My Name is (Jennifer)

New storytime session. New kids. New names…

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name by Suzanne Williams
*Flannel song: “Aiken Drum”
Read-aloud #2: My Name is Elizabeth by Annika Dunklee
**Song (with actions): “Hi, My Name is Joe”
Read-aloud #3: No, David by David Shannon
***Song: Tony Chestnut
Read-aloud #4: Catalina Magdelena… by Tedd Arnold
Action Rhyme: Hands up High
Fingerplay: Two Little Blackbirds
Read-aloud #5: Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
Song: Fun with Hands
(Dancing Song: “Silly Dance Contest” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song)

CLOSING:
Closing song: We Wave Goodbye

* Aiken Drum
There was a man lived in the moon,
lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
He played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
And his eyes were made of gum drops…
And his nose was a banana…
And his mouth was a watermelon…
And is hair was made of green beans…
(Templates can be found in the book 52 Programs for Preschoolers: The Librarian’s Year-Round Planner by Diane Briggs.)

** “Hi, My Name is Joe”(I learned this from Sharon, Lois and Bram when I was a kid.)
(Have kids join you in movements.)

Hi. My name is Joe and I work in a button factory..
I got a wife and a dog and a family.
One day, my boss comes up to me. He says,
“Hi Joe, are you busy?”
I say “No”
He says,
“Okay, turn the button with your right hand.””
(make the motion with your right hand)

You repeat this with…
…turn the button with your left hand.
…turn the button with your right foot.
…turn the button with your left foot.
…turn the button with your head.

And then the next time he says…
”Joe, are you busy?”
You shout – “YES!”

*** Tony Chestnut
(Point to appropriate parts of the body>)
Toe Knee Chest Nut (head)
Nose Eye Love (heart)
You (point to others)
Toe Knee Nose, Toe Knee Nose
Toe Knee Chest Nut (head)
Nose Eye Love (heart)
You (point to others)
That’s what Toe Knee Nose.

What’s Your Name?

I am settling in to my new library. Perhaps the hardest part is remembering everyone’s name!

Names Outreach Class Visit with Jennifer: September 19, 2008

OPENING:

Introduction
Name song: Pig on Her Head (Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz)
Opening song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Opening fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers

PROGRAM:

Fingerplay: Two Little Blackbirds
Read-aloud #1: Catalina Magdelena… by Tedd Arnold
Flannel song: BINGO
Read-aloud #2: Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name by Suzanne Williams
*Song (with actions): “Hi, My Name is Joe”
Read-aloud#3: Silly Sally
Flannel song: “Aiken Drum”
Read-aloud #4: No, David by David Shannon
Song: Fun with Hands

CLOSING:

Closing song: We Wave Goodbye

*“Hi, My Name is Joe”
(I learned this from Sharon, Lois and Bram when I was a kid.)
(Have kids join you in movements.)

Hi. My name is Joe and I work in a button factory..
I got a wife and a dog and a family.
One day, my boss comes up to me. He says,
“Hi Joe, are you busy?”
I say “No”
He says,
“Okay, turn the button with your right hand.””
(make the motion with your right hand)

You repeat this with…
…turn the button with your left hand.
…turn the button with your right foot.
…turn the button with your left foot.
…turn the button with your head.

And then the next time he says…
”Joe, are you busy?”
You shout – “YES!”