Opening Song: Hello, how are you?
Where the Giant Sleeps by Mem Fox, illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky (2007)
This is a beautifully illustrated book about where each of the many fantastical creatures we know from fairy tales and folklore get a good night's sleep. I love Mem Fox, and she didn't disappoint with this book!
Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (in English and Chinese, from from Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes by Faye-Lynn Wu, illustrations by Kieren Dutcher (2010))
Song: Moon Moon Moon
Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef by Mary Anne Berkes, illustrated by Jeanette Canyon (2004)
This book could be sung, but I was trying to cut down on the singing today, since I needed my voice for all three sessions. I love the colorful, illustrations that immerse the reader in the under sea atmosphere, and the counting aspect is always great with toddlers.
Flannel Board Rhyme: Five Pretty Sandcastles
(Check back on Friday for my Flannel Friday post, featuring this rhyme!)
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
It was in the third session, during this song that two families came in and wedged themselves in on either side of me. (I sit on a set of wooden risers at the back of the room, and allow anyone who can't sit on the floor to occupy the far ends. I usually keep a pretty wide space, though, for flapping my arms and making gestures.) One of the adults was so close, she was actually almost in my lap, and they kept moving in on me from both sides! I was so claustrophobic, and I ended up having to stand up to finish the session.
Song: ABCD Medley
Song: There's a Little Wheel a-Turnin' In My Heart (session 1 only)
Goodbye Song: Skinnamarink