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 for our Read-to-Me Summer Program (petting zoo! music! puppets! fun!) starts on June 1st, and the program will run the week of June 13th through the week of July 18th.

Stories Shared:
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! By Bob Barner (Patterns available here.)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet):
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Flutter, Flutter Butterfly
The Beehive
Itsy Bitsy Spider
I’m a Little Teapot

Bonus Rhyme:
Way up high in the apple tree,
(Stretch arms in the air.)
Two little apples smiled at me.
(Hold up two fists.)
I shook the tree as hard as I could.
(Shake fists in the air.)
Down came the apples.
(Drop fists to lap. Mime biting into “apples”.)
Mmm, were they good!
(Pat tummy.)

Five Little Apples
(Chanted to Five Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Crocodile)
Five little apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm “you can’t eat me”,
Along comes Mr. Slinky Worm quiet as can be…
(Chant with 4,3,2,1)
(Used tree flannel, 5 apple flannels and a worm finger puppet)

Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (The Wiggle Song)

Tags: bugs, butterfly, insects, storytime

Going Buggy at Storytime

Today was the last Toddler Tales of the season:( I am going to miss all of my friends, but I hope that you’ll still come visit me at the library. I also hope that everyone signs up for our summer read-to-me program. Sign-ups start Monday, June 9th. The hour-long club presentations (with professional guest performers) start on Thursday, June 26th and run through July 31st. We’ll meet each Thursday at 10 am at the Central Library. Regular storytimes will resume sometime in late September or early October. I’ll keep you posted on the dates as that information becomes available. In celebration of a great storytime season, I gave out certificates and goody bags to the children. If you were unable to attend and would still like the certificate and bag for your child, please stop by the library and ask for Miss Jennifer (only if you’ve been a regular attendee).

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

Stories Shared:
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! By Bob Barner (used TumbleBooks off library website)
Five Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
Little Cockroach Martina (Story and Flannel pieces found in The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra)

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
If You’re Wearing Red Today
Five Little Ducks
The Beehive
Round and Round the Garden

Bonus Song:
“Flutter, Flutter Butterfly” (to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Flutter, flutter, butterfly.
Floating in the summer sky.
Floating by for all to see,
Floating by so merrily.
Flutter, flutter, butterfly,
Floating in the summer sky.

Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes (Silly Dance Contest)