The flaps on the pages of this book were awkward for me to handle. I'd have to memorize the text, I think, to use it again effectively.
Rhymes: Mommy’s Glasses / Daddy’s Glasses (based on Here Are Grandma's Glasses)
Surprisingly, this one wasn't well-received. I'm not quite sure why.
Song: Where is Thumbkin? (family edition)
This is such a sweet picture book about new siblings. It's the only one in this bunch that was checked out at the end of story time, and the mom told me she was going to read it to her son who is a new big brother!
Flannel Board Rhyme: Knock Knock, Who's There?
Presentation is key with this one. I haven't had great luck with it in the past, but today, there was so much applause we did it a second time!
I didn't think most people were listening by this point and wondered whether the fourth book was one too many, but then I heard a few awws from some adults and looked up to see several kids staring at the book with rapt attention. Not everyone was listening, but some people obviously enjoyed it, and I'm trying to remember that this is the important thing.
Song: Here We Go Up Up
Letter of the Day: Letter N
Song with ukulele: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Song: If You're Happy and You Know It
Song: Rum Sum Sum
Song: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
I use the same hello and goodbye songs at almost every session. Click here for the tunes and words. For descriptions of each of my story times, click here.