Make Many Colorful Splashes!

Not only did we cover animals that make a splash, we also got in some counting and color identification. It was quite a wonderful and splashy way to end our storytime year and to introduce our “Make a Splash” Summer Reading theme.

It was also a nice ending to my time here in Burbank. I loved being a part of all your lives and will never forget you! Thanks for coming to storytime and for sharing stories, songs, dancing, puppets and bubbles with me.

Feel free to keep in touch (or keep track of me on this blog!), and have the best summer ever!

Stories Shared:
Little White Duck by Walt Whippo
The Wide-Mouthed Frog: a Pop-Up Book by Keith Faulkner
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin, Jr. (Finger Puppet Set available here.)

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet):
Hands Up High
Blackbirds
If You’re Happy and You Know It
I Clap My Hands
Thank You

Bonus Song:
Five Little Ducks (Flannel pieces can be purchased here. Lyrics and melody can be found here.)

Bonus Song:
If You’re Wearing Red Today
Tune: “Muffin Man”
If you’re wearing red today, Red today, red today, If you’re wearing red today, Stand up and shout “Hooray!”
Repeat for other colors

Music:
Bob McGrath: Bob’s Favorite Street Songs (Rubber Duckie; Put Down the Duckie)
Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes (Silly Dance Contest)

Farm Animals

It’s “farm animal” time! EIEIO! Also: Just 2 more weeks in our “winter storytime” session. We will be taking a short break the weeks of March 15 and 22. The spring session starts the week of March 29. As always, BV participants MUST register ahead of time. The Central storytimes will remain open with no registration necessary.

Books Shared:
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
Barn Sneeze by Karen B. Winnick
Mrs. Wishy-Washy by Joy Cowley
Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet.):
Old MacDonald
Not Say a Single Word
Rain is Falling Down
Fun with Hands
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Bonus Song:
Five Little Ducks (Flannel pieces can be purchased here. Melody can be listened to here.)
Five little ducks (Wiggle 5 fingers)
Went out one day
Over the hills (Make “hilly” motion with hand.)
and far away (Shield eyes as if looking out to sea.)
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.” (“Quack” with hand as if a puppet.)
But only four little ducks came back. (Show 4 fingers.)
Four little ducks…
Three little ducks…
Two little ducks…
One little duck…
Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
The sad mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack.”
And all of the five little ducks came back.

Music:
Dr. Jean & Friends (Tooty Ta; Mother Goony Bird)

For All Our Friends

Today’s storytime was all about FRIENDS! I am so happy to have lots of storytime friends come visit me every week. The more we get together, the happier we’ll be!

Stories Shared:
Being Friends by Karen Beaumont
Little Quack’s New Friend by Lauren Thompson
Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet–Spring 2009):
Where is Thumbkin?
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Tony Chestnut
Old MacDonald
Open, Shut Them
Stretching Fun

Bonus Song:
“Five Little Ducks” (Lyrics and melody can be found here.)
(Flannel set available through Artfelt.)

Music:
Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young
Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes (Silly Dance Contest)

Mr. Turkey and His Feathered Friends

Gobble Gobble Gobble! Quack Quack Quack! Today’s storytime was all about different kinds of birds including turkeys, chickens and ducks. Next week, the Library will be closed next Thursday for Turkey Day as well as the day after…so no storytime next week. We’ll be back in two weeks with more fun stories, songs and rhymes. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Sing a song of sixpence,
a pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
the birds began to sing.
Wasn’t that a dainty dish
to set before the king?

Books Shared:
Whose Chick are You? By Nancy Tafuri
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! By Mo Willems
Charlie Chick (Pop-Up Book) by Nick Denchfield and Ant Parker
I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
The Little Red Hen

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet.):
Mr. Turkey Went Out One Day
Ten Little Fingers
Apples
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Music:
Peter, Paul and Mary: Peter, Paul and Mommy, too
Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (Pig on Her Head)

Bonus Song:
“Five Little Ducks” (Lyrics and melody can be found here.)

Bonus Song:
“Hello Mr. Turkey” (to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It):
Hello, Mr. Turkey
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you?
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you?
With a gobble, gobble, gobble
and a wobble, wobble, wobble
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you?

Bonus Song (and Dance!):
“Turkey Jurkey” (to the tune of The Hokey Pokey)

You put your wing in
You put your wing out
You put your wing in
And you flap it all about
You do the Turkey Jurkey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your other wing in
You put your other wing out
You put your other wing in
And you flap it all about
You do the Turkey Jurkey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your beak in
You put your beak out
You put your beak in
And you shake it all about
You do the Turkey Jurkey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your tail feathers in
You put your tail feathers out
You put your tail feathers in
And you shake them all about
You do the Turkey Jurkey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about!

One for the Money…and Lots of Ducks!

Who do you think would win the race: Duck or Crocodile?? Well, at today’s storytime, Duck won the race! So, in his honor, we had a storytime all about DUCKS! It was just ducky!

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
One for the Money
One for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
And Four to go!

Stories Shared:
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Mucky Duck by Sally Grindley
Ducks, Ducks, Ducks by Carolyn Otto

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
If You’re Wearing Red Today
Down on Grandpa’s Farm
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Five Little Ducks
I’m a Little Teapot
Skidamarink

Music:
Bob McGrath: Bob’s Favorite Street Songs (includes a version of Rubber Ducky)
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (Hokey Pokey)