This is my first experience running a summer story time series, and so far it’s been very interesting. During the school year our story time audience is largely made up of toddlers, with the occasional preschool group. Because school is out and our family story times have no upper age limit, I’ve had a very mixed group, with everything from babies to older school age siblings. It definitely makes for an interesting dynamic, and it can be challenging to find material that appeals to everyone! Here’s what we did this week:
Hello Song: Hello, Friends!
Book 1: I’m a Dirty Dinosaur / Janeen Brian
- I wake up my hands with a shake, shake, shake
- Old Macdonald had a farm
- Open/shut them
- Roly poly
Book 2: Pete the Cat – I love my white shoes / Eric Litwin
- Bend and stretch
- Zoom, zoom, zoom
- Twinkle twinkle
- Here we go a marching
- The elevator song
Soothing song: Mm-ahh went the little green frog one day
Goodbye song: Goodbye, Friends!
I like getting the most out of my felts, so I’ve been doing a lot of animal songs. Old Macdonald likes to have a varied collection of animals, so this week we had a snake, a monkey, a lion and an elephant join the usual pig, horse and cow, which the kids found hilarious.