Toddler Storytime: Sea Animals

Books We Shared

Flannel Boards We Shared

Slippery Fish

Slippery fish, slippery fish
sliding through the water
Slippery fish, slippery fish
Gulp, gulp, gulp
oh no, its been eaten by a…
octopus, octopus squiggling in the water
octopus, octopus
gulp, gulp, gulp
oh no, its been eaten by a…
tuna fish, tuna fish
flashing through the water
tuna fish, tuna fish
gulp, gulp, gulp
oh no its been eaten by a…
Great White Shark, Great White Shark
lurking in the water
Great White Shark, Great White Shark
gulp, gulp, gulp
oh no, its been eaten by a…
Humongous whale, humongous whale
spounting in the water
Humongous whale, humongous whale
gulp, gulp, gulp


Five Little Seashells

Five little seashells, lying on the shore.
Swish went the waves. Then there were four.

Four little seashells, pretty as can be.
Swish went the waves. Then there were three.

Three little seashells, all pearly new.
Swish went the waves. Then there were two.

Two little seashells, lying in the sun.
Swish went the waves. Then there was one.

One little seashell, lying all alone.
I said Shhhh as I took it home.


Letter of the Day: S

We drew a big letter S in the air and talked about words that start with S.

Action Songs & Bounces We Shared

We share a lot of songs, bounces & rhymes during storytime!
You’ll find lyrics/words to those songs & rhymes we shared without CD accompaniment here.

Little Blue Whale

Little blue whale
in a big, blue sea
Splish, splash
Splish, splash
Swim with me
Dip a litlte
Dive a little
Dunk a little whale
Come back up
And flip your tail!

Goodbye Friends (song in sign)

Click here for video:  Goodbye Friends 

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends, it’s time to say goodbye.

Music from CDs We Shared

Children love to sing and dance to music.  Here are some of the songs/bounces on CD that we used in storytime.

“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman

“The Shaker Hop,” from Dancing Feet by Carole Peterson

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by Old Town School of Folk Music

Video We Shared

We watched “Sea lions and seals” and “Whale Sharks are Big Fish” from the DVD <a href="Who Lives in the Sea?

Continue the Fun

Here are some more books about the sea to check out at your Pasadena Public Library Branch:

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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