Thursday, August 2, 2012

Baby/Toddler Story Time (Yellow Theme), 7/31/12

Opening Song: Hello, how are you?

Rhyme: Blue is the Lake

Book: This is the Sunflower by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Donald Crews (2000)
When the nannies find a book boring, they choose not to listen. This was such a book. I've tried this one a couple of times, and it is not something I'll use in this story time again. 

Song (with ukulele and flannel board): Oh Yellow Flower

Song: Head and Shoulders, Baby

Rhyme:  Here is the Earth
I needed a simple night-themed rhyme, so I wrote this one:
Here is the earth so big and round.
Here is the moon so bright.
And here are the stars that sparkle and shine
all through the night. 

Book: The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes (2008) 

Rhyme: Lemon Tree
This rhyme from Everything Preschool was actually very well-received. The kids didn't do it themselves, but watching me do the motions seemed to really entertain them. 

Book: School Bus by Donald Crews (1984)

Song (with ukulele): The Wheels on the Bus 
What a disaster. The adults know this song better than any other, but unless I do the motions, they won't do them, even when I demonstrate the motion before each verse. I won't do this one with the ukulele again.

Book: Five Little Ducks by Ian Beck (1993)

Song: Sunny Day by Elizabeth Mitchell 

Summer Baby Lap Time #3, 7/27/12

Since I was out doing story time at another branch, I once again missed the Thursday session of Baby Lap Time last week, but I was back for Friday. I did mostly old favorites, with just one or two new things thrown in.

Opening Song: Please Tell Us Your Name

Rhyme: Cheek Chin

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Song: Dance Your Fingers

Book: Whose Toes are Those? by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (2006)

Song: Head and Shoulders, Baby

Book: Goodnight, Owl by Dwell Studio (2011)

Song: Two Little Owls
This is an old song by Burl Ives that I found on YouTube. It has many more verses  than I used, but the owl verse is really cute and easy to learn.

Song: Mrs. Moon (based on Mr. Sun)

Song: If You're Happy and You Know It 

Rhyme: Hey, Diddle Diddle

Song with Shaker Eggs: ABCs

Song with Shaker Eggs: Can You Shake Your Egg With Me? 

Song with Shaker Eggs: Shake My Sillies Out 

Goodbye Song: Shaker Egg Goodbye Song

6 New York City Novels for Tweens & Teens

The New York FourThe New York Four
by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly
An NYU Freshman gets comfortable in New York City in this YA graphic novel.
Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1)Bright Young Things
by Anna Godbersen
In May 1929, three young women arrive in New York City, set on making their dreams come true, but soon discover the harsh truth of making it on their own.
by Brian Selznick
Though they are initially strangers living far apart in time, Ben and Rose both find their destiny in the Big Apple.
Suite Scarlett (Scarlett, #1)Suite Scarlett
by Maureen Johnson
In her family's struggling hotel, Scarlett's job is to look after the needs of their sole guest, an eccentric woman named Mrs. Amberson.
Secret Society (Secret Society, #1)Secret Society
by Tom Dolby
Students at a prep school are tapped for a secret society, but they're not prepared for the grueling initiation. 
The Darlings Are ForeverThe Darlings Are Forever
by Melissa Kantor
Three best friends try to survive their separation as high school begins and each one attends a different school.
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