What We Did in Storytime: Spring!

 

Opening Rhyme:  Let’s Get the Rhythm

Thanks again to JBrary for this rhyme!

 

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

 

Why Should I Walk?  I Can Fly!

by Ann Ingalls

 

This new book is awesome for this developmentally diverse age group!  The story is told in simple rhyme with charming, big illustrations.  It introduces some simple facts about robins, how they learn to fly, and even one of their natural predators.  The story is kept short and sweet, but gives little readers a lot of good info.  There are also facts in the back of the book with real pictures for the more curious readers that could be explored one-on-one.

Hip Hop Body Rock

off Rockin’ Red

by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael

We changed it up today and danced a bunch with our shaker eggs!  If you haven’t checked out this album, you should!  It is full of great songs to get kids of all ages moving.  Hip Hop Body Rock has the kids shaking their shaker eggs next to the body part called out in the song.

 

Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)

off The Best of The Laurie Berkner Band

by The Laurie Berkner Band

We pretended our shaker eggs were bumblebees for this fun tune.  The verses are slow and soft while the chorus amps up for dancing fun.  During the verses we were sleepy quiet bumblebees but when the chorus hit we got our shakers buzzing.

 

Mouse’s First Spring

by Lauren Thompson

 

As you can see, this book was not on my original set list.  This was a just in case book as the other two books trended a bit longer than my littles were going to sit for today.  This is a fun book with plenty of chances for our littles to name the animals Mouse meets on his first spring walk.  It also let them be a part of the story since I needed helpers to be the wind who sends each new animal friend on it’s way.

 

Even though my setlist has more on it, I stopped storytime after this book today because everyone in the room was ready for some play in our spring centers.  Check back next week to see what Miss Jessica does in storytime!

Miss Marta

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