Thursday, December 28, 2006

Gingerbread Storytime

Toddler Read Alouds
Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone
Gingerbread Man by Catherine McCafferty
Maisy Makes Gingerbread by Lucy Cousins

Preschool Read Alouds
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires
Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski
Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun
Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington

Kindergarten Read Alouds
Burger Boy by Alan Durant
Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Gingerbread Man by Eric A. Kimmel
Bad Boys Get Cookie! by Margie Palatini
Queen Who Couldn’t Make Gingerbread by Dorothy Van Woerkom

Multicultural Versions of Gingerbread Boy
Cajun Gingerbread Boy by Berthe Amoss
Matzo Ball Boy by Lisa Shulman
Matzah Man by Naomi Howland
Musubi Man: Hawaii's Gingerbread Boy by Sandi Takayama
Runaway Dreidel by Leslea Newman
Runaway Latkes by Leslie Kimmelman
Runaway Rice Cake by Ying Change Compestine
Runaway Tortilla by Eric A. Kimmel
Stop That Pickle! by Peter Armour

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Gingerbread Countdown
Five little gingerbread men on the tray
One jumped up and ran away.
Catch me, oh catch me, oh catch me if you can!
I’m pretty fast, I am the gingerbread man!

Continue to zero….
No little gingerbread men on the tray
I will have to bake more on another day!

Where is my gingerbread man?
(Tune of: “Oh where has my little dog gone?")
Oh where, oh where is my Gingerbread Man?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
He popped out of the oven and ran out the door.
Oh where, oh where can he be?

Mix and Stir
Mix and stir and pat in a pan,
I'm going to make a gingerbread man.
With a nose so neat,
And a smile so sweet,
And gingerbread shoes on his gingerbread feet.

Make Cookies
I am making cookie dough
Round and round the beaters go spiral motion
Add some flour from a cup pretend to pour
Stir and stir the batter up pretend to stir

Roll them, cut them, nice and neat
Put them on a cookie sheet
Bake them, count them: 1-2-3
Serve them to your friends for tea

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Storytime about Christmas
















Cheryl with Santa Claus

Toddler Read-Alouds
Christmas in the Manger by Nola Buch (religious)
Christmas Mice by Bethany Roberts
Counting Christmas by Karen Katz
Counting to Christmas by Nancy Tafuri
Dinosaur Vs. Santa by Bob Shea
Donkey Christmas Song by Nancy Tafuri (religious)
Jingle Babies by Tom Arma
Little Owl and the Star by Murphy (religious)
Mouse's First Christmas by Lauren Thompson
Trim the Tree by Robin Crumbacher (religious)
Where Is Baby's Christmas Present? by Karen Katz

Preschool Read-Alouds
Chicken Who Saved Christmas by Daniel Howarth
Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown (religious)
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?  by Jane Yolen

I'm Not Santa! by Jonathan Allen
Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin
Santa's New Suit by Laura Rader
Santa's Stuck by Rhonda Green
Snowbear's Christmas Countdown by Theresa Smythe
Twelve Days of Christmas Presents by Emily Bolam
Very Mice Christmas by Wendy Wax
Waiting for Christmas by Monica Greenfield
What Am I At Christmas?  by Anne Margaret Lewis
What Could Be Keeping Santa? by Marilyn Janovitz
Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight? by Laura Rader
Who's Coming for Christmas?  by Kay Winters

School Age
Are You Grumpy, Santa? by Gregg Spiridellis
Bless You, Santa by Julie Sykes
Christmas Stocking Story by Hilary Knight
Christmas Tree for Pyn by Olivier Dunrea
Max's Christmas Stocking by Rosemary Wells
Merry Christmas, Princess Dinosaur by Jill Kastner
Santa Claus: The World's Number One Toy Expert by Marla Frazee
Snowmen At Christmas by Caralyn Buehner
Uncles and Antlers by Lisa Wheeler
What Santa Can't Do by Audrey Wood
Where Did They Hide My Presents? by Alan Katz

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Christmas Candy
I took a lick of my peppermint stick
And was it ever yummy!
It used to be on my Christmas tree.
Now, it's in my tummy!

