Opening Song: Hello, how are you?
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh (1991)
I had never read this at story time before, but I wanted something new for today, so I gave it a shot. It's on the long side, and the counting is broken up by text which threw off the nannies who like to shout the numbers from 1 to 10 on cue, but it was still probably the best of the Mouse books, in terms of this age group.
Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big
Rhyme: Blue is the Lake
One Naked Baby by Maggie Smith (2007)
I didn't realize how Spring-themed this book really is until about the second reading. I want to remember it for my Spring baby lap time, though, because the moms with babies all thought it was funny, even when no one else really seemed to like it much.
Song: I'm a Little Teapot
Song: Head and Shoulders
Song: Hands Are For Clapping
Flannel Board Song: Who is Knocking at My Door?
Rhyme: Little Mousie Brown (Session 1 only)
Well... this needs work. I need to practice it more.
Song: Rum Sum Sum (Sessions 1 and 2 only)
I'm trying to reintroduce some of the songs and rhymes I want to use this Winter, and I was amazed at how many remembered this one from the summer!
Song: Monkeys on the Bed (Session 2 only, by request)
One of my regulars specifically asked for this song, so I said I would do it. Unfortunately, if you allow one request, you open the floodgates for more, which is how session 3 ended up with The Wheels on the Bus.
Song: Wheels on the Bus (Session 3 only, by request)
Song: One Little Finger (Sessions 1 and 2 only)
Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This