Families Give You Lots and Lots of Love!

This week’s storytimes celebrated families: mommies, daddies and babies, too! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there:)

Stories Shared:
Does a Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too? By Eric Carle
What Mommies Do Best / What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff
What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet):
Five Little Monkeys
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Hands Up High
Blackbirds
Old MacDonald
I Clap My Hands

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

My Dad

We won’t be having storytimes during the Father’s Day (we’re off for the summer), so I thought that we’d do some stories about daddies. I hope that everyone comes next week for our last storytime of the year–we will have lots of fun (as always)!

Stories Shared:
Daddies Give You Horsey Rides by Abby Levine
What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff
My Dad by Anthony Browne
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (Story pattern here.)

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet–Spring 2009):
Sometimes
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Five Little Monkeys
Five Little Sausages
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Open, Shut Them
Stretching Fun

Music:
Sharon, Lois & Bram: Great Big Hits
Me and My Bean Bag (Take that Bean Bag)

Mothers Love Us!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mommas out there!

Stories Shared:
Does a Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too? By Eric Carle
Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler (Story Pattern here.)
I Love My Mommy Because… by Laurel Porter-Gaylord
Lots of Moms by Shelley Rotner

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet–Spring 2009):
Open, Shut Them
Where is Thumbkin?
Tony Chestnut
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Five Little Monkeys
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

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

I Love My Sisters…and Brothers, Too!

My sister Mari is visiting me this week! In her honor, we did stories about siblings today…

Stories Shared:
Hello, Lulu by Caroline Uff
My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman
Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera
Minnie and Her Baby Brother by Melanie Walsh
The Three Little Kittens

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet–Spring 2009):
Skidamarink
Tony Chestnut
Hammer Song
Open, Shut Them
I’m a Little Teapot
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Music:
Brother Yusef: Kids Get the Blues Too
Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes (Silly Dance Contest)