Movin’& Groovin’ Toddlers

WAHOO! Another dance party! This time with ages 2-4 🙂 This time, I remembered to take photos…. BUT, unfortunately, none of them turned out 🙁 I need to work on my photography skills!

As a reminder, the next round of storytimes starts up next week!

“Can’t Wait to Celebrate” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
“The Bean Bag” (with bean bags) from Hap Palmer’s Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“The Goldfish” (used our bean bags as pillow rocks) from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band
“Baby Shark” from Pinkfong
“Very, Very Tall” from Old Town School of Folk Music’s Wiggleworms Love You
“Dancing Scarf Blues” (with scarves) from Carole Peterson’s Dancing Feet
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” (kept our scarves out for this one) from Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael’s Rockin’ Red
“Finger in the Air” from Miss Carole’s Baloney!
“I Know a Chicken” (with shakers) from Laurie Berkner’s Whaddaya Think of That?
“Shake with You” (with shakers) from Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael’s Bouncy Blue
 “Monster Mash” (with bubbles) from Halloween Jams Kids Dance Party         
 “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (freestyle/exit music) from Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


November 2017 “Holiday Food” Toddler Visit

It’s been a while since I’ve done a toddler-only storytime. Today, I met some new friends at a local daycare.

Opening: If You Want to Hear a Story
Book: Today is Monday by Eric Carle
Fingerplay: Apples
*Prop Visual: The Colors We Eat On Thanksgiving
Fingerplay: Sausages
Flannel: The Enormous Turnip
Song: “I Feel Crazy so I Jump in the Soup”

Schools visited: Little Bear Academy

*One of my co-workers made a great visual (see photo). The turkey’s stomach circle is clear, so you can put colored sheets of paper in a pocket behind the stomach. I used small squares of different colored construction paper. On one side of the paper, I put a photo of a Thanksgiving food that was the the color of the paper. (The other side was blank, just that color.) Here are the words (food) to go with the visual:
I eat many colors on Thanksgiving…
The turkey is… (brown)
The corn is… (yellow)
The beans are… (green)
The pumpkin pie is… (orange)
The cranberries are… (red)
The potatoes are… (brown) When I peel the potatoes and make mashed potatoes, they are… (white)
So many colors I eat on Thanksgiving!