March 2017 “Road Trip” Toddler Storytime

Opening: If You Want to Hear a Story
Book: Race Car Count by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
*Flannel: Five Fast Race Cars
Action Song: Hands Up High
Song: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Flannel Song: The Wheels on the Bus
Dancing Song: “Silly Dance Contest” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
Closing: We Wave Goodbye

Schools visited: Little Bear Academy

*Five Fast Race Cars (Source unknown)
Five fast race cars speeding round the track.
The first car said, “I can’t look back!”
The second car said, “Oh, no! I’m out of gas!”
The third car said, “Beep! Beep! I’m fast!”
The fourth car said, “Watch my tires spin.”
The fifth car said, “Vroom, vroom. I win!”
Then beep went a horn and flash went the lights,
And five fast race cars sped out of sight!

March 2017 “Road Trip” Pre-K Visits

It’s hard to believe that I am already going on my last round of visits for the school year! I really loved visiting the Pre-K classes this year… I am already looking forward to the next school year!

Opening: If You Want to Hear a Story
Book: Toad on the Road by Stephen Shaskan
Flannel Song: The Wheels on the Bus
Book: Moo! By David LaRochelle
Flannel: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw (flannel pieces here)
Dancing Song: “Face the Facts” from Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times
Closing: We Wave Goodbye

Schools visited: Horizon, Little Bear Academy

Travelin’ Places this Summer!

I’m going post crazy today! I hope that everyone is having a great summer! I was thinking about all of the traveling that takes place during summer vacation, so I decided to share a Transportation preschool storytime of mine. You can see my actual format that I used. Come back next Friday for another preschool storytime post!

Transportation Preschool Storytime with Jennifer: May 1, 2007

OPENING:
Intro Song: “Riding in My Car” (Woody Guthrie’s Woody’s 20 Grow Big Songs)
Fingerplay: The Airplane (found in book I’m a Little Teapot, p190)
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Flannel Song: Wheels on the Bus
Read-aloud #2: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Rhyme: Peanut Sat on a Railway Track
Read-aloud #3: The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
Song (Chant): Down By the Station

MOVIE:
Trashy Town

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

CRAFT OR HANDOUT:
Fire Engine Coloring Handout

Getting Places with Transportation

“Things that Go” storytimes are always very popular, and this was a great way to finish up our Winter Storytime Sessions. We will start up again in two weeks on the week of March 29. Signups for the Spring Storytime Session over at the Buena Vista Library start next Wednesday, March 17 (St. Paddy’s Day!). Storytimes over at the Central and Northwest Libraries will remain open with no registration required. Have a great spring break, everyone! I am going away to have fun at the Public Library Association Conference in Portland, Oregon 🙂 See you in two weeks!

Books Shared:
Who is Driving? by Leo Timmers
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Rhymes sheet.):
Open, Shut Them
Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum
Where is Thumbkin?
If You’re Wearing Red Today
Thank You
Tony Chestnut

Bonus Song:
The Wheels on the Bus
(Melody and lyrics can be found here.)
(Patterns can be found here.)

Music:
Music for Little People: Most Amazing Truck, Train & Plane Songs
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (Little Old Wagon)
Me and My Bean Bag (Take that Bean Bag)

Things that Go!

Vroom! Choo Choo! Beep! Whoosh! Today’s storytime was all about transportation or things that go…

Books Shared:
Row Your Boat by Anthony Lishak (pop-up)
Sputter Sputter Sput! by Babs Bell
Freight Train by Donald Crews
I Love Planes! by Philemon Sturges

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Rhymes sheet.):
Sometimes
My Eyes Can See
Tommy Thumb
If You’re Wearing Red Today
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Bonus Song:
The Wheels on the Bus
(Melody and lyrics can be found here.)
(Patterns can be found here, though link does not always work.)

Music:
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (Little Old Wagon and Hokey Pokey)