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Letter N Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  The Perfect Nest  by Catherine Friend Such a fun book to read aloud.  Each of the birds has a very distinct accent, which is fun to imitate, and the story is really cute.  Definitely a new favorite of mine.   FINGERPLAY:  "This Little Squirrel" Credit: Storytime Katie This little squirrel said, “Let’s… Continue reading Letter N Storytime

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Christmas Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear!  by Audrey Wood I love Don and Audrey Wood so much.  This book has some subtle messages between the text and the illustrations, but most of the kids understood what was happening.  I asked some comprehension questions after I finished reading to reinforce the story.  … Continue reading Christmas Storytime

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Letter M Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming This book got some good laughs, and it gave me plenty of opportunities to be dramatically emotional.  It is a little long, but my audience for this storytime was primarily older kids, and they didn't have any problems with it. FLANNEL RHYME:  "Five Little… Continue reading Letter M Storytime

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Letter L Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  How to Hide a Lion  by Helen Stephens A charming little story with appealing illustrations and a sweet ending.  This book was an obscure find, but definitely worth it.  SHAKER EGG SONG: "Wimoweh" by Laurie Berkner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdnME-ManJA I love this song (mostly because I associate it with The Lion King), so I… Continue reading Letter L Storytime

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Thanksgiving Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  Bear Says Thanks  by Karma Wilson Karma Wilson's books are always so sweet and heartfelt, without being too sappy.  I love how she highlighted the true spirit of Thanksgiving in this story in such a simple way.  And the Bear books always provide some easy audience participation because the… Continue reading Thanksgiving Storytime

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Letter K Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale  by Mo Willems What can I say about Knuffle Bunny that hasn't already been said?  I love this book, it's adorable, and the "K" is not silent. BOOK:  King Bidgood's in the Bathtub  by Audrey Wood This book was a Caldecott finalist in the 1980s, and… Continue reading Letter K Storytime

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Letter J Storytime

OPENING:  "Hello Friends" (with sign language) Credit: Jbrary BOOK:  Joey Runs Away by Jack Kent BOOK AND FINGER PUPPETS:  Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow These monkey finger puppets came from my Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree flannel set. BOOK AND FLANNEL:  Jamberry by Bruce Degen Flannel credit goes to Jbrary.  However, this book is a childhood favorite… Continue reading Letter J Storytime