Summer is here and that means PJ storytime happens every Monday evening at 7 PM. Lots of kids showed up wearing their pajamas (some quite fancy!) and hugging their teddy bears. This storytime is presented by our StoryTeens, a specially trained group of teen volunteers. All ages are welcome; pajamas optional!
We listened to two stories that had to do with the moon, which was rising outside as we read. The Moon’s Almost Here is almost a poem, as a child says goodnight to everything around him, and welcomes the rising moon. In Kitten’s First Full Moon, a young kitten has an exciting, and sometimes frustrating, adventure as she tries to get ever closer to a large full moon glowing in the sky. Both books have different, though equally beautiful, large illustrations that capture the wonder of the night; repetitive text is soothing and encourages a child’s participation.
While we were saying goodnight, we said goodnight to baseball, too. After an exciting game, a young fan says goodnight to everything at the ballpark. The moon is featured in this story as well!
Tap the Magic Tree is a favorite title of ours, as it follows a tree through the seasons. On each page, the text asks the listener to tap or clap to help the tree bloom and grow. The story moves through all the seasons, beginning and ending with spring. Our trees are all green now– what season comes next, and what will happen to all the leaves??
Little white rabbit is curious– what would it be like to fly like a butterfly, be tall like a tree, or be still like a stone? He imagines these and other adventures as he hops about; then returns home to his mother’s hug. A perfect way to end bunny’s day, and a perfect way for us to end our storytime!