Today’s storytime was so much fun – what a fun final meeting for our fall session! Remember, this Friday is the last day of storytime until Monday, January 23rd when our winter/spring session begins. 🙂 In the meantime, we’ll be offering children’s programs for all ages, including children’s yoga classes! Check our Children’s Event Calendar for more info. Now, on to the books!
We had a fun theme for storytime today – eating! Jeff Mack’s Ah Ha! is so much fun to read aloud. The only letters in the book are “A” and “H,” in a series of Ah-ha’s, Ha-ha’s, and Ahh’s – it’s all about how you say the words when you read them. A clever frog gets captured by a young boy, escapes, and then must escape a series of animals who want to eat him!
After singing about some famous frogs on logs, we read Swallow the Leader by Danna Smith, a fun counting book that counts up to 10 as fish join a game of follow the leader, then counts back down to one as they all eat each other in succession! This book encourages movement, such as snapping like a crab and flapping like a ray, so it’s great for getting some wiggles out!
Next, we danced around to Laurie Berkner’s “The Goldfish Song” – a hilariously good time – before moving on to a book that comes with a CD: Gobble It Up! A Fun Song About Eating by Jim Arnosky. We listened to the CD as I turned the pages, but you can always read it aloud if you don’t have a CD player.
We moved on to Jonathan London’s Crunch Munch, a fun book focusing on the sounds various animals make when they eat. After talking about what we had for breakfast, – I had a banana – we had to “Go Bananas” with the Learning Station song!
We wrapped storytime up with a great library book: Read It, Don’t Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr, which gives advice on how not to treat library books. 🙂 The kids requested more dancing, so I put on a few more songs: Laurie Berkner’s “We Are the Dinosaurs,” which had us stomping and roaring, and Kira Willey’s “Big Brown Bear,” which calmed us down to hibernation mode. 🙂
Thank you all for joining me today – I hope to see you at my yoga classes and then back at storytime at the end of January! 🙂