Monday, November 12, 2012

Toddler Lap Time, 11/8/12

Toddler Lap Time is the most difficult story time I've had this Fall, and this week was the last week. I'm glad to have some time off from it, because starting in January, I'll be offering it weekly, and I need some time to think about  how to improve what I've been doing. It's strange because I have no problem with story times for 100 toddlers, but in a room of 20 kids in the same age group, I feel like nothing works. Strangely, the smaller group seems way more hectic than the large group, and I haven't been able to put my finger on why. I probably just need to get into a better rhythm with this group, as the story time was started by someone else, and figure out what's going to make it work for me. I am hoping to incorporate scarves and maybe even beanbags or the parachute starting in January, because right now, all the kids do is bang on the door and all the adults do is chat with each other about how cute that is.

In any case, here is Thursday's session. I'll post separately about Friday's because it was completely different.

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Book: Mommies Say Shhh! by Patricia Polacco

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Flannel Board: Let’s Make a Noise

Book: Quiet Loud by Leslie Patricelli

If You’re Happy and You Know It

Book: Meeow and the Pots and Pans by Sebastien Braun

This is Big, Big, Big

ABCs / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Sing a Happy Song 

Songs with Shaker Eggs:
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.

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