Mother Goose Loves Books and Rhymes!

HONK! HONK! We had a very special visitor today. Mama Goose flew to the south to hear some of her favorite rhymes at storytime. There are lots of Mother Goose books in the 398.8 section in the children’s library. We love books!

Nursery Rhymes of the Week:
We did a million gazillion nursery rhymes this week in honor of Mother Goose. Okay, maybe not that many.
Little Miss Muffet
Humpty Dumpty
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Jack and Jill
Jack Be Nimble
Hickory Dickory Dock
Hey Diddle Diddle

(Links to the text of these rhymes can be found at this website.)
(Flannel figures for the rhymes can be purchased here.)

Stories Shared:
I Like Books by Anthony Browne
Book! by Kristine O’Connell George

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet.):
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Stretching Fun
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Ten in the Bed
Tony Chestnut

Music:
Re-Bop Records: Bouncin’ with Mother Goose
Me and My Bean Bag (Take that Bean Bag)

NEW Storytime Resources Page

Hello Everybody, How Do You Do?

I just finished writing a new page for my blog. Under Pages, you’ll find “Storytime Resources”. Here, I share my favorite books and websites that I use for storytime planning including resources on program planning, puppets, flannels, props, nursery rhyme coloring sheets, Mother Goose, music, storytelling and early literacy. Throughout the years, I’ve received many questions from parents, teachers and fellow librarians about where I purchase my “toys”, how I get my ideas, and where one can find out more about early language development. Hopefully, this new page will help answer some questions and also inspire more fun with language. Storytime is a wonderful way to help get young children excited about books, reading and learning…not to mention it’s a lot of fun! I am sure that I will continue to update this Resources page as new resources come to my attention.