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Letter T Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester I love Helen Lester!  Her books are so funny and cute, and they always have a great message.  Tacky is one of her shorter stories, but it has a great message about individuality.   RHYME:  "I Had a Little Turtle" Credit:  walls became the world I had… Continue reading Letter T Storytime

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Letter S Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  Tiger Can't Sleep  by S. J. Fore Parents will definitely enjoy this story about a little boy who can't get to sleep because the Tiger in his closet won't be quiet.  This is a very cute story that turns the typical bedtime situation for parents and children on its… Continue reading Letter S Storytime

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Letter R Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister One of my childhood favorites!  I love the story of the Rainbow Fish and its message of generosity.  I have heard the complaints about this book, and I realize that some people struggle with the subtexts.  But, everyone at my storytime seemed to like… Continue reading Letter R Storytime

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Letter Q Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  Quiet! by Paul Bright I really like this story, and I think that a lot of parents will sympathize with the "be-quiet-my-child-is-sleeping" storyline.  The surprise ending is fun, but I don't know if my storytime kids really understood what was going on.   FINGERPLAY:  "Quiet Mouse" Credit:  Storytime Katie Here’s a quiet… Continue reading Letter Q Storytime

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Letter P Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester I don't see very many storytime librarians using Helen Lester's books, but I LOVE them.  Her stories are always funny, and they always teach an important lesson in a way that doesn't feel didactic.    FINGERPLAY:  "Two Mother Pigs" Credit:  Storytime Katie Two mother… Continue reading Letter P Storytime