Monday, August 22, 2011

Preschool Story Time, 8/22

Fall Story Time Schedule starts today! But not Fall books and rhymes because it's still so hot, and I'm saving them for September and October. So even though today's story time has changed from Family Story Time (All Ages) to Preschool Story Time (Ages 2-5), no other major changes have been made. But stay tuned for a summer wrap-up post and a Fall preview post, coming soon!

Opening Song: Hello, how are you?

Book: Bus Stop by Janet Morgan Stoeke (2007)
In honor of the first day of school, which is today for the local public schools. (Only a small percentage of my library kids go to public school, but still.) This is the simple story of several kids and a bus driver preparing for the bus ride to school, and eagerly waiting to do it all again when school is over. The oldest child in the audience said the book was too short, but she informed me that she did like it.

Song: The Wheels on The Bus

Book: Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown (2010)
This book is set up like a guessing game. An animal's feet appear on one page, and the reader must guess who is dancing. Most of the twos and threes were too shy to make guesses, but one or two reliable little voices correctly guessed each one. (Except the lizard. He's tricky.)

Song: Shake My Sillies Out

Song: Turn Around
This is a good one for calming down a wild group. They can't participate if they don't listen, and turn the volume down so they won't be able to hear if they're shouting. 

Book: Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom, illustrated by Bruce Degen (1986)
I just started reviewing the books in this series on my book blog this weekend,  and wanted to see how it would go at story time. Not so well, is  the final verdict. The rhyme is great, but the pictures didn't seem to engage most of  the kids. Then again, this group is either climbing the walls or sitting in stony silence, so I try not to judge books based on their reactions!

Song: Monkeys on the Bed

Song: One Little Finger

Song: ABCD Medley

Song: Chickadee

Goodbye Song: Skinnamarink
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