It's Raining, It's Pouring Toddler Lap Time, 3/14/13
Book: The Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri
This book has yet to be really successful. The illustrations are great, but I think the text is confusing.
Song: I Like to See the Raindrops Fall
Book: Rain Dance by Kathi Appelt
The kids got really into making animal noises with me - it was so much fun!
Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Book: Ollie the Stomper by Olivier Dunrea
This is a story with a bit more of a plot, and these toddlers were completely engrossed.
Song: I Can Walk With Two Feet
Songs & Rhymes with Foam Flowers:
- Song: Oh, Little Flower
I had planned to do this with the flannel board while the kids held their flowers, but they were too busy so I just sang the same verse three times and moved onto the next rhyme.
- Rhyme: Flowers Tall and Small
I changed the last line of this rhyme (at my husband's suggestion) to "one for everyone."
- Song: There’s a Little Flower Growing...
My husband started singing this to the tune of There's a Little Wheel a-Turnin' in My Heart in the car on the way to work this morning, and I ran with it. We put the flower on our heads, knees, arms, backs, and toes.
Song: Shake My Sillies Out
Song: Sunny Day
Song: Monkeys on the Bed
Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
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.