Storytime Music

We’ve put together a list of our all-time favorite storytime music for you!  We’ve included our favorite songs, as well as a few “can’t live without” albums.  After storytime, chill out with some of our recommended children’s albums that adults can enjoy too. Sunflower Storytime’s Top 20 Songs to use in Storytime* 1. Shake My Sillies…

Feelings Faces

I’ve used these feelings faces in storytime  for years, so I figured that it was finally time to make a printable. This version of “If You’re Happy and You Know It” is great for helping young learners express emotions.  I use “feelings faces” to add a visual for the children.  I pull each face out, one…

Rainy Day Storytime

Spring has finally arrived and so have the April showers! The kids really had fun with this one! BOOKS: BOOM! Big, Big Thunder and One Small Dog by Mary Lyn Ray Peep and Ducky Rainy Day by David Martin Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie SwensonSplit! Splat! by Amy Gibson FINGERPLAY: Rain is Falling Down The…

Shadows

OPENING SONG: Mister Sun Early Literacy Tip:  When you’re talking with your preschooler, look for opportunities to use different words to help build his or her vocabulary. A large vocabulary is important for a child who is learning to read. When you’re talking with your preschooler, ask lots of questions that don’t have a ‘yes’…

Whiskers & Wings

For this storytime, we focused on the letter “W.” And since it’s Halloween week, we talked about black cats’ whiskers and bats’ wings (you could easily add in some witches too!) OPENING SONG: Days of the Week (mp3) by the Magic Crayons Tune: The Addams Family theme song FINGERPLAY: Two Little Black Bats To make the finger puppets, I used…

Foxes

OPENING SONG: Mister Sun ACTION SONG: If You’re a Fox and You Know It… Credit: Library Village If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know, Then you’ll really want to show it. If you’re…

Raccoons

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME  OPENING SONG: Shakin’ Everywhere by Jim Gill from the album Irrational Anthem & More Salutes to Nonsense THEME:  Raccoons Ask: “Have you ever seen a raccoon before?  What do they look like?” (Striped tails, looks like they’re wearing a mask) Show: A picture of a raccoon from a non-fiction book Ask: “Do we…