Five Little Christmas Trees
Five little Christmas trees
Stood all alone.
Their hearts were very sad,
For they hadn't found a home.
Chop! went the ax.
Down fell the tree.
And off it went with a happy family.

Let's All Do A Bit of Clapping
(Tune of "Wish You A Merry Christmas")
Let’s all do a little clapping,
Let’s all do a little clapping,
Let’s all do a little clapping,
And spread Christmas cheer

(Repeat with jumping, bending, twirling)

The Lights on the Tree
(Tune of: "The Wheels on the Bus")

The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink,
Blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink.
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink
All Christmas Day.

The presents at the house go rattle, rattle, rattle...
The mom at the house goes bake, bake, bake...
The dad at the house goes snore, snore, snore...
The grandma at the house goes hug, hug, hug...
The grandpa at the house goes kiss, kiss, kiss...

There's A Little Elf
(Tune of "Happy and You Know It")
There's a little elf that's sitting on my nose,
There's a little elf that's sitting on my nose.
He is sitting on my nose,
Then off away he goes.
Now there's no little elf on my nose.

There's a little elf that's sitting on my knee,
There's a little elf that's sitting on my knee.
He is sitting on my knee,
Just watch and he will flee.
Now there's no little elf on my knee.

There's a little elf that's sitting on my head,
There's a little elf that's sitting on my head.
He is sitting on my head,
Then away he goes to bed.
Now there's no little elf on my head.

Nine Little Reindeer
One little, two little, three little reindeer
Four little, five little, six little reindeer
Seven little, eight little, nine little reindeer
Pulling Santa's sleigh...

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Arctic Animals Storytime





















Penguin display created by Michelle

Toddler Read-Alouds
Bear Play by Meila Ford
Daddy, Would You Love Me If by Carla Dijs
Follow the Leader by Meila Ford
I Like It When by Mary Murphy
Little Mo by Martin Waddell
Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant (2016)
My Puffer Train by Mary Murphy
Polar Bolero: A Bedtime Dance by Debi Gliori
Puzzled Penguin by Keith Faulkner
Skidamarink by G. Brian Karas

Preschool Read-Alouds
Flip and Flop by Dawn Apperley
Good Morning, Little Polar Bear by Carol Votaw
Hello Arctic by Theodore Taylor
If You Were A Penguin by Wendell Minor
I Love You With All My Heart by Noris Kern
Lonesome Polar Bear by Jane Cabrera
Mooses Come Walking by Arlo Guthrie
Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow by Marianne Berkes
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do you Hear? by Bill Martin
Puffins Climb, Penguins Rhyme by Bruce McMillan
Puffling by Margaret Wild
Sailing Off to Sleep by Linda Ashman
Snow Bear by Piers Harper
Snowy's Special Secret by Guido van Genechten

Kindergarten Read-Alouds
Cold Paws, Warm Heart by Madeleine Floyd
Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins
Filbert Flies by Karl Ruhmann
Ice Cream Bear by Jez Alborough
Mitten by Jan Brett
Nanook & Pryce Gone Fishing by Ned Crowley
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
Quickly, Quigley by Jeanne Gravois

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Flannels, Songs, Story Extensions

Books and Songs That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories
Bringing Home A Baby Penguin
I Love You With All My Heart by Norris Kern
Penguins Paint by Valarie Tripp
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin, Jr.

Five Purple Penguins
Five purple penguins, as happy as can be
The first one said, “Let’s jump into the sea!”
The second one said, “The water’s like ice!”
The third one said, “That’s not so nice!”
The fourth one said, “Let’s bask in the sun!”
The fifth one said, “Hey – that’s no fun!”

So, the five little penguins took a leap and a dive
And splashed in the water, 1,2,3,4,5
Three seconds later – out they popped!
And stood once again on the top of a rock

Have You Ever Seen A Penguin?
(Tune: “Have You Ever Seen A Lassie?”)Have you ever seen a penguin?
A penguin. . .a penguin!
Have you ever seen a penguin swim this way and that way?
Swim this way and that way . . . and this way and that way?
Have you ever seen a penguin swim this way and that? (point)
Repeat with “slide” and “wobble”

If You're A Penguin & You Know It
(Tune: "Happy & You Know It")
If you're a penguin and you know it, flap your wings (flap, flap)
If you're a penguin and you know it, flap your wings
If you're a penguin and you know it
Then your wings will surely show it
If you're a penguin and you know it, flap your wings.

