Friday, June 24, 2016

Trucks! Tools! Trains!

I’ve been doing a letter of the week based on ECRR’s first sounds that young children can pronounce. Patty LeCake introduced the letter “T” this week.

I was really happy with my transition times, with my three “T” themed rhymes, they went real fine, done one at a time….I love storytime like I love my own mind, I will never be satisfied.... wait I digress.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Animal Colors

I found this rhyme forever ago in Jane Cobb’s book, “I’m a Little Teapot! Presenting Preschool Storytime.” That was the first storytime training manual I found that contained rhymes and songs which didn’t seem to me like they came from a MLS textbook from the 1800s. Unfortunately it is out of print. Fortunately, my libary school buddy Miss Allison (who BTW has an awesome blog, Lightsome Librarian) recently informed me that Ms. Cobb’s newer book “What'll I Do with the Baby-o? More than 350 Rhymes and Songs to Use in Play with Babies and Toddlers” is still available.  It’s full of super-dope baby rhymes with lots of suggested ECRR asides. But, I digress.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Here is the Beehive

I recently became the surrogate parent to a hive of tens of thousands of bees. They are pretty well-behaved, mostly keeping to their hive. My family is hoping for some seriously local honey. This rhyme is for them. It always gets a good reaction when the bees are unveiled.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Bananas Unite!

An awesome librarian named Kio taught me this version of “Bananas Unite” a decade ago. The dancing bit was intimidating, but this year I finally started using it in storytimes. It is a big hit!