Let’s Go! ~ Toddler Storytime

It was all about things that GO during our last Toddler Storytime of the winter session.  We also talked about the letter G in Go and found some other things that begin with G!

   Guitar, Goose and Goat!

Books We Shared

 

In Red Light Green Light by Anastasia Suen we learn that red means STOP, green means GO and yellow means SLOW!  This book is full of cars, trucks, trains and helicopters in motion. There is traffic everywhere!  But we quickly learn that it is best to listen to those traffic signals (even if its only make-believe).

Let’s Go! by Sarah Williamson introduces us to Tuski (the Elephant) who is driving a big, red van.  He picks up all kinds of things along the way including some colorful fruit and fish.  He also manages to wait for a swarm of ladybugs to cross the road and hop onto his vehicle, picks up stacks and stacks of pancakes and a worm and heads up, up, up hill!  Guess what happens?  Gravity isn’t kind! This book is colorful, quirky and suspenseful.  I wasn’t sure how it would go over with a toddler group but it was surprisingly well received.

Flannel Boards We Shared

What Goes?

A train goes…chugga chugga choo choo, chugga chugga choo choo
A car goes vroom, vroom
A boat goes bounce, bounce, bounce, STOP; bounce, bounce, bounces, STOP
A plane goes up, up, up and away
A boat goes glide, glide. glide, dip…glide, glide, glide, dip
A rocket ship goes: 10, 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 ~ BLAST OFF!

Green means GO!

Green means GO!  Go, go go!  (march in place quickly)
Yellow means SLOW! Slow, slow, slow! (march in place slowly)
And RED means STOP! (stop all motion)

Five Fast Cars

Five fast cars speeding round the track.
The first car said, ” I can’t look back!”
The second car said, “Oh no! I’m out of gas!”
The third car said, “Beep! Beep! I’m fast!”
The fourth car said, “Watch my tires spin.”
The fifth car said, “Vroom vroom! I win!”
Then beep went a horn and flash went the lights,
And five fast cars sped out of sight!

We share a lot of songs & rhymes during storytime!  Below you’ll find lyrics/words to these songs & rhymes.

Welcome, Welcome Everyone (to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle)

Welcome, welcome everyone,

Now we’re here let’s have some fun!

First we clap our hands just so,

Then we bend and touch our toes.

Welcome, welcome everyone,

Now we’re here let’s have some fun!

Clap Everybody and Say Hello! (see “CDs section” below to find this song in our CD collection)

Clap everybody and say hello, clap everybody and say hello, clap everybody and say hello, no matter what the weather

Stamp everybody… (stamp feet)

Wiggle everybody… (wiggle your body)

Jump everybody… (jump up and down)

Sing everybody… (open arms wide)

Roll Your Hands (see “CDs section” below to find this song in our CD collection)

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be! (roll hands)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Clap, clap, clap your hands as loud as loud can be!  (clap hands)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Tap, tap, tap your feet as softly as can be! (quietly tap feet)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Shake, shake, shake your feet as quickly as can be!  (quickly shake feet onto the ground)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be! (roll hands)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me. (keep rolling until the end of the song)

Two Little Eyes  fingerplay rhyme)

Two little eyes to look around (point to eyes)
Two little ears to hear a sound (point to ears)
One little nose to smell what’s sweet (point to nose)
One little mouth that likes to eat! (point to mouth)

Open Shut Them – Video:  Open Shut Them

Open, shut them, open, shut them, (open and close hands)
Give a little clap, clap, clap.  (clap three times)
Open shut them, open shut them (open and close hands)
Put them in your lap, lap, lap. (place hands in lap and bounce them 3X)

Creep them, crawl them, creep them crawl them, (crawl fingers up arms)
Right up to your chinny, chin chin (place fingers on chin)
Open up your little mouth (open mouth and say ahhhhhh)
But do not put them in!! (put hands behind your back)

This is Big

This is big, big, big (stretch hands far to sides)
This is small, small, small (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short (hold palms close vertically)
This is tall, tall, tall (hold palms far apart vertically)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
This is no, no, no (shake head)
Credit: Mel’s Desk

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star– Video:  Twinkle Twinkle

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.

You are My Sunshine (short version)

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray.

You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
And I love you more every day.

Goodbye Friends (in sign) – 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 action songs & rhymes on CD that we used in storytime.  Click onto the CD titles to find these items in our library catalog.

“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

“Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Kathy Reid-Naiman

“I’m a Little Teapot” from Toddler Favorites by Music for Little People

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Its Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

“ABC”  from Go Baby Go! Baby Loves Jazz by Baby Loves Jazz Band

“Two Little Blackbirds” from  Circle Time: songs and rhymes for the very young by Lisa Monet

“We’re Going to the Market” from I Love to Hear the Sounds by Kathy Reid-Naiman

“Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes” from Its Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

“I know a Chicken” from Whaddya Think of That? by Laurie Berkner

“Sing” from Shining Like a Star by Laura Doherty

“Time to Say Goodbye” from Shining Like a Star by Laura Doherty

Video

The Wheels on the Bus

CONTINUE THE FUN

If you want to read more books about things that GO make sure to check these out from your local Pasadena Library!

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