Mclskids / Story Time. Librarians use a combination of resources to make storytimes fun and educational.
Please add to the topics and individual themes, especially the book titles and "extras. " Share your success stories. Are there interesting sites YOU may have come across that you would like to share with others? We want to develop curiosity, independence, creativity and kindness--learning should be fun. All songs, fingerplays, and ideas are used for educational purposes only and not for profit. STORYTIME GUIDELINES (librarians) STORYTIME GUIDELINES (parents/caregivers) Here are some resources broken down by topic: Audience Participation Baby Storytime Books with a Beat Bounces with Baby.
Videos — Emily Arrow.
Easter. Christmas songs for children - 5 Little Christmas Trees - Littlestorybug. Rhymes and Songs - Aussie Childcare Network. Holly Karapetkova. Funny Halloween Songs for kids: My Pet Monster: A funny song by Bryant Oden. Miss Nina's Weekly Video Show. WCCLS Birth2Six. KCLS. Jbrary. Babies & Toddlers. Flannel Friday: Horse Props! Today, I bring you two ideas (both from Flannel Friday contributors) that I used in “Horse” storytime this past fall.
First up, an idea from Abby at Abby the Librarian: This is a game with different colored horses. Each child received a horse and brought it up to the flannelboard when I called the colors. After we “corralled” the horses, we counted them before putting them in the barn for sleeping! The second prop comes from Melissa at Mel’s Desk, for use while singing the song “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”: Melissa explains how to make the prop way better than I ever would. Anna is hosting this week’s Flannel Friday; visit her to comment/link up your post! Like this: Like Loading... The Loudest Librarian! Paper Rocking Horse by Kiki This year, Chinese New Year begins on January 31, and it’s the year of the Horse (you can find a list of all the animal signs and dates on TravelChinaGuide.com).
I didn’t know much about Chinese New Year until we moved to the Bay Area, but it’s such a fun and colorful celebration. At my son’s school, each Kindergartner decorates a box in bright colors, with holes in the front so they can wear the box on their heads and still see out. One of the teachers wears a big dragon’s head, and the kids line up behind her, making a huge 60-person dragon that winds around the play-yard, while the first graders pop big sheets of bubblewrap behind them.
It’s something the whole school looks forward to every year. For storytime this week, I read books about horses and Chinese New Year. Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the Flap by Joan Holub; illustrated by Benrei Huang (Amazon.com link) Clip Clop by Nicola Smee (Amazon.com link) My Pony by Susan Jeffers (Amazon.com link) Games galore in Gryphon’s Garden.
Nick Young. Free animated children’s songs, music, story songs and music downloads for children, parents, classroom teachers and home schools. Songs are illustrated and animated for education and entertainment. Public Library Program Ideas. Storytime Katie. Master List || Opening & Closing Songs || Getting the Wiggles Out || Rhymes for Babies A master list including all of the songs, rhymes, and fingerplays I’ve used in storytimes.
Where applicable, I have given credit to the source where I found the activity. When I write “Childhood” as the credit, I honestly do not remember where I learned it! I watched a ton of PBS as a kid, attended several enrichment programs (library, church, Girl Scouts), and had some amazing elementary school teachers — all my credit to them! Puppets: “Ah-Choo! Action Rhyme: “Alligator Alligator” Alligator, alligator Long and green Alligator, alligator, Teeth so mean Snapping at a fly Snapping at a bee Snapping at a frog But you can’t catch me! Fingerplay: At the Cottage Door One, two, three four, (Insert child’s name) at the cottage door. Action Rhyme: “The Airplane” The airplane has great big wings (arms outstretched) Its propeller spins around and sings “vvvvvv!” Fingerplay: “Baby Mice” Where are the baby mice? Music by Nancy Stewart. SurLaLune. King County Library lyrics and videos. Jbrary Youtube playlists.