Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Story Time at the Yoga Studio, 6/15/12

On Friday afternoon, I went to the local yoga studio to perform a story time. (This is part of an ongoing partnership we have with the studio. They do yoga at the library once a month, and in exchange, I'll be doing the occasional family program for them.) Though I didn't do any actual yoga, because I have no experience in that area, I did try to include lots of moving around. I think I might actually ask the instructors if we can incorporate more yoga next time, but for a first session, this didn't go too badly.

Opening Song: Hello, how are you?

Book: Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli
A new favorite. The kids loved this, and giggled all the way through. 

Song: Head and Shoulders, Baby 
I have never done this one with a group before, but I am definitely going to introduce it into my regular story times now that I know how well it works!

Book: Rah Rah Radishes by April Pulley Sayre (2011)
This book just does not work as a read-aloud. It seems like it should - it's a vegetable chant! - but it flops every time. I'm not going to use this one anymore.  

Rhyme: 1, 2, 3, 4

This is a new rhyme for me, and it worked really well.

1, 2, 3, 4 
_______'s at the kitchen door.
5, 6, 7, 8
eating _________ off a plate. 

We went around and asked each child his/her favorite vegetable and filled it into the rhyme. 

Book: Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean (2012)
This was another huge hit.

Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands 

Song: I'm a Little Teapot 

Book: Incredible Me by Kathi Appelt
One mom asked me about this book after the session - it was her favorite!

Song: These Are My Glasses by the Laurie Berkner Band
The yoga instructor who was at the story time also showed us the yoga version of this song. 

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This 
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