St. Patrick’s Day

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find good read-alouds for St. Patty’s Day, so this time I decided to go with a combination St. Patrick’s Day/Green theme. OPENING SONG: Mister Sun THEME: Do you know why we are going to talk about the color green today?  What holiday is coming up soon? FLANNEL RHYME: Five…

Color!

This week’s theme for the summer reading program is Color Science! We even did a few color experiments 🙂 BOOKS: I Say, You Say Colors! by Tad Carpenter Although this book is a bit small it has flaps that lift out making it bigger 🙂 Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood Monsters Love Colors by Mike…

Wizard of Oz Storytime Ideas

L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz, was born on May 15th, 1856.  In celebration of his birthday, our library (and libraries across the state of Kansas) will be holding special library events during the month of May.  We will – of course – be planning a special ‘Wizard of Oz’ storytime…

Colors & Shapes

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds (Soft and Loud) Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: Shape by Shape by Suse Macdonald Great read aloud book! As you turn the pages, more shapes are added to make the dinosaur. The group loved to see the dino come to life!…

Balloons!

This storytime was a big hit! Bringing in real balloons for the children would make it even better 🙂 TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds (Soft and Loud) Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: Pop! Went Another Balloon!  by Keith Faulkner This is not only a balloon book…

Boxes

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME OPENING SONG – Can’t Wait to Celebrate from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem album THEME– Boxes “Today’s theme is boxes, so we are going to be using our imaginations today to think of lots of ways to use boxes!” BOOK 1 –  Harry’s Box by Angela McAllister Harry and his dog use a plain cardboard box…

Colors of My World

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME OPENING SONG – Can’t Wait to Celebrate from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem album INTRODUCE THEME – Colors! Ask “What is your favorite color – Can you name some colors? – What color is this chair, etc.?” Play a quick game of “I spy.”  I spy something blue, yellow, green, etc. STORYTELLING/BOOK 1 – …

I Like ME

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME It’s the first week of summer reading classes at the library!  It sure has been a whirlwind of fun!  We had a great turnout for our first preschool storytime class, which was “I Like ME.”  Going along with the summer theme – One World, Many Stories – we celebrated differences and individuality in today’s storytime,…