Crazy Hair: Preschool Storytime

Today we had fun with silly books about hair! I sported some silly hair myself just to get into it.

Books We Read

Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos is a funny book about a baby with a mustache, who is trying to find out whether he has a “good guy” mustache or a “bad guy” mustache. And like his mother says, “Everyone has a bad mustache day now and then”!

Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch is an old favorite of mine. The kids were great about helping me tell the story by remembering the mean classmates’ chorus of “ugly, ugly, very ugly” and Stephanie’s perennial response of “It’s my ponytail and I like it!”

Since we had a pretty young crowd, I decided to top off my book choices with Book-o-Beards by Don Lemke and Bob Lentz. It’s fun holding the book in front of my face and “wearing” each beard to become the different figures. (I’m such a klutz though, I get so into it, I actually bumped my nose pretty hard on the last page! That smarted!)


Flannelboards

Mr. Lou’s Mustache

I know a little monster named Mr. Lou,
He had a mustache that grew, and GREW!
By Monday, it was as tiny as his nose,
By Tuesday, on and on it grows!
By Wednesday, it stretched as far as his ears!
By Thursday, it looked as if it had grown for years.
But on Friday Mr. Lou caught the flu…
ACHOOOO!
and off went the mustache—it flew and FLEW!

(Credit: http://libraryvillage.blogspot.com/2016/07/flannel-friday-mr-lous-mustache.html)

Going to the Barber

I’m going to the barber
to get a new haircut.
I want a brand-new style,
but I can’t decide on what.
Should I cut it like a clown’s,
in a big red curly mop?
How would it look all colored blue,
and puffy on the top?
How about green with pointed bangs,
Or orange like a fire?
Or maybe something slick and black
like a creepy old vampire?
I could put it up in pigtails
or a wild purple mane
Or maybe curls like goldilocks?
Or there’s always brown and plain.
It’s so hard to choose a style
when you need a new hairdo.
Maybe you can tell me –
which one would you choose for you?

(Credit: Miss Katie: http://sharingsoda.pbworks.com/w/page/67710615/I%27m%20Going%20to%20the%20Barber)


Action Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays We Shared

Five Fat Peas

Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed
One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest
They grew and they grew and they did not stop
Until one day the pod went POP!

Itsy-bitsy Spider

Itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up the waterspout;
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out;
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain;
And the itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Goodbye Friends (song in sign)

Click here for video:  Goodbye Babies (Friends) 

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


Music from CDs We Shared

“Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

“Dancing Scarf Blues” from Dancing Feet by Carole Peterson


Video We Shared

We watched the video “Crazy Hair Day” based on the book by Barney Saltzberg, exploring how young Stanley Birdbaum’s Crazy Hair Day goes from being exciting and fun to being completely humiliating, finishing as a day he certainly will never forget.


Continue the Fun

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AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian working in the Children's Room at the Pasadena Central Library. I purchase juvenile nonfiction books for all sites, juvenile Spanish books for all sites, and juvenile DVDs for the Central Library. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including Lucha Libros, writing workshops, and STEAM/science programs. I also do 16 weeks of Infant/Toddler Storytimes each year. 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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