This Week at Moline Public Library

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What We Did in Storytime: Underwear!

 

 

 

Opening Rhyme (with shaker eggs): Let’s Get the Rhythm

Let’s get the rhythm of our knees

Let’s get the rhythm of our knees

Let’s get the rhythm of our knees

If you please

Let’s get the rhythm of our knees

 

Let’s get the rhythm of our shoulders

Let’s get the rhythm of our shoulders

Let’s get the rhythm of our shoulders

Big boulders!

Let’s get the rhythm of our shoulders

 

Let’s get the rhythm of our head

Let’s get the rhythm of our head

Let’s get the rhythm of our head

Oh, dread!

Let’s get the rhythm of our head

 

Let’s get the rhythm of our feet

Let’s get the rhythm of our feet

Let’s get the rhythm of our feet

How neat!

Let’s get the rhythm of our feet

 

We changed up storytime a bit today!  As I welcomed families into storytime, I passed out shaker eggs.  We did our opening rhyme using shaker eggs to tap the rhythm instead of our hands and it went really well!

 

Song: We Shake and We Stop

 

We shake and we shake and we stop,

We shake and we shake and we stop,

We shake and we shake and we shake

and we shake and we shake and we shake

and we stop

 

We tap and we tap and we stop

We tap and we tap and we stop

We tap and we tap and we tap

and we tap and we tap and we tap

and we stop

 

We clap and we clap and we stop

We clap and we clap and we stop

We clap and we clap and we clap

and we clap and we clap and we clap

and we stop

 

We shake and we shake and we stop,

We shake and we shake and we stop,

We shake and we shake and we shake

and we shake and we shake and we shake

and we stop

 

Polar Bear’s Underwear

by Tupera Tupera

 

This is a fun, silly read.  Older Littles can enjoy making predictions about whose underwear Mouse and Polar Bear find along the way.

 

 

Flannel Board: Five Pair of Underpants

I found this cute flannel board over at The Librarian is on the Loose… along with the other flannel board I had as back up for this week.  Five Pair of Underpants was awesome for practicing counting and building rhythm.  I also had some helpful hands ready to grab the undies off the board for me!

 

The Underwear Book

by Todd Parr

 

Great book with awesome pictures.  Parents and older littles were chuckling along as we read about the Do’s and Don’ts of underwear.  Parr’s simple and colorful illustrations pulled in the the younger littles in the room.  If I were to do this book again with this age group, I’d probably paperclip some pages together.

 

Song: Dance, Freeze, Melt

by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael

 

As you may have noticed, we have done this for a few storytimes now.  I’ll probably do it for at least one more.  The older littles are finally doing the 8 counts between actions with me and their confidence is building in doing the actions and predicting what comes next in the song so the participation is almost 100%.

 

What Color is Your Underwear?

by Sam Lloyd

 

This lift-the-flap book is one of my favorites!  The funny ending gets everyone laughing.  It is a great way to talk about colors too since all the animals are wearing different colors and styles.  This was my backup book for the week and I was so glad we had time to read it!

 

Flannel Board:  Where, Oh, Where are My Underwear?

This was a back-up activity for the week that also emphasized colors and making predictions. Sadly, we didn’t use it this time, but I’m glad I have it for next time!

 

I partnered this storytime with a lot of our potty training materials.  As the weather warms, the idea of potty training is more approachable for many families.  We have extensive materials in our Parent-Teacher collection and I pulled many samples into storytime for families to check out.  This collection contains items to help educate caregivers and provide resources to be shared with kiddos. There are many topics in this collection, including potty training.  There are guides and books for parents to read on different strategies, board books for littles, picture books to share together, and even DVDs.  Curious what else is in this collection?  Ask us at the Children’s information desk!  And don’t forget to check back next week to see what Miss Jessica did in storytime!

Miss Marta

 

If You Like Fly Guy

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Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Parts by Tedd Arnold

No Jumping on the Bed! by Tedd Arnold

Green Wilma: Frog in Space by Tedd Arnold

Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin

There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly! by Lucille Colandro

Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman

I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Miss Jessica

 

Fractured Fairy Tales

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Fairy tales have always been some of my favorite stories, but what I love even better is when an author takes a story we know and twists it just a little bit to come up with something fresh and new: what if we heard the story from the villain’s point of view? What if the real world and the fairy tale world collided? What if it was the princess who was turned into a frog, or one person in the castle remained awake during Sleeping Beauty’s curse? These middle grade chapter books are all great fun and a different look at the stories we’ve heard before. I listed the original fairy tale after the title or “various” if the novel uses more than one.

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