Signs of Spring Drop-In Story Time, 4/5/13
Book: Wake Up, It’s Spring! by Lisa Campbell Ernst
The kids liked this book, but the adults seemed extra distracted.
Song: Way Up in the Sky
Book: Inch by Inch: The Garden Song by David Mallett (with recording from Pickin' & Grinnin' Great Folk Songs for Kids )
I thought it was important with a song like this that not everyone knows to expose the kids to a recording rather than try butchering it myself. Unfortunately, the kids were very restless and only a few listened all the way to the end.
Song with Puppet: Mr. Sun
Letter of the Day: P
- Book: Peanut Butter and Jelly by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Last time I read this, I said I wanted to change the refrain and sing instead of chant it, but I didn't do that today and it worked great!
- Song: Pigs in the Mud
This song was a new discovery for me just this morning. It'll be fun for the summer reading theme when we talk about mud!
- Rhyme: Mix a Pancake
A new action rhyme for us. The motions came from KCLS.
- Flannel Board Song: Five Pirates in a Boat
This song is one I found on Spotify. Its original title is Eight Rowers in a Boat. I changed the words to suit my needs.
Song: I'm a Little Teapot
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
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.