Opening Song: Hello, how are you?
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli
A new favorite. The kids loved this, and giggled all the way through.
Song: Head and Shoulders, Baby
I have never done this one with a group before, but I am definitely going to introduce it into my regular story times now that I know how well it works!
Rah Rah Radishes by April Pulley Sayre (2011)
This book just does not work as a read-aloud. It seems like it should - it's a vegetable chant! - but it flops every time. I'm not going to use this one anymore.
Rhyme: 1, 2, 3, 4
This is a new rhyme for me, and it worked really well.
1, 2, 3, 4
_______'s at the kitchen door.
5, 6, 7, 8
eating _________ off a plate.
We went around and asked each child his/her favorite vegetable and filled it into the rhyme.
Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean (2012)
This was another huge hit.
Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Song: I'm a Little Teapot
Incredible Me by Kathi Appelt
One mom asked me about this book after the session - it was her favorite!
Song: These Are My Glasses by the Laurie Berkner Band
The yoga instructor who was at the story time also showed us the yoga version of this song.
Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This