Baby Storytime – 11/25/19 – Gobble, Gobble

Baby Storytime – 11/25/19

  • Hello Rhyme – Welcome, Welcome Everyone
    • This is a slow easy hello rhymeuntitled

Welcome, welcome everyone.
Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so.
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone.
Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun!

  • ASL – The More We Get Together
    • Today, I thought we’d do a nice thankful type ASL rhyme. I teach the signs for: More, Together, Time, Say and Friends. Then we do the rhyme a few times together with our signs. I generally use Baby Sign Language.com to check my signs.

The more we get together
Together, together
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be
‘Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

  • Song – Roll Your Hands by Toddler Parade 51SoE4Q4RsL._SX455_BO1,204,203,200_
    • This is a nice slow song with simple movements to do with baby.
  • Board Book – Llama, Llama Gives Thanks by Anne Dewdney
    • I love the llama books. I pass these out to encourage one-on-one reading.
  • Flannel – 10 Fat Turkeys – Flannel or storyboard
    • I have ten flannel turkeys and we will read the story and use both the flannels and our fingers.
  • Dance –  Turkey Hokey Pokey
    • The hokey pokey but we are pretending to be turkeys!

You put your wings in, You put your wings out.
You put your wings in and you shake them all about
You do the turkey pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about
Also: …drumsticks (legs), tail feathers (bottom), stuffing (tummy),wattle (head), whole turkey self

  • Rhyme – I’m A Little Turkey untitled1

I’m a little turkey, my name is Ted.
Here are my feathers, here is my head.
Gobble, gobble, gobble, Is what I say,
Quick! Run! It’s Thanksgiving Day!

  • Book/Puppets – Thank You Bear Greg Foley
    • Thanksgiving is about being thankful, so I thought this would be a nice book to read together. I may or may not use puppets.
  •  Lift – Up, Up, Up
    • Get those arm muscles ready and lift those babies!

Up, up, up (lift baby up)
Down, down, down (bring baby back down)
Up, down, up, down (up and down motion)
And tickles all around (tickle baby)

  •  Bounce – Wobble, Wobble, Wobble
    • This one is in place of our lap bounce.

Wobble, wobble, wobble walks the turkey (rock back and forth)
Gobble, gobble, gobble talks the turkey (talking motion with hands)
Turkeys spread their feathers on Thanksgiving Day (spread your arms)
Turkeys spread the feathers and they fly away! (flap your arms & scarf)

  • Song/Shaker – Put on my dancing shoes by Kathy Reid-Naiman
    • Time to break out those shaky eggs!
  • Song/Bubbles – Bubbles by Parachute Express
    • Bubbles are great because when we track the bubbles with our eyes, we are actually strengthening the eye muscles we later use when we learn to read.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye

Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye,
Say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you all next week.

  • Song – Clean It Up by Laurie Berkner
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by K. Guilmartin

How’d it go:

We totally needed a music song between our two books but other than that, we all had fun being (not eating) turkeys!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Gobble Up A Good Book!

I don’t know why I can’t take a straight picture of this bulletin board! That being said… it is now November, so the ghosts had to come down and the turkey goes up. IMG_3392

This was a very easy display that I adapted from one I saw up on Pinterest. The whole bulletin board itself is the turkey’s body.

I made eyes from the bottoms of paper plates and a “3D” turkey mouth.

My “feathers” actually have book titles on them. I thought about putting the picture of the book covers on the feathers but they looked more feather-y handwritten like this.

Quick, easy and silly looking! Just the way I like it.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Baby Storytime: Thanksgiving

Hi Guys, for this baby storytime, I went with all things turkey related. You know, to get us ready for turkey day! Here’s what we did:

Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.
Also: hands, ears, knees, fingers, hips, etc.

