Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Totally Tots- Library Time

My Totally Tots group is growing with eleven rambunctious tots today. I switched our order a bit today and held back the toys until the end of the session. I added more songs and movement to our morning.  I also tried having each child hold a stuff animal as a storytime buddy.  Some did, some decided to just play around.  Here was the plan

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw
Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins

Opening song:  “The More We Get Together”
Wiggle/action rhyme: “Let’s Start Story Time”

Rainbow Dancers from Art Smart Songs for 1's, 2's & 3's by Dr. Pam Schiller. 
Shake Your Sillies Out by Raffi.

Rhyme: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes.

Action Rhyme: “Alphabet Beat”
First clap your hands. Then stomp your feet.
Everybody do the alphabet beat.
Apple, Apple, Apple – a – a – a,
Apple, Apple, Apple – a – a – a,
Wave your arms high. Swing your arms low.
The alphabet beat is the way to go.
Blue, Blue, Blue – b – b – b
Blue, Blue, Blue – b – b – b
Move to the left. Move to the right.
The alphabet beat is way out of sight.
Car, Car, Car – c – c – c
Car, Car, Car – c – c – c
Now give a high five to a nearby friend.
The alphabet beat has come to the end!

If You Are a Reader
If you are a reader  and you know it,
Clap your hands x2
If you’re a reader and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you’re a reader and you know it
Clap your hands.
Use: Shout hooray, read a book

Five Little Books
Five little books at the library,
Five little books as great as can be.
Along comes (name) with her library card
To take one home and read.
Continue to zero.
Closing Song: “We Wave Goodbye Like This”