands up High
Fingerplay: Two Little Penguins
Read-aloud #2: How Will We Get to the Beach? By Brigitte Luciani
*Flannel: A Dozen Dogs
Read Aloud #3: Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London
Song/Fingerplay/Props: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Read Aloud #4 (Story Cards): Marshmallow Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan
Fingerplay: Five Fat Sausages
Read Aloud #5: Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems
(“Dancing” Song: “Goldfish” from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band)

Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

*A Dozen Dogs (Source unknown. We had a staff artist make beautiful flannel pieces of the different dogs.)
Two dogs going to the beach
Want to come along?
One fat dog
One skinny dog
One white dog
One black dog
One black and white dog
All going to the beach
Two brown dogs–They look like twins
Three hungry puppies–They like hot dogs!
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 dogs at the beach

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