Storytime Themes

Interactive Books Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language)Credit: Jbrary BOOK: Don't Push the Button  by Ian Bill Cotter This book a quintessential interactive book and one of the kids' favorites of this week. BOOK: Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups  by Tadgh Bentley Little Penguin has officially become one of my storytime favorites. I'm not the greatest "fake-hiccuper" in the… Continue reading Interactive Books Storytime

Storytime Themes

Unbirthday Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language)Credit: Jbrary BOOK: Don't Spill the Beans!  by Ian Schoenherr Somewhere I got the idea to use this book at the beginning of storytime before I told the kids what the theme was. They loved it! It built the suspense perfectly and helped hook them into the party idea. THEME DISCUSSIONDon't Spill… Continue reading Unbirthday Storytime

Storytime Themes

Birds Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language)Credit: Jbrary BOOK: Birds  by Kevin Henkes FINGERPLAY:  "Two Little Blackbirds"Credit: thelibraryann Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill Put 2 forefingers and thumb on each shoulderOne named Jack and the other named JillFly away Jack, fly away JillCome back Jack, come back Jill Verses:...sitting on a stick, named slow and quick...sitting… Continue reading Birds Storytime

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Dessert Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language)Credit: Jbrary BOOK: Whopper Cake  by Karma Wilson I really like this book, but even I was surprised and how much my storytime kids enjoyed this story.  It was the illustrations that really seemed to draw them in.  I think that the idea of an unimaginably enormous cake is very exciting for young children.   ACTION SONG:  "Do Your Ears Hang Low"Credit: my 90s childhood watching Barney Do your ears hang low?Do they wobble to and fro?Can you tie them in a knot?Can you tie them in a bow?Can you throw them o’er your shoulderLike… Continue reading Dessert Storytime