Baby Storytime, 12-18 months, October 31

It was Halloween in the library today with all our friends in costumes.  There were lots of animals (ducks, monkeys, cats and more), princesses, superheroes, a marshmallow and lots more.  We sang songs, danced with shaker eggs, read a Halloween story and paraded through the library.  The bubble machine was a big hit for many!  We even did “Ring Around the Pumpkins” a few times before ending with “If You’re a Monster and You Know It” and a little snack.

Happy Halloween!

Baby Storytime, 0-12 months, October 31

There was cuteness everywhere as nine babies joined together for a Halloween celebration.  The babies looked very cute dressed up as a skeleton, ladybug, flower, tiger, mouse, owl, monster, and bunny.  We sang happy birthday with the bunny’s extended family.  She turned 1 today!  We sang lots of songs and rhymes, blew bubbles and danced a bit.  The parade through the library was a great time for all.

This is one of the fun songs we sang.

The witch has an itch.  The witch has an itch.

Oh where, oh where does the witch have an itch?

On her tiny little _____, her tiny little _____.

The witch has an itch on her tiny little ______.

(Fill in the blanks with different body parts.  We used head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Happy Halloween!

Storytime for Toddlers, Wednesday, October 29

The story room was filled with a butterfly, a devil, a cow, a princess, a ladybug, a lion, a dog and more!  It was Halloween Storytime for Toddlers!  We have a great time singing lots of Halloween songs and rhymes, using different props and pictures.  We read a book and paraded through the library, finishing up with dancing and eating.  It was a “spooktacular” Halloween celebration!

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Stories for preschoolers on Monday, October 27

We had children in costume today, and they were great listeners.  We read many books.

We started with Where the Wild Things Are Image of item

Image of item  Then we had fun with this story that has 2 flaps on each page.  One is a good outcome.  One is a scary silly outcome.  The children found this very funny.

Image of item   With a book like Can YOU make a SCARY FACE?, you don’t need to offer rhymes or songs in between stories.  Children stand up during the book and act out many scenarios.

I told the story of Little Red Riding Hood and then read Go Away Big Green Monster. Image of item

We finished with another book by Ed Emberley and his daughter Rebecca.
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Happy Halloween!

~Maureen