It's supposed to hit 101 here today, and that meant a large story time crowd, trying to beat the heat. The sessions were on the shorter side today - I thought they were each 20 minutes, but I had a complaint that the last one was only 15. Oh well. In any case, it was mostly a success. This format really works!
Opening Song: Hello, how are you?
Grandma Calls Me Gigglepie by J.D. Lester, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
A little boy and a series of animals each share the special nicknames given to them by their grandmothers. My favorite is the baby crab, nicknamed Twinkle Toes! (This one's an oversized board book. We have some really nice ones at my library now!)
Rhyme: Here Are Grandma's Glasses
A Fabulous Fair Alphabet by Debra Frasier
I chose this one because it was so eye catching, and the kids seemed to like it, though I lost them about halfway through. I love the two-page spreads for "Cotton Candy" and "Large Lemonade."
Song: Shake My Sillies Out
Song: I'm a Little Teapot
Flannel Board Rhyme: Five Pretty Sandcastles
Song: Itsy-Bitsy Spider (a cappella; sessions 2 and 3)
Song: You Are My Sunshine (a cappella with sun puppet; sessions 2 and 3)
Song: The Wheels on the Bus (Raffi version)
Song: ABCD Medley
Song: One, Two, I Love You (Numbers Are Our Friends) (Session 1)
Goodbye Song: Skinnamarink