Toddler Storytime Roundup

Summer 2013 edition!

Songs, fingerplays, and stories from the Summer 2013 Toddler Storytime session.

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SUMMER THEMES

Summer vacation

Ducks

Alligators

Bunnies

Confused animals

Snack time

Hatching and growing up

Shapes make

Chasing

SONGS

Clap Everybody and Say Hello by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Row Row Row Your Boat by Wiggleworms
Itsy Bitsy Spider by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Two Little Blackbirds by Rosemary Hallum and Henry Glass

FLANNEL BOARD SHAPES

Animal Shapes (confusing animals)

Summer shapes

Assemble shapes

COUNTING

Five Alligators in a Pool

(words by Chris Lemieux)

One little alligator swimming in a pool;
Another comes along and now there are two.

Two little alligators swimming by a tree;
Another comes along and now there are three.

Three little alligators swimming near the shore;
Another comes along and now there are four

Four little alligators swim, splash, and dive.
Another comes along and now there are five

Five little alligators having lots of fun;
Mama calls, “It’s time for bed!” and now there are none!

Five in a Bed

There were five in the bed and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
How many are left? 1, 2, 3, 4

There were four in the bed and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
How many are left? 1, 2, 3

There were three in the bed and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
How many are left? 1, 2

There were two in the bed and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
How many are left? 1

There was one in the bed and the little one said,
“I’m lonely! I’m lonely!”
So they all climbed back into bed.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
And drifted off the sleep.
Goodnight!

Five Little Butterflies

Five little butterflies by the door.
One flew away, then there were four.

Four little butterflies by the tree.
One flew away, then there were three.

Three little butterflies up in the blue.
One flew away, then there were two.

Two little butterflies out in the sun.
One flew away, then there was one.

One little butterfly now all alone.
She was so lonely, she flew home.

FINGERPLAYS

Open Shut Them

Open shut them
Open shut them
Give a little clap clap clap

Open shut them
Open shut them
Place them on your lap lap lap

Creep them crawl them
Creep them crawl them
Right up to your chin chin chin

Open up your little mouth
But do not let them in!

This is Big

(by Mel’s Desk)

This is big big big
This is small small small

This is short short short short
This is tall tall tall

This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow

This is hi hi hi (big smile)
This is bye bye bye (sad face)

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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