It’s Buggy Out There

Summertime also means bugs… I will be repeating a version of this storytime at my Panera Milk and Cookies (Registration Only) and my Randall Oaks (Open, Drop-in!) storytimes on Monday, August 5!

I will be repeating a Silly Stories storytime at Rakow next Wednesday, July 31.

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Giant Pop-Out Bugs : a Pop-Out Surprise Book
Fingerplay: Where is Thumbkin?
Song with Bugs Activity Glove: Sing Along Bug Songs (from Lakeshore Learning… doesn’t appear to be available anymore, unfortunately)
Read-aloud #2: Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier
Fingerplay: Beehive
Prop Story: “The Hair-Raising Adventures of Sara Susan” from Glad Rags: Stories and Activities Featuring Clothes for Children by Jan Irving and Robin Currie
Read Aloud #3: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Song/Fingerplay: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Storytelling Activity: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (using story props)
*Song: Flutter, Flutter Butterfly
Read Aloud #4: Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
(“Dancing” Song: “Jumping and Counting” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem)

*Flutter, Flutter Butterfly (to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Flutter, flutter, butterfly.
Floating in the summer sky.
Floating by for all to see,
Floating by so merrily.
Flutter, flutter, butterfly,
Floating in the summer sky.

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

Summ-Summ-Summertime!

It’s Summertime! I had a great time at the Gail Borden Rakow Branch. I will be repeating this summer storytime at my Panera Milk and Cookies storytime in Elgin on Monday, July 15.

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon
Action Rhyme: Hands up High
Fingerplay: Two Little Penguins
Read-aloud #2: How Will We Get to the Beach? By Brigitte Luciani
*Flannel: A Dozen Dogs
Read Aloud #3: Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London
Song/Fingerplay/Props: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Read Aloud #4 (Story Cards): Marshmallow Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan
Fingerplay: Five Fat Sausages
Read Aloud #5: Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems
(“Dancing” Song: “Goldfish” from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band)

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

*A Dozen Dogs (Source unknown. We had a staff artist make beautiful flannel pieces of the different dogs.)
Two dogs going to the beach
Want to come along?
One fat dog
One skinny dog
One white dog
One black dog
One black and white dog
All going to the beach
Two brown dogs–They look like twins
Three hungry puppies–They like hot dogs!
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 dogs at the beach

Beach Time!

Summer is not quite over yet! Let’s go to the beach!

Beaches Preschool Storytime with Jennifer: May 22, 2007

OPENING:
Intro Song: “Under the Sea”
Puppet Act: goldfish
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: How Will We Get to the Beach? By Brigitte Luciani
Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Flannel: Mr. Gumpy’s Outing
Read-aloud #2: Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae (only read first part)
*Fingerplay: Catching a Fish
Read-aloud #3: Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London
Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands with Me

MOVIE:
Fish is Fish

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

*One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Then I let him go again!
Why did I let him go?
Because he bit my finger so.
Which finger did he bite?
The little one on the right.