I would like to know, though, what the magic trick is that will make adults sit quietly and listen to a picture book. Because really, it's not that hard, but none of them do it.
Anyway, here is this week's baby/toddler story time:
Opening Song: Hello, how are you?
Shhhhh by Kevin Henkes (1989)
I love this book, but it didn't have its full effect because I couldn't read as loudly as I wanted. Making the shhh sound at the end of every page was fun, though. I know it's a cliche, but I like some librarian shushing action now and then.
Rhyme: Two Little Blackbirds (Soft and Loud edition)
Rhyme: Wiggle Fingers
My innocent children's librarian mind didn't realize it right away, but this book kind of makes it seem like the turtle might be dead. And once I realized that, I understood why the adults weren't so on board with it. (Also, I did not plan this at all, but apparently I read two books in a row published in 1989!)
Song: I'm a Little Teapot
Song: Head and Shoulders
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
- ...wheels...round and round
- ...doors...open and shut
- ...wipers...swish swish swish
- ...driver...move on back
Domino by Claire Masurel, illustrated by David Walker (2007)
This book is adorable, but it had too much of a plot for the kids to grasp it and too boring a plot for the adults to pay attention. Sad.
Song: If You're Happy and You Know It
- ...clap your hands
- ...pat your knees
- ...beep your nose
- ...tickle your tummy
- ...shout hooray
Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Song: Where is Big Toe?
Song: One Little Finger
Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This