Bodacious Body

Everyone, I am 3 posts behind! I’ve been very busy at the library as well as buried in the IL snow. It’s been a crazy winter. Can’t wait for spring!!!

Here’s the “Body” storytime that I did 2/3 at my Panera and Randall Oaks storytimes. I also did a version for my Family Literacy Connection library visit at Golfview School on 2/6. I’m not posting the order of stories, rhymes and songs since I switched it up for the three different visits. (And since it’s been 2 weeks, I hardly remember exactly what order I did everything in!)

Stories:
We’ve All Got Bellybuttons! by David Martin
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley (Puppet available here.)
Head to Toe by Eric Carle (Flannel patterns can be found here.)
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
All of Me! by Molly Bang
Do You Ears Hang Low? by Caroline Jayne Church
It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr

Rhymes and Songs:
If You Wanna Hear a Story
Fun with Hands
Ten Little Fingers
I Wiggle My Fingers
My Name is Joe
Sometimes
Tony Chestnut
My Hands Say Thank You
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
We Wave Good-bye Like This

Music:
Me and My Bean Bag (Take that Bean Bag)

Royal Ribs (& the Rest of the Body!)

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
Song/Fingerplay: Tony Chestnut
Read-aloud #2: Cowlick! by Christin Ditchfield
Story Prop: Head to Toe by Eric Carle (Patterns can be found here.)
Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
Read-aloud #3: The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Song/Fingerplay: Fun with Hands
Read-aloud #4: Parts by Tedd Arnold
Song/Fingerplay: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

How I wonder…All about my body!

It’s always good to see my friends at the library! I’m sad to say that NEXT WEEK will be our LAST STORYTIME of the season…but I hope that everyone will join us for our super fun summer reading program at the library starting June 26! See you next week!

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!

Stories Shared:
Head to Toe by Eric Carle
My Nose, Your Nose by Melanie Walsh
Here are my Hands by Bill Martin
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Busy Toes by C.W. Bowie

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Fun with Hands
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Skidamarink

Bonus Song:
Do Your Ears Hang Low? (Lyrics and Melody can be found here. Miss Jennifer made the song extra silly by wearing pantyhose on her head and pretending the “legs” were her ears! We only sang the first verse.)

Music:
Sharon, Lois & Bram: Mainly Mother Goose
Me and My Bean Bag (Take that Bean Bag)

Hey Diddle Diddle!…Move that body!

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey diddle diddle,
The cat sat on the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon
The little dog laughed to see such a fun
And the dish ran away with spoon.

Books Shared:
Wiggle by Doreen Cronin
Cha Cha Chimps by Julie Durango
Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Tommy Thumb
Tony Chestnut
Ten in a Bed

Music:
Greg and Steve’s Kids in Motion (Animal Action)
Hap Palmer’s Holiday Magic (Jingle Bells)