Signs of Spring Pajama Story Time, 4/3/13*image from mycutegraphics.com
I haven't done this story time in a few weeks, and we have some new kids! I was surprised by how active two of them were - we almost never have kids jumping around and dancing at this story time! These books were not the greatest choices - they would have been fine individually, but together they didn't really work.
Book: Hurray for Spring! by Patricia Hubbell
Rhyme: Blue is the Lake
Book: Bunny Days by Tao Nyeu
I like this quirky little story about bunnies who get muddy and dusty and lose their tails, only to have order restored each time by a knowledgeable bear.
Rhyme: Hop Your Bunnies
Book: Spring Blossoms by Carole Gerber
I suspected that this book was too fact-focused with not enough story and I was absolutely right.
Flannel Board Rhyme: My Garden
Song: Shake My Sillies Out
Book: Sleepy Places by Judy Hindley
I asked the kids "Where do you sleep?" One boy took one look at the cover of this book and announced "In the roses!" This book would normally have gone over well, but they were an antsy bunch tonight, so we quickly read to the end.
Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Song: Moon Moon Moon
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.