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Storytime: Manners

Books “Please, Mr. Panda” by Steve Antony “Llama Lama Time to Share” by Anna Dewdney “Nobunny’s Perfect” by Anna Dewdney Sign Language Today we discussed how children can benefit from using sign language. Babies are capable of understanding words and their meanings much earlier than they are capable of speech. Studies have shown that regular… Read More Storytime: Manners

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Storytime: Penguins

Preschool – Books “If You Were a Penguin” by Wendell and Florence Minor “Playful Little Penguins” by Tony Mitton “Grumpy Pants” by Claire Messer Toddlers – Books “Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups” by Tadgh Bentley “Blue Penguin” by Petr Horacek “If You Were a Penguin” by Wendell and Florence Minor Five Perky Penguins Five perky… Read More Storytime: Penguins

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Storytime: Birthday

Books “Bears and a Birthday” by Shirley Parenteau “The Cake that Mack Ate” by Rose Robart “How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday” by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague Happy Birthday You can sing the happy birthday song to all of the children or to a character in the book. We sang it to Big Brown… Read More Storytime: Birthday

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Storytime: Hats

Books “Finders Keepers” by Keiko Kasza “Hooray for Hat!” by Brian Won “Whose Hat?” by Margaret Miller Grandma’s Glasses These are grandma’s glasses (circle fingers around eyes) This is grandma’s hat (place hands above head) And this is the way she folds her hands (interlace fingers) And lays them in her lap (put hands in… Read More Storytime: Hats

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Storytime: Horses

Books “Are You a Horse?” by Andy Rash “Noni the Pony” by Alison Lester “Clip-Clop” by Nicola Smee I’m a Little Cowboy (Tune: I’m a Little Teapot) I’m a little cowboy, here is my hat (tap head) Here are my spurs (tap feet) And here at my chaps (pat legs) When I get up, I… Read More Storytime: Horses

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Storytime: Sports

Books “Get Up and Go!” by Nancy Carlson “Goodnight Football” by Michael Dahl “Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play” by Kathryn Helen and Deborah Hembrook Baseball Player (Tune: Frere Jacques) Baseball player, baseball player Swing the bat, hit the ball (pretend to swing a bat) Run around the bases, run around the bases (run in… Read More Storytime: Sports

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Storytime: Thanksgiving

Books “The Night Before Thanksgiving” by Natasha Wing “Feast for 10” by Cathryn Falwell “Thank You, Thanksgiving” by David Milgrim Some Families Some families are large (arms out wide) Some families are small (put hands together) But I love my family best of all! (hug self or child) Source: Preschool Education We Eat Turkey (Tune:… Read More Storytime: Thanksgiving

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Storytime: Fall

Books “Mouse’s First Fall” by Lauren Thompson “Fall Leaves Fall!” by Zoe Hall “The Busy Little Squirrel” by Nancy Tafuri Mother Nature, Did You Sneeze (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle) Falling, falling, falling leaves (wiggle hands down) Mother nature did you sneeze? Aaaachoo Red ones, yellow ones, orange and brown (hold up fingers) Big ones, littles ones,… Read More Storytime: Fall

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Storytime: Garden

Books “Up, Down, and Around” by Katherine Ayres “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert “The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss Five Fat Peas Five fat peas in a peapod pressed (hold up 5 fingers and intertwine hands) One grew, two grew and so did all the rest (raise fingers up 1 by 1) They grew… Read More Storytime: Garden

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Storytime: Family

Books “Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa” by Anna Dewdney “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney “The Family Book” by Todd Parr Grandma’s Glasses These are grandma’s glasses (circle fingers around eyes) This is grandma’s hat (place hands above head) And this is the way she folds her hands (interlace fingers) And lays… Read More Storytime: Family