Last evening I stepped in for a coworker and did her Littles (birth to 3) story time.
I had the best time! Of course the kids were adorable and the parents were fantastic. But this time everything ran like clockwork, with a couple adorable hiccups.
The box of shaky eggs was opened early by a little one, but she shared with the others. It was so cute. I had a few rhythms to read by but it was a soft sound. I adjusted & did a shaky egg song a bit earlier than planned.
The little ones were attentive to the stories and I read with newfound confidence and enthusiasm. The stories rolled off my tongue, as the pages turned the little ones were waiting to find out what happened next.
Titles for this story time:
Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball by Vicki Churchill
Ten Hungry Pigs by Derek Anderson
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques) was the scarf action play and we all smiled when one of the little ones took my scarf too. It is such a fun song with little ones!
(waving scarf in the air) Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels
(balling scarf in hands) in the pot, in the pot
(Shaking hands cupped shake them, shake them, shake them
around scarf) shake them, shake them, shake them
(throwing scarf in the air) ‘Til they POP! ‘Til they POP!
There were a few tears at the end when a little one didn’t want to leave.
The stars aligned, the little ones and their parents were in great moods and it flowed.
It was pretty close to perfect. Nah, it was perfect!