Last Friday I was away from the branch at a training workshop, so I wasn’t able to do my regular story time. I was however able to learn a whole bunch of new songs and rhymes that I can’t wait to share with my families. Today I worked a couple of new songs into the program.
Welcome Song: Hello, Friends!
- Wake up, feet
- Eyes, nose, cheeky cheeky chin
- Orca whale
- Roly poly
Book 1: Time for Sleep, Sheep the Sheep / Mo Willems
- A hippopotamus got on a city bus
- I want someone to buy me a pony
- I wish I were a little bar of soap
Book Two: A Kiss Like This / Mary Murphy
- Dancing with bears
- My bonny lies over the ocean
- Zoom zoom
- The elevator song
- Rain is falling down
Goodbye song: Goodbye, Friends!
I really enjoy finishing off with a soothing song or two after the exhilaration of zoom zoom and the elevator song – it feels like the session is actually wrapping up properly (as opposed to running out of time…). I used to simply sing a goodbye song after our movement songs, but it ended up feeling a bit too rushed, with too sudden an ending. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a program feel more professional and more structured (but not too structured!)