Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Baby Bloomers, Crawlers & Totally Tots- Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Last week was truly a blurb of activity with four story time programs and our first Dia celebration.  In addition, I was Saturday Librarian, changed displays, and prepared for this week’s craft.  Our Baby & Crawlers enjoyed our very special pop-up version of the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Caterpillar Spring. Both books have pop ups and interactive elements that work great with this age group. 
We used our flannel ladybugs and counted as we found them lying around.  Our Nursery Rhyme was Rub-Dub Dub. 

by Susan Hood                       By Eric Carle

 Our Totally Tots enjoyed the pop-up Very Hungry Caterpillar and loved to play with the laminated bugs I made using Bugs, Bugs, Bugs.  We also read Butterfly, Butterfly with a beautiful pop-up butterfly at the end. We listened to "The Ants Go Marching In" and marched around the room.

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By Petr Horcek                               By Bob Barner

I continue to use our regular welcome song, our bubbles song,  and weekly rhymes like "Wiggle, Wiggle",  "This Is Big", and "Thank You".  We rotate our toys and activities and depending on the group size we played with the noodle bucket or blocks or simple put out soft shapes and color blocks for the babies.  The parents are really amazing and are ready to interact and engage with the kids and me, which makes the entire story time seem like a blast.