Story Time – Boxes

Story Time – Boxes

Story