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Friday Baby Storytime 12/02/2011

on December 2, 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.
90 people today instead of the 95 last week. Storytime has been consistently packed each week, but so far the kids have been ideal, the parents, not so much. 
 
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: Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
Silly Sally
Walking Backwards, upside down, Silly Sally got a lot of laughs from the kids at storytime. I think it’s already clear how much I love Audrey Wood’s books for my storytimes. This was particularly on key as most of the kids were feeling silly today. 
Songs
Hickory Dickory Dock
One, Two
Roly Poly (2x)
Itsy Bitsy Spider (2x)
If You’d Like to Read a Book – Clap Your Hands
 
Book 2: Overboard by Sarah Weeks
Overboard!
Little baby rabbit likes to toss all this toys and things around the house overboard! The kids really, really enjoyed this one, and I even had the entire room shout one big “Overboard” for the last page. The illustrations are wonderfully detailed and cosy. Baby rabbit could be, and probably has been, a number of the kids in the audience today. A great one for parents, and a great one for kids as well.
Songs
Head, Shoulders, knees and toes
Ten Little Peas in a Pea Pod Pressed
This is big, big, big (2x)
Little Bird
If You’d Like to Read a Book – Clap Your Hands

Book 3: First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

First the egg

I love Seeger’s peek-a-book style of books. There are holes in each page that are part of the transformation of the thing; from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, and word to story. I think the audience hadn’t been so fussy it would have had a better reception. A few of the kids really liked it though. 
 
Closing Song
Jack & Jill (2x)
Fee, Fi Fo, Fum (2x)
If you’re happy and you know it
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