Thanks, Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there…

Theme: Moms (May 2006 Outreach)

*My Mom by Anthony Browne
Where is My Mommy? by Julie Downing (CP)
*Thanks, Mom by Ed Emberley
Even Firefighters HUG Their Moms by Christine Cole MacLean
*I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
What Mommies Do Best by Laura Numeroff
Kiss Kiss! by Margaret Wild

Big Books:
Ten Little Monkeys

Mama Kangaroo

Monkey Mitt:
Five Little Ducks


Flowers for Mom:
I’ll pick some flowers for my Mom.
To make a nice bouquet (pick flowers)
I’ll give her a smile (smile)
And say, Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Knives and Forks:
These are Mother’s knives and forks (fingers interlocked and pointing up)
This is Mother’s table. (reverse interlock and point fingers downward)
This is Mother’s looking glass (keep interlocked – raise pointer fingers tip to tip)
And this is Baby’s cradle. (keep interlocked – raise pointer and little finger tip to tip)

Is Your Mama a Llama?
The Most Beautiful Hen in the Barnyard

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
Old MacDonald
I Clap My Hands

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

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

Dr. Jean & Friends (Mother Goony Bird)

Mother's Day

Hooray for Moms! After storytime today, we made a flower craft. We used green popsicle sticks, paper flower/leaf cut-outs and homemade green playdough. We made little flowers, and then stuck them inside a small cup using the playdough. I’ll include the recipe down below. My first batch turned out great…but the next two batches were too sticky…hmm. I used a different bag of flour for the last 2, so I am wondering if a certain type of flour works better for this particular recipe. (There are a few different no-cook and cooking recipes searchable via the Web.)

I also wanted to let everyone know that the rhymes that we use each week (the ones on the sheets that I pass out) are now available on this site. They’re listed as “Toddler Storytime Rhymes” under Pages on the sidebar. I hope to eventually include some sound recordings of some of the rhymes as well.

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Cackle, Cackle, Mother Goose
Cackle, cackle, Mother Goose,
Have you any feathers loose?
Truly have I, pretty fellow,
Quite enough to fill a pillow.

Stories Shared:
My Very First Mother Goose edited by Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? By Eric Carle
Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name by Suzanne Williams
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
Five Little Ducks
Round and Round the Garden
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Bonus Rhyme:
Silly Hat Song
(Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
[Repeat using foot, elbow and knee.]

Music for Little People: Toddler Favorites
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (I am a Fine Musician)

3 cups four
1/3 cup salt
2 tbsp oil (vegetable)
1 cup water
food coloring

Mix dry ingredients with oil. Add food coloring to water and mix together. Add water to flour/salt/oil mixture slowly (about 1/4 cup at a time) and mix together with a spoon. Once you’ve added all the water, knead the dough with your hands.