Our Friends brought us a new iPod and speakers, which we tried for the first time this morning. There is a definite learning curve with the new devices, and because of that, the first story time was kind of a mess. It worked for the second one, but apparently has since stopped working. I hope we can straighten it out soon, because I no longer have any CDs that have my full repertoire on them!
Opening Song: Hello, how are you?
Sail Away by Donald Crews (1995)
The ending of this book is always confusing. The last word of the story is "Moored!" and neither children nor adults seem to know what that means. And I never know what to say to explain it, so it always feels like an anti-climactic and awkward ending. But I love the "Whoosh!" of the sail, and at least one child excitedly pointed and said, "Boat!" so it was still worth reading.
Mouse's First Snow by Lauren Thompson (2005)
To my surprise, the sound words in this book were big hits with a lot of the older toddlers around age two. The story went on a little too long for the younger kids, though. I'd probably save it for preschool next time.
Song: Shake My Sillies Out
Song: I'm a Little Teapot (Session 1)
After a glitch with the iPod, I pulled out this old favorite to get us back on track.
Song: Reach for the Ceiling
The citation for this one isn't on my wiki yet - I have to track down the CD it came from. But it wasn't a big hit anyway, since it's very slow, and our new iPod skipped ahead to a new song in the middle of it during the first session.
Song: There's a Little Wheel a-Turnin' in my Heart
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle (1991)
This was meant to be a flannel board, but I took my flannels home and left them there by accident, so I had to make do with the book.
Song: Roll Your Hands
Song: Bumpin' Up and Down on my Little Blue Sled
Song: Five Little Snowmen Riding on the Sled
Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This