If you're a penguin and you know it, waddle your feet (waddle, waddle)
If you're a penguin and you know it, waddle your feet
If you're a penguin and you know it
Then your feet will surely show it
If you're a penguin and you know it, waddle your feet.

If you're a penguin and you know it, eat some fish (mmm…good)
If you're a penguin and you know it, eat some fish
If you're a penguin and you know it
Then your fish will surely show it
If you're a penguin and you know it, eat some fish.

Penguin Went Over the Iceberg
(Tune of: "The Bear Went Over the Mountain")
The penguin went over the iceberg,
The penguin went over the iceberg,
The penguin went over the iceberg to see what he could see
To see what he could see, to see what he could see
The penguin went over the iceberg to what he could see.

Peter Penguin
(Tune: “On Top of Old Smokey)
Meet Peter Penguin, he munches on P’s
If he eats the wrong food, it might make him sneeze
He likes popcorn & pizza, and pineapple, too
What will you serve him, if he eats with you?

Ten Little Polar Bears
One little, two little, three little polar bears
Four little, five little, six little polar bears
Seven little, eight little, nine little polar bears
Ten little polar bears on the ice

How do you keep warm, little polar bears?
It’s cold where you live, little polar bears!
How do you keep warm, little polar bears?
Ten little polar bears on the ice

We wear warm wool scarves, little polar bears…
We cuddle with our friends, the little polar bears…

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Storytime About Snow


















Snowman display created by Keisha

Toddler Read Alouds
Cleo in the Snow by Caroline Mockford
First Snowfall by Anne Rockwell
Flip's Snowman by Petr Horacek
It's Snowing by Olivier Dunrea
Mouse's First Snow by Lauren Thompson
Oh! by Kevin Henkes
On a Wintry Morning by Dori Chaconas
Sleepy Bear by Lydia Dabcovich
Snow! by Christine Ford
Snow by Manya Stojic
Snowball by Nina Crews
Snow Play by Kate Spohn
Under My Hood I Have A Hat by Karla Kuskin
What Can You Do in the Snow? by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Preschool Read-Alouds
All You Need for A Snowman by Alice Schertle
Boot Weather by Judith Vigna
Cat and Mouse in the Snow by Tomek Bogacki
Here Comes Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara
Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows
Mouse's First Snow by Lauren Thompson
No by Claudia Rueda - bear cub wants to play in the snow
Oops!  by Leo Timmers - a silly sledding story
Snow by Uri Shulevitz
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Snow Dance by Lezlie Evans
Ten On the Sled by Kim Norman
When It Starts to Snow by Phillis Gershator
When Will the Snow Trees Grow? by Ben Shector

Kindergarten Read-Alouds
Axle Annie by Robin Pulver
F-freezing ABC by Posy Simmonds
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Jeremy's Muffler by Laura Neilson
Perfect Soup by Lisa Moser
Snowbaby Could Not Sleep by Kara Lareau - MY FAVORITE
Snowmen At Night by Caralyn Buehner
Three Pebbles And A Song by Eileen Spinelli

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories:
Biggest Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth

Five Snowmen flannel story
Five snowmen standing in a row
The sun came out… melt-melt-melt-melt
Where did he go?
(Count down until none are left)

Ten Little Snowflakes flannel story
(Tune of Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little snowflakes
Four little, five little, six little snowflakes
Seven little, eight little, nine little snowflakes
Ten little snowflakes falling down

One little, two little, three little snowflakes
Four little, five little, six little snowflakes
Seven little, eight little, nine little snowflakes
Ten little snowflakes twirling round

Twirl, twirl, twirl like snowflakes
Twirl, twirl, twirl like snowflakes
Twirl, twirl, twirl like snowflakes
Twirl like snowflakes – then fall down!

Fall, fall, fall like snowflakes
Fall, fall, fall like snowflakes
Fall, fall, fall like snowflakes
Fall like snowflakes to the ground.

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