Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Big Loud Storytime for Toddlers

Here are some colorful and fun new books for toddlers.  They are bright and pretty, and invite a lot of interaction from your young listeners.  We have enjoyed reading them a lot as a family...although the neighbors may not agree :)  (And I just now noticed as I am posting this blog that they are by the same author...no wonder they seemed like such a fine match.)



PROGRAM for toddlers

Opening Song:

If you're happy and you know it....

Finger Play:

Two little bluebirds sitting on a cloud.
One named soft, and one named LOUD!
Fly away soft.  Fly away LOUD!
Come back soft.  Come back LOUD!

Books:

Feelings by Kristen Balouch (Little Simon, 2011)

The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice by Kristen Balouch (Little Simon, 2011)

Banana! by Ed Verne (Henry Holt, 2010)  This is a great book to talk about both feelings and big voices.  Like Willem's pigeon, this monkey gets pretty loud and crazy.  You and your audience will be cracking up.

Song:

You Can Hear Animals (song to "She'll be Coming Round the Mountain)

This is from Mrs. Jones e-library of little kids songs...all with audio!  What a boon for a very bad singer like me who struggles to sing the melody of row, row, row your boat to any other lyrics.  Mrs. Jones will get you and your kids singing all kinds of new songs in no time.  Go to Mrs. Jones Room for your next program.

Closing Song:

If you're happy and you know it....

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