  • ASL – The More We Get Togetheruntitled
    • We first teach the kids the signs for: More, Together, Happy & Friends. Then incorporate the signs as we sing the song. Check out Signing Savvy or Baby Sign Language to learn these signs.
  • Song – Roll Your Hands by Toddler Parade
    • This is a great one for babies!
  • Board Book – Llama, Llama Give Thanks by Anne Dewdney
    • I like to pass out books to promote one-on-one reading. And this was a nice familiar one for us to read together.
  • Magnet Board – 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston51SoE4Q4RsL._SX455_BO1,204,203,200_
    • I printed out 10 random turkey and we counted them off on the magnet board as I read Johnston’s book.
  • Dance – The Turkey Hokey Pokey

You put your wings in, You put your wings out.
You put your wings in and you shake them all about
You do the turkey pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about
Also: …drumsticks (legs), tail feathers (bottom), stuffing (tummy),wattle (head), whole turkey self

  • Rhyme – I’m a Little Turkey

I’m a little turkey, my name is Ted.
Here are my feathers, here is my head.

Gobble, gobble, gobble, Is what I say,
Quick! Run! It’s Thanksgiving Day!

  • Book/Puppets – Thank You Bear by Greg Foleyuntitled1
    • This is such a cute story, made even cuter when you use puppets to tell the story!
  • Lift – Going Up and Down in an Elevator

Going up and down in an elevator. Up and down in an elevator. Up and down in an elevator. 1st floor. 2nd floor. 3rd floor. DOWN!

  • Bounce – Wobble, Wobble, Wobble

Wobble, wobble, wobble walks the turkey (rock back and forth)

Gobble, gobble, gobble talks the turkey (talking motion with hands)

Turkeys spread their feathers on Thanksgiving Day (spread your arms)

Turkeys spread the feathers and they fly away! (flap your arms & scarf)

  • Song/Shakers – Put on my dancing shoes by Kathy Reid-Naiman
    • Just an upbeat song to shake to.
  • Song/Bubbles – Bubbles by Parachute Express
    • I love the bubble maker for the babies. Bubbles help babies because the same eye muscles the use to track the bubbles as they move, are the same muscles they will later use for reading.
  • ASL – The More We Get Together
    • I like to end with the same sign language song we used in the beginning.
  • Song – Clean It Up
    • Any good clean up song will work.
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by Music Together
    • I will always put this one on in the background as everyone leaves because I just love it!

How’d it go: This one went really smoothly. I had just the right amount of fun “stuff” to do and we had a really good crowd. *Note-I can’t for the life of me remember when I got my turkey rhymes from. If they are yours let me know and I will link*

That’s all for now!

-M-

Give Thanks!

Hi Guys,

I’m a big fan of 3D bulletin board displays and I saw something similar to what I did on Pinterest the other day and thought I’d put a little spin on it.

I drew my turkey body and then I created paper fans by folding and stapling the bottom. I made each of the colors a different length because I thought it would give it a cool effect.

Just a fun little turkey, shaking his tail-feathers!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Give Thanks & Be Happy

Hi Guys,

Yesterday, I put up a new display in the children’s room of our library. In November we try 516dsrpefdl-_sx375_bo1204203200_to do an interactive display. Something revolving around being thankful and/or what we are thankful for. Last year I put up a giant turkey and the kids wrote on baby turkeys what they were thankful for. We hung everyone’s turkeys up for the month of November.

This year I wanted to do something other then a Thanksgiving theme, but something
that would still portray the theme of thankfulness. I had an idea to do something with Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree20161101_104519

So I figured I would incorporate fall colors in the leaves and in place of the title and author I wrote: Give Thanks & Be Happy.
The only leaves I could find for our accucut were kind of tiny, so the kids will only be able to write their names this 20161101_104505year. But they can tell us (the librarians) what they are thankful for. We have a little basket with pencils and different color leaves the kids can pick out.

I gotta say, I really love this one and it wasn’t all that hard. I am super proud of my boy–I free-handed that sucker!

Overall, this was a really simple display that gives quite a pop of color to the J-room. It is interactive, which the kids love and the Silverstein books will get a boost of circulation because of it.

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So fun!

That’s all for now!

-M-