Date: 2017-09-04 19:08
Toddlers are busy—busy learning and growing. Storytime with your toddler is the perfect time to listen, learn, sing, move and play together. The stories are short, the activities are fun, and sometimes there are puppets!
My toddlers adore Bananas Unite , so when I learned these new verses with verbs like shuck, slice, peel, pop, and squeeze I was sold. I use this one often when I visit preschools right before lunchtime because they can connect the song to something they are about to do eat!
I got on the Little Mouse train last year and it 8767 s been full steam ahead. I 8767 m not joking when I say this is the toddlers 8767 favourite part of storytime. The link takes you to a post I wrote aggregating all the different versions I could find. I 8767 ve also done a ladybug version in the spring and summer to much delight.
The last time I wrote about my favourite picture books to read in toddler storytime was three years ago! This updated list features a blend of newer publications with older titles I didn 8767 t include in the first round. I 8767 ve included a short note about why they make a great choice for toddler storytime or how I use them with this age group.
Just this past week a group of friends and I are brining Storytime into my home, instead of the library where we live it 8767 s monotonous.
The BEST song for teaching opposites, in my opinion. You can get creative and add as many verses as you 8767 d like. I 8767 ve been adding a verse called 8775 High/Low 8776 where we just change the pitch of our voices.
Just came across this lovely site and see your comment about collecting while singing, I have never thought to do this!
We use shakers and I always give out teddy bears to help with our song actions, which also helps develop interaction, sharing and giving back after the session!
I Love Bugs! by Philemon Sturges illustrated by Shari Halpern. Super simple sentences allow you to read this one quickly or spend time talking about each insect if your toddlers have the attention span. I like to read it in the spring and summer.
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won. I love reading this one to a mixed-age storytime group. With toddlers, practice making a grumpy face and cheering, 8775 Hooray for hat! 8776 before you begin reading. Caregivers always ask for a copy to take home.
This gives each child a chance to say their name (some will, some won 8767 t) and if not, the parent can introduce. It 8767 s a great way for the whole group to learn names together and it doesn 8767 t take too long with my classes capped at twenty toddler/parent pairs.