Thursday, December 13, 2012

Drop-In Story Time, 12/4/12

For this story time, our meeting room was still closed, so I did another set of back-to-back sessions. Considering the crowded conditions in the room, everyone was very attentive and cooperative. The  theme was feet.

Book: Who Has These Feet? by Laura Hulbert, illustrated by Erik Brooks
This was a new book, and a huge hit. The adults were as into as the kids, and we had one little preschooler who played along and guessed with me, while the babies and toddlers stared on.

Song: Head and Shoulders

Book: Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown
I was surprised at the lack of response to this book. Farmyard Beat seems to be the better story time book by this author/illustrator pair.
Song: Where is Big Toe?
I always have good luck with this one, and it was a nice alternative to having to stand up again in our  tiny confined space.

Book: Whose Toes are Those? by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
They always love it when I turn the book around for the last page of this story. Applause all around!

Song: Sing a Happy Song
Letter of the Day: Letter P 
  • Song with stick puppet: The Polar Bear Lives in Alaska 
  • Song with flannel board: All the Pigs (we also sang about Puppies, Peacocks, and Polar Bears)  
  • Song with flannel board: The Three Pigs Song (This song was a total dud, and I skipped it during the second session.) 
  • Rhyme: One Potato, Two Potato
    I wrote a new ending to this well-known rhyme, which we counted off on our fingers. 

    One potato, two potato, three potato, four.
    Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more!
    Eight potato, nine potato, ten potato, then...
    Count those potatoes all over again!

    The second time through, the last line is:

    Clap your hands, 'cause that's the end!  

Song: The Wheels on the Bus 

Song: Monkeys on the Bed

Song: If You're Happy and You Know It

Song: Rum Sum Sum (I skipped this one in session 2 because my voice was totally shot.)

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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