Brush Your Teeth Story Time (with First Choice Dental) – Everybody

Welcome – February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Book: Does a Lion Brush? By Fred Ehrlich, illustrated by Emily Bolam

Song: “Brush your Teeth” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

Song: My Dentist (“Frere Jacques” – done as an Echo song)

My dentist, repeat
Always tells me, repeat
Brush your teeth, repeat
Twice a day. Repeat
(Source: Storytimes at the Library blog)

Book: Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins

Flannel: Mouth with germs (dry erase marker) on tongue and teeth, erase with toothbrush (from Miss Meg’s Storytime)

Song: “Brush, brush, brush your teeth” (tune: “Row your boat”)

Brush, brush, brush your teeth.
At least two times a day.
Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning,
Fighting tooth decay.

Floss, floss,floss your teeth.
Every single day.
Gently, gently, gently, gently,
Whisking plaque away.

Rinse, rinse, rinse your teeth
Every single day.
Swishing, swishing, swishing, swishing,
Fighting tooth decay.

Craft: toothbrushes with shaving cream toothpaste

Outer Space Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

Song: “Moon, Moon, Moon” – Laurie Berkner

Book: My Book of Planets by Elise See Tai, illustrated by Kuo Kang Chen

my book of planets

Song: “Dance for the Sun” – Kira Willey video

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “reach for the sun”

Social Story:  I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Closing song

Craft: star stickers (instead of white paint in photo), white crayon constellations, moon

space preschool story time craft

Love and Friendship Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend book cover

Song: “Love Grows One By One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Book: The Hide-and-Scare Bear by Ivan Bates

Hide and Scare Bear book cover

Song: “The Cool Bear Hunt” – Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Puppet Story: Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Janie Bynum

porcupine

porcupining

Flannel: Valentine Hearts
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
I have a red one, orange one, yellow one too.
I have a green one, purple one, and one that is blue.
I have a pink one, brown one, and one that is white.
And one last valentine as black as the night.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Craft: Wax paper stained glass heart

stained glass wax paper preschool story time heart craft

Closing Rhyme

Love Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: love

Book: Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green, illustrated by David Walker

 time for a hug

Flannel: Valentine Hearts
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
I have a red one, orange one, yellow one too.
I have a green one, purple one, and one that is blue.
I have a pink one, brown one, and one that is white.
And one last valentine as black as the night.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Song: “If You Love Someone” (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you love someone and you know it clap your hands…
If you love someone and you know it stomp your feet…
If you love someone and you know it shout hooray…
If you love someone and you know it blow a kiss…

Book: Pepo and Lolo are Friends by Ana Martin Larranaga

pepo and lolo cover image

Song: “Skidamarink” – Madacy Kids: The Ultimate Kids Song Collection

Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Book: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson or Kiss, Kiss Good Night by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: heart snail

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World Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Christopher Corr

Song (with shaky eggs): “Round the World” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl, Vol. 5

Book: Everywhere the Cow Says “Moo” by Ellen Slusky Weinstein

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “namaste”

Social Story:  Take a Deep Breath by Sue Graves, illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini

Closing Song

Craft: “Namaste” coloring sheet

Sharing and Caring Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney

llama llama time to share cover image

Song: 1, 2, 3 good friends,
4, 5, 6 good friends,
7, 8, 9 good friends,
10 good friends are we!

Uno, dos, tres amigos,
Cuatro, cinco, seis amigos
Siete, ocho, nueve amigos
Diez amigos somos!

Book: Hooray For Hat by Brain Won

hooray for hat cover image

Puppets: A Toy for Elephant (by Leah Portz)

Song: “If Your Happy and You Know It” – Laurie Berkner: Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs

Book: Emily’s Sharing and Caring Book by Cindy Post Senning & Peggy Post, illustrated by Leo Landry

emily's sharing and caring book cover image

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” –  Raffi: The Raffi Singable Songs Collection

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Bird Feeder

 

 

Books Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Book, Library, Read

Book (with instruments): Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen

roger-is-reading cover image

Song: I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hand wave bye, bye, bye…

Book/Puppets: Read It, Don’t Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr

Read It, Don't Eat It! book cover

Rhyme: X marks the spot
X marks the spot
Dot, dot, dot
Up and down
Around and around
Oooo (tickle)

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Public Library)

Book: Book! by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Maggie Smith

Book! book cover

Rhyme: The moon is round  
The moon is round (circle face)
As round can be
Two eyes
A nose
A mouth like me

Song (shaky eggs): “Your Library” – Ludwig Von Drake: Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse  

Closing rhyme

Dinosaurs Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge (abridged)

How Big Were the Dinosaurs? book cover

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Dancing with the Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Lee Wildish

Dancing with the Dinosaurs book cover

Flannel: Five little dinosaurs jumping on the bed

Book: Snappy Little Dinosaurs by Dugald Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews

Snappy Little Dinosaurs book cover

Song: The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr grr, grr grr, grr grr grr,
The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr . . . All through the swamp.
The Triceratops’ horns go poke poke poke . . .
The Stegosaurus tail goes spike, spike, spike . . .
The Apatasaurus mouth goes munch, munch, munch . . .
The Pteranodon’s wings go flap flap flap . . .

Flannel: How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs count to ten cover image

Craft: Dinosaurs on coloring sheet

dinosaur preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Mail Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier

millie waits for the mail cover image

Song: Mailing Letters-tune of Mulberry Bush

This is the way we write a letter, write a letter, write a letter.

This is the way we write a letter so early in the morning.

2nd Verse-Stamp a Letter, 3rd Verse-Mail a Letter

(Courtesy of Out of the Box Programming)

Book: Stanley the Mailman by William Bee

stanley the mailman cover image

Flannel: Letters to Animals

The letters have fallen out of their envelopes. Can we help the letters get to the correct animal?

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – Wee Sing: Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays

Book: Mail Trucks by Julie Murray

mail trucks covier image

Song: “All I Want to do is Dance” – Kira Willey: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Book: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo

Closing Rhyme

Craft: I provided paper, crayons, and an envelope and theychildren wrote or drew whatever they wanted on their paper and decided if they wanted to send it to themselves or someone special. I mailed out the letters.

 

Clothes Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for clothes

Book: Polar Bear’s Underwear by tupera tupera

Polar Bear's Underwear

Song: “I Like My Hat” – Carole Peterson: Stinky Cake

Book: How Do I Put It On? by Shigeo Watanabe, illustrated by Yasuo Ohtomo

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Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka


Song: “Hat, shirt, pants and shoes” (Tune: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”)

Hat, shirt, pants and shoes, pants and shoes.
Hat, shirt, pants and shoes, pants and shoes
Scarf and belt and mittens and socks.
Hat, shirt, pants and shoes, pants and shoes.

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

Song: “The  Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: Peppa Pig and family coloring sheet

 

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