Hats – Infant Storytime

At today’s storytime all the infants got hats!


Whose Hat is That? by Anita Bijsterbosch — A hat is blown by the wind from this animal to that animal, until finally a dog brings it to its rightful owner. We took our hats and waved them in the air every time the narrative says “Woosh!”

Book-o-Hats by Donald Lemke and Bob Lenz — This “wearable book” has a picture of a different hat on each spread, with a rhyme for you to pretend to be different people.

Songs we did with CD

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

Ladies Ride from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music


Meerkat, meerkat, are you behind the (color) hat?

Songs we did without CD

Two Little Blackbirds

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Let’s go riding in an elevator
Let’s go riding in an elevator
First floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor, fifth floor, DOWN!

(source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvvtmtXr0FM)

On my head, I wear a hat
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle, waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?

(repeat the rhyme with your hat on your hand, feet, knees, elbows)

(source: https://kcls.org/content/my-silly-hat/)

Continue the Fun

Hat on, Hat off by Theo Heras and illustrated by Renee Benoit

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

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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