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Baby Storytime – Cookies!

on August 26, 2011
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.

Today’s baby storytime was fantastic. about 90+ people in the room, and plenty more trying to get in, but couldn’t because of fire-code regulations. I feel like a superstar. The kids were antsy, but not distracting. Parents were quick to hop to their feet and grab any kid that looked like he/she was about to create some trouble. All in all, this was one of my best storytimes yet.

Today’s routine:

ABC Song
Clap, Roll, Rub
Open, Shut Them
If You’d Like to Read a Book – Clap Your Hands

The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson

The cow loves cookies

This was a little too wordy for the storytime, although the kids loved it. The verses are repeated, and the rhymes are fun and simple. I lost the kid’s attentions towards the end of the book, so I probably could have cut out a couple of pages.

10 Little Peas in a Pea Pod Pressed (2x)
Roly Poly (2x)
Hickory Dickory Dock (2x)
If You’d Like to Read A Book – Clap Your Hands

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

The doorbell rang

A classic and one of my favorite picture books. The kids and parents had fun saying “ding-dong” everytime the doorbell rang. It really helped keep the kids attention on the book.

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
This is Big, big big, (2x)
Itsy Bitsy Spider (2x)
If You’d Like to Read A Book – Clap Your Hands

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough by Karen Beaumont

Who ate all the cookie dough?

The fan favorite. The kids were completely quiet as I read this book, all eyes on the page. It always weirds me out when the babies sit quietly for a book. Why aren’t they at least squirming? A cure story, full of repetition and rhymes. I think the kids loved it because its a guessing game.

Jack & Jill (2x)
Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum
This Little Cow (2x)
If You’re Happy and You Know It
New songs/rhymes

This Little Cow

This little cow eats grass (touch pinkie finger)
This little cow eats hay (touch ring finger)
This little cow looks over the hedge (touch middle finger)
This little cow runs away (touch pointer finger, and scatter away fingers with other hand)
This big cow does nothing at all (touch thumb)
But sit in the field all day long.

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