This weekly meme is an attempt to improve my reader’s advisory skills as well as highlight the great literature out there for kids, and their uses for library story times.I didn’t do a baby storytime last week, so I felt slightly out of practice for today’s storytime. Even though I follow virtually the same routine each week, I still had to keep checking my outline, and pausing to remember the lines to the songs and make sure I didn’t repeat songs. The parents were really sweet as were the kids. Sitting patiently, giants smiles plastered on their faces. I could just make faces at the babies for 20 minutes and they’d love it. They liked the books, but its really the songs and rhymes that they enjoy the best. Especially anything that involves rolling their arms and clapping. I had about 60 people again today, lots of little infants. I’m definitely getting more of a 12 months and younger crowd, but these kids are so clever, they still enjoy the rhymes I do for the 12-24 month range.
This was today’s routine: ABC Song Clap, roll, rub hands (slow then quickly) Open/Shut Them If You’d Like to Read A Book – Clap Your Hands Book 1: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Songs This is big, big, big Hickory Dickory Dock Roly Poly Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum If You’d Like to Read a Book – Clap Your Hands Book 2: To Market To Market by Anne Miranda Songs Count to 10 on Fingers Ten Little Peas in a Pea Pod Pressed Head, Shoulders, knees and toes Garden Snail Itsy Bitsy Spider
Book 3: I Went Walking by Sue WilliamsClosing Song One, Two Jack & Jill If you’re happy and you know it