Opening Song: Story Time is Starting
Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle
This book was very well received. With the exception of my three-year-old and her friend, all the other kids were under two years old and this was just right for them. The two big kids happily filled in the names of the animals for me, and my one-year-old stood right up front grinning ear to ear.
Rhyme: Blue is the Lake
Book: Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Ted Rand
I asked the kids to show me the different parts of their bodies as they were named by the text. That worked well for this age group and it seemed to keep the adults' attentions.
Song: Head and Shoulders
Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big
Book: King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey and Don Wood
This book has always been hit or miss at story time. This was probably the best it has ever been received.
Rhyme: One Elephant in the Bathtub
Song: Mr. Sun
Book: Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Christian Robinson
This book has a very brief text, but slowing down the pace and being careful not to flip through the pages too quickly helped make it work.
Song: One Little Two Little Three Little Penguins
We sang this song as follows:
One little two little three little penguins
Four little five little six little penguins
Seven little eight little nine little penguins
Ten little penguins... waddle!
In subsequent verses, I replaced waddle with other actions: sneeze, turn around, jump, sit right down.