Colors: Red Toddler Lap Time 5/31/13
Book: Little Mouse, Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey and Don Wood
This group was small, so they paid more attention to the book because they had more room to move in close to examine it. Still, though, they didn't seem to have any real connection with it.
Rhyme: Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Book: Little Robin Redbreast illustrated by Shari Halpern
This book went over better than it did on Thursday - the kids seemed to like the cat.
Rhyme with Stick Puppets: Two Little Red Birds
Song: Bumpin’ Up and Down in My Little Red Wagon
Book: Yoo Hoo Ladybug by Mem Fox
This is a brand-new book, and I wouldn't use it with a big group, as the ladybug on each page is very tiny. A kid also got stepped on by a grown-up during this book and there were tears and we just never quite settled down to enjoy this last story.
Rhyme: Ladybug, Ladybug
Activities with Foam Butterflies
- Song: Fly Like a Butterfly
- Rhyme: Butterflies Up, Butterflies Down
- Song: There's a Butterfly on My Head
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
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.