Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Welcome to Winter! Pajama Story Time, 1/9/13

On yesterday's post, I typed the date as "1/8/12" -whoops! It's fixed now, and today's post has the correct date in the title. Pajama Story Time has been very small since we turned the clocks back this Fall. I'm hoping it will pick up again when we get to Spring - or even sooner! In the meantime, we keep on plugging along, even if it's just me and one family.

Welcome to Winter! Pajama Story Time, 1/9/13
Note: The picture shows the set-up for "Little Snowball, Little Snowball, Are You Under the ______ Mitten?" but since only one child was there at the start, and she was a bit young to be interested in a guessing game, I skipped it.

Book: The Mitten by Jan Brett
This is wordier than I remembered, and for most of the first part of the book, there was only a toddler in the room, so we skipped over some of  the words. She giggled through the whole story so she definitely enjoyed it whether she understood it or not.

Flannel Board Song: Sarah’s Scarves (based on Daddy's Ties)

Book: Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak
The parents liked this one, and the dad who came in with his two year old halfway through the first book made the connection for his son that this book was by the same author as "Mickey and the Night Kitchen."

Flannel Board Song: I Like Soup (based on Laurie Berkner's "I Feel Crazy so I Jump in My Soup" )
Both kids liked this one. The toddler girl swayed to the beat of my singing, and the little boy helped me name the veggies and stir my soup pot.

Book: Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner
The boy liked this one, the little girl was too restless to pay attention.

Song: Five Little Snowmen Riding on the Sled 
I heard the little boy singing along to this one - I love it when they start to learn the songs! 

Book: Pip and Squeak by Ian Schoenherr
One of the few picture books with dialogue that seems to work with younger kids. I think it might help that the group was small and I had  time to go slow and look at the illustrations with them.

Song with Puppets: Goodnight by the Laurie Berkner Band
Tonight, we sang goodnight to a mouse, a lion, and a dog.

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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