My Community: Toddler Lap Time, 6/28/13
Book: This is the Firefighter by Laura Godwin
At the start of story time, only one little girl was in the room, and she was not at all interested in this book. We read it quickly and moved onto the flannel board.
Flannel Board: Five Little Firefighters Putting out the Fire
I wrote this flannel board story, and I'll be sharing it on a future Flannel Friday. The little girl really liked it, and she kept taking the pieces on and off the board.
Book: Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton
In the middle of this book, a second little girl joined us. Both girls were very busy, and neither paid very much attention to the story.
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
Book: Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman
Just before we started this book, a third toddler joined us - a boy this time. This is the only book they really listened to, and afterwards, they just went crazy.
Activities with Stars
- Rhyme: Stars Up, Stars Down
- Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
- Song: There’s a Star Upon My Head
Song: Hands Up High
The last few activities were a blur of foam stars flying through the air and little feet stomping on the steps at the front of the room. We gave up and just played for a few minutes.
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.