Infant & Toddler Storytime: Fabulous Feet!

Today we celebrated fabulous feet at our infant and toddler storytimes!


Books We Shared

We began in infant storytime with C.W. Bowie’s Busy Toes for a look at all the wonderful, and sometimes unusual, things toes can do.  Next we played a guessing game with Whose Feet? by Jeannette Rowe.  At toddler storytime, we celebrated all different types of footwear with Elizabeth Winthrop’s Shoes — and you might be surprised to find just what the author thinks the best footwear is!  At 10am, we read the nonfiction title Who Has These Feet? and did some guessing and some learning about why animal feet are they way they are.  At 11am we put our feet to good use like the animals in Lindsey Craig’s  Dancing Feet! with some stomping and other movements.


Flannelboard Stories

Counting Feet
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(template and pattern adapted by Jean Warren from Totline Magazine March/April 1994. pg 24.)

How many boots should a duckling buy
To keep his feet nice and dry?
Let’s count her feet and then we’ll know –
We can count.  Let’s go!
One, Two.
Two new boots is what he should buy.
That will keep the duckling dry.
(Place boots on duckling and count again.)

How many boots should a bunny buy
To keep her feet nice and dry?
Let’s count her feet and then we’ll know –
We can count.  Let’s go!
One, two, three, four.
Four new boots is what she should buy.
That will keep the bunny dry.
(Place boots on bunny and count again.)

How many boots should a spider buy
To keep his feet nice and dry?
Let’s count his feet and then we’ll know –
We can count.  Let’s go!
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Eight new boots is what he should buy.
That will keep the spider dry.
(Place boots on spider and count again.)

 


Nursery Rhyme

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
12BuckleMyShoeFlannelboard
Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra

One, two buckle my shoe.
Three, four knock on the door.
Five, six pick up sticks.
Seven, eight lay them straight.
Nine, ten a big fat hen!


Film We Watched

Max and Ruby A Visit with Grandma DVD

“Ruby’s New Shoes” from Max & Ruby: A Visit with Grandma

Ruby and Grandma want to go shoe shopping, but Max wants to see Super Bunny!  How can they each get what they want?


Continue the Fun

Find these other stories to celebrate feet at your local Pasadena Public Library branch.


Children’s Room Infant Toddler Storytime 2/17/2014

Jennifer Driscoll

Jennifer D. is a Senior Librarian of Youth Services . When she was young, she was once grounded for reading too much. Things haven’t changed much since then and she loves escaping into a good story. When she’s not reading she enjoys watching old musicals, scouring flea markets, taking way too many photos and letterpressing. If she could have any pet she wanted she would have a wombat or a manatee.

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