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Father’s Day Storytime

May 31, 2013

Ah, draft posts. When I finished at the library, I still had 29 draft posts for this blog, some dating back almost 2 years when I began it! I’ve sorted through and scheduled for thematically-appropriate dates. Here’s the first, a storytime in preparation for Father’s Day.

Father's Day Picture Books

Opener: Glad to Meet You by Peter and Ellen Allard

Oh, Daddy by Bob Shea. Love Bob Shea, such super silliness in this one.

Song: My Special Friend (Bingo tune)
I have a very special friend
And Daddy is his name-o
D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y,
And Daddy is his name-o

My Dad! by Charles Fuge

Song: Daddy Takes Good Care of Me (from Storytime ABCs, sung to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Daddy takes good care of me,
Care of me,
Care of me.
Daddy takes good care of me
Because he loves me so.

Additional verses:
Daddy likes to play with me
Daddy feeds me yummy food
Daddy gives me lots of hugs
Daddy gives me lots of kisses
Daddy tucks me into bed
Daddy likes to read to me

I Love My Pirate Papa by Laura Leuck. Pirate stories are always a hit!

Song: Gallant Ship
Three times around went the gallant ship
Three times around went she (spin in circle)
Three times around went the gallant ship
Till she sank to the bottom of the sea (sink down)

“Pull her up,” said the sailor crew
“Pull her up,” said we (pulling motion)
“Pull her up,” said the sailor crew
“Or she’ll sink to the bottom of the sea.” (sink down)

Because I am Your Daddy by Sherry North

Fathers Book

The Fathers are Coming Home by Margaret Wise Brown with fantastic retro illustrations by Stephen Savage

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