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Category Archives: Storytime

Pets Storytime

May 17, 2012

Pets always make a great storytime theme. There’s a wealth of great pet stories, both humorous and serious (although I favour humorous). As well, children love talking about their pets and imagining their life with pets. Here’s my most recent iteration: Gathering music: A Pet Like That by Monty Harper Opening stretch: Can You? Can […]

Flannel Friday Inspiration Post: Trains Flannelboard

May 11, 2012

Thanks Melissa for sharing your train templates! Transportation stories are always such a hit. It’s nice to have lots of fun flannels to use with them. Melissa made it with Clickety Clack in mind: Clickety Clack Clickety-one, clickety-one, Here comes ENGINE number one. Clickety-two, clickety-two, Here comes BOX CAR number two. Clickety-three, clickety-three, Here comes […]

Rabbit Storytime

March 28, 2012

With lots of hopping and good books to choose from, rabbit storytimes are great fun! Gathering music: Fast and Slow (The rabbit and the Turtle) by Laurie Berkner and Mr. Rabbit by Ralph Covert Opener: Fingers like to wiggle waggle A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan – anything is possible with a bunny […]

Messy Storytime

March 19, 2012

Every spring muddy sports uniforms descend on my washing machine and remind me it’s a good time to do a messy storytime. Background music as children gathered for storytime: Black Socks by Bill Harley and I Took a Bath in a Washing Machine by Jim Gill. Opener: Elbow, elbow Wrist, wrist Fingers go like this, […]

Moon & Stars Storytime

March 1, 2012

From the summer reading theme, Dream Big Read, to the flurry of STEM initiatives, the moon and stars have had a good year. I jumped on the bandwagon last week with a Moon and Stars storytime for toddlers. Opener: Glad to Meet You by Peter and Ellen Allard Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes […]

Frog Storytime

February 8, 2012

It’s never too early to start thinking about spring peepers, right? Any excuse to ribbit and hop with the kids 🙂 Opener Little Green Frogs by Frances Barry – watching the lilypond unfold is just magical. A big hit everytime. Action Rhyme: Shake, shake, shake your hands Shake, shake, shake your hands as slowly as you can. […]