Library Lover – Toddler

 

Introduction  Hello Hello!
Book  Book by Kristine O’Connell Goerge
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Don’t Push the Button!
by Bill Cotter
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Flannel Five Little Books
Five little books at the library
Five little books as great as can be
Along comes (name) with their library card
To take one home and read
Credit: What Happens In Storytime
Book  Z is For Moose by Kelly Bingham
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Traditional Rhyme This is Big Big Big
This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no
Source: Mel’s Desk
Nursery Rhyme Dickery Dickery Dare
Dickery, dickery dare,
The pig flew up in the air.
The man in brown
Soon brought him down!
Dickery, dickery, dare
Sign Language Library
Action Rhyme Wiggle Worm
Wiggleworm, wiggleworm
Hiding in a book
Wiggleworm, wigglewom
Where should we look?Clappingworm, clappingworm
Hiding in a book
Clappingworm, clappingworm
Where should we look?Jumpingworm, jumpingworm
Hiding in a book
Jumpingworm, jumpingworm
Where should we look?Dancingworm, dancingworm
Hiding in a book
dancingworm, dancingworm
where should we look?

Bookworm, bookworm
Hiding in a book
Bookworm, Bookworm
Start reading your book

Source: Itsy Bitsy Mom with modifications I made.

Action Song Read, Read, Read Your Books
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Read, read, read your books,
Read them every day.
Books are fun (jazz hands!)
And make us smart (point to your amazing brain)
In every kind of way (swoop arms around!)
Source: King County Library System
Dance Song  I Went to the Library by The Wiggles
Dance Song  No More Monkeys by Asheba
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 5
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft: I took my inspiration from Storytime Katie.

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Library Lover – Preschool

 

Introduction   Good Morning
Action Rhyme If You’re a Reader
(Tune: If you’re happy and you know it)If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it,
and you really want to show it
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
Source: Literary Hoots
Book Z is For Moose by Kelly Bingham
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I Will Chomp You by John Jory
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Finger Rhyme Here is My Book/I Love Books
Here is my book,
(hold hands together as if a book, then open)
I open it wide,
To see all the pictures,
that are inside.I love books, and they love me,
I get them free at the library.
Read them once, read them twice,
Library books are oh, so nice!
Source: Delta Township District Library
Book The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
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Sign Language  Library
Action Rhyme THE MORE WE READ TOGETHER
The more we read together, together, together
the more we read together, the happier we’ll be.
Read big books and small books, read short books and tall books
The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.
Source: Canton Public Library
Action Song This is the Way We Read Our Books
This is the way we read our books, read our books, read our books (open hands like book)
this is the way we read our books, at the library. (make “L” sign in circle motion)This is the way we turn the page, turn the page, turn the page (lift upper corner of page in turning motion)
this is the way we turn the page, at the library. (make “L” sign in circle motion)This is the way we listen to stories, listen to stories, listen to stories (cup hand to ear)
this is the way we read our books, at the library. (make “L” sign in circle motion)This is the way we check out books, check out books, check out books ”(slide hands across table)
this is the way we check out books, at the library. (make “L” sign in circle motion)
Source: King County Library System
Action Song Wiggle Worm
Wiggleworm, wiggleworm
Hiding in a book
Wiggleworm, wigglewom
Where should we look?Clappingworm, clappingworm
Hiding in a book
Clappingworm, clappingworm
Where should we look?Jumpingworm, jumpingworm
Hiding in a book
Jumpingworm, jumpingworm
Where should we look?Dancingworm, dancingworm
Hiding in a book
dancingworm, dancingworm
where should we look?

Bookworm, bookworm
Hiding in a book
Bookworm, Bookworm
Start reading your book
Source: Itsy Bitsy Mom with modifications I made.

Action Song  Read a Book(Tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Read, read, read a book
Travel anywhere,
Worldwide, you decide
A book will take you there.
Read, read, read a book,
Beginning to the end,
What a way to spend the day,
A book’s a special friend!
Source: Delta Township District Library
Dance Songs  I Went to the Library by The Wiggles
Dance Songs No More Monkeys by Asheba
Closing Songs ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song  Skidamarink

Craft: I took my inspiration from Storytime Katie.

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Bubble Gum – Toddlers

Introduction  Hello Hello!
Book Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler
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Action Rhyme Bubble
Bubble, bubble, bubble, (Mimic blowing bubble)
Bubble, bubble, POP! (clap hands on POP)
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!
Source: Jbary with modifications. Last phrase of “I Have a Little Turtle”
Book  I tried a second book, but the kids were just too antsy and we quit only two pages into it.
Traditional Rhyme This is Big Big Big
This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no
Source: Mel’s Desk
Nursery Rhyme Jack be Nimble
Jack be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick!
Jack be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack run and get your
Bubblegum stick!
Source: Bubblmania by Lee Wardlaw but I Changed the last line a tiny bit.
Sign Language  Chewing Gum
Action Rhyme Three Bubbles
A small bubble (make a circle with your hands)
A medium sized bubble (make a larger circle with your hands
A great big bubble (make a large circle with your arms)
Now let’s count them, are you ready?
1 –2 – 3 (make 3 circles again)
POP! (clap hands loudly once)
Source: Perry Public Library Storytime
Action Song Bubble
Bubble, bubble, bubble, (Mimic blowing bubble)
Bubble, bubble, POP! (clap hands on POP)
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!
Source: Credit for both: Bubble Theme – Step by Step via Storytime Katie but I modified.
Dance Song She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain
Dance Song  Can Can Dance
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 5
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft:

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Source: All Kids

Bubble Gum – Preschool

Introduction Good Morning
Action Rhyme Bubble
Bubble, bubble, bubble, (Mimic blowing bubble)
Bubble, bubble, POP! (clap hands on POP)
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!
Source: Jbary with modifications. Last phrase of “I Have a Little Turtle
Book Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler
580436
Finger Rhyme Pop Those Bubbles
1 little, 2 little, 3 little bubbles
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bubbles
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bubbles
10 little bubbles go pop ,pop, popPop those, pop those, pop those bubbles
Pop those, pop those, pop those bubbles
Pop those, pop those, pop those bubbles
10 little bubbles go pop, pop, pop
Source: Johnson County Library
Book The Chewing Gum Rattler by Joe Hayes
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Sign Language Chewing Gum
Action Rhyme Gum
I just adore gum. (hug oneself)
I can’t do without it! (shake head no)
I munch it all day long (munch mouth)
Except for a few minutes at mealtimes (rub belly)
When I take it out and stick it (act like your taking your gum)
Behind my ear for safekeeping (put behind ear)
Source: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and I added the actions to it.
Action Rhyme Big Bubble
(Tune: “Do You Know the Muffin Man?”)Can you blow a big bubble?
A big bubble, a big bubble?
Can you blow a big bubble,
With your bubblegum?

Credit for both: Bubble Theme – Step by Step via Storytime Katie but I modified.

Action Song BAZOOKA, ZOOKA Bubble Gum
My momma
She gave me a dollar
She told me to buy a collar
But I didn’t buy no collar
Instead I bought some bubblegum
BAZOOKA, ZOOKA bubble gum (x2)My momma
She gave me a quarter
She told me to tip the porter
But I didn’t tip no porter
Instead I bought some bubblegum
BAZOOKA, ZOOKA bubble gum (x2)

My momma
She gave me a dime
She told me to buy a lime
But I didn’t buy no lime
Instead I bought some bubblegum
BAZOOKA, ZOOKA bubble gum (x2)

My momma
She gave me a nickel
She tole me to buy a pickle
But I didn’t buy no pickle
Instead i bought some bubblegum
BAZOOKA, ZOOKA bubble gum (x2)

My momma
She gave me a penny
She told me to buy some bubblegum
But I didn’t buy no bubblegum
Because I’m sick of bubblegum
BAZOOKA, ZOOKA bubble gum (x2)
Source: Bazooka, Zooka, Bubble Gum

Dance Song Icky Sticky Bubble Gum by Carole Stephens
Dance Song She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain
Closing Songs ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft:

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Source: All Kids

Rhyming to Read: Hot Cross Buns and Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner

Introduction of Rhyme Little Jack Horner
Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said, “What a good boy am I!”
Sing Rhyme Traditional
Identifying fingers Little Jack Horner
Little Jack Horner
Sat in the Corner,
Eating a Christmas Pie;
He put in his ______, (thumb, pointer, middle, ring, and pinkie)
And pulled out a plum,
And said, “What a good boy am I”
Identifying fruit Little Jack Horner
Sat in the Corner,
Eating a Christmas Pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a ______,
And said, “What a good boy am I”We made a fake pie and put about four different fruits and 2 silly items in it. I would then pull it out and the kids would identify each item.Source: Puddle Wonderful Learning
Identifying Taste Little Jack Horner
Sat in the Corner,
Eating a Christmas Pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a ______,
And said, “What a good boy am I”I gave each kid a plate with three different jellies. I used grape, strawberry, and honey (I know. This isn’t a jelly). We would sing the song and have the kids put their thumb into the differentGrape, Strawberry, and Honey

Craft:
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I modified this craft to work with identifying different fingers.

Hot Cross Buns

For this nursery rhyme, I focused my attention on the letter X.

Introduction of Rhyme Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny
Hot cross buns!If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons;
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!
Tap out song Hot (tap legs)
cross (make an x)
buns! (tap legs)
Hot (tap legs)
cross (make an x)
buns! (tap legs)One a penny, (hold up 1 finger)
two a penny, (hold up 2 fingers)
Hot (tap legs)
cross (make an x)
buns! (tap legs)
Introduce the letter x Is this a capital X or lower case x
Sing Song by making big x Make a big X
Sing Song by making little x Make a little x
Rhythm sticks with music  We played a variation on Hot Cross Buns

craft:
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Make your own buns and the letter X!