Farm Animals, E-I-E-I-O!

Wowsers! We were all very good listeners today, so we got to read lots of books about farm animals. Miss Jennifer was very silly…she balanced lots of animals on her head: a pig, a chicken, a dog, a cat and a sheep! She also had a BOOK on her head…and it didn’t fall off when she walked across the room! So silly! Storytime is so much fun 🙂

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Baa, Baa Black Sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full;
One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Books Shared:
Cows in the Kitchen by June Crebbin
Barn Sneeze by Karen B. Winnick
Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee
The Farmer in the Dell (pictures by Mary Maki Rae)
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet.):
Old MacDonald
Mr. Turkey Went Out One Day
I Wiggle My Fingers
Not Say a Single Word
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Music for Little People: A Child’s Celebration of Folk Music
Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (Pig on Her Head)
Greg and Steve’s Kids in Motion (Animal Action)

Rocking Horse…Giddy Up, Cowboys!

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Rocking Horse
Rickety, rickety rocking horse,
Over the fields we go
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Giddy up, giddy up, WHOA!

Stories Shared:
Cowboy ABC by Chris Demarest
Giddy Up, Cowgirl by Jarrett Krosoczka
“Do Cowboys Ride Bikes?” from book by Kathy Tucker
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
Itsy Bitsy
Cap, Mittens, Shoes and Socks
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Old MacDonald
Rain is Falling Down

Bonus Rhyme:
I’m a little cowboy.
Here is my hat
(point to self, then to hat)
Here are my spurs
(point to your heels)
And here are my chaps
(pat legs)
As soon as I get up,
(stretch, pretend to wake up)
I work all day
(pretend to lasso a cow)
I get on my horse
(pretend to get on a horse)
And ride away.
(Pretend to gallop on a horse)

Yodel the Cowboy Way with Riders in the Sky
Barney’s Favorites (Sally the Camel)