WE read some great stories about SOUNDS during today’s Preschool Storytime!  We heard all kinds of sounds – animal, musical, and magical!

Here are the books, songs, flannel stories. action rhymes and video we shared.

Books We Read


In Whoops by Suzi Moore, we find three animals (a dog, a cat and a mouse) who cannot make a sound!  A wise old owl suggests they consult with a little old lady who lives in a house in the woods .  He claims her magical powers will bring back their voices.  Well she has a few “whoops” along the way and let’s just say the dog, the cat and the mouse start making some really weird animal sounds until she finally gets it right!

A fun, interactive book that kept the preschoolers (and the adults) completely engaged and laughing!

How Loud is a Lion? by Clare Beaton asks different animals “How loud is a lion?”  Nobody really knows although a REAL lion eventually sneaks onto the page and lets out a real loud ROAR!!!!  Another funny story with lots of anticipation as the writer tells us to “Shhhhh…listen.” until we can hear the ROAR!

Flannel Boards We Shared

I Went Walking to Town One Day!

I went walking to town one day (swing arm sand march in place)

Oh!  What a beautiful day! (make circle with arms)

I went walking to town one day and met a ____ along the way?

REPEAT verse and add a different animal/object each time.







I went walking to town one day (swing arms and march in place)

Oh! What a beautiful day! (make circle with arms)

I went walking to town one day and  guess what I saw along the way?

A cow, a dog, a pig and a rooster in a truck with a dinosaur running behind them!


Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do You Hear?


We shared a Flannel Board version of Bill Martin’s book, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Action Songs & Fingerplays 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.

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

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)

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.

Goodbye Friends (in sign) – Video:  Goodbye Friends

Goodbye babies, 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

“We’re Going to the Market” from I Love to Hear the Sounds by Kathy Reid-Naiman [With Shaker Eggs]

“Oh Children Ring Your Bells” from I Love to Hear the Sounds by Kathy Reid-Naiman!  [With Shaker Eggs]

“Jazzy ABCs” from  Go Baby Go!  by Baby Loves Jazz

Video We Shared

Musical Max

Continue the Fun at Home

If you want to read more books about sounds, check these out at your local Pasadena Public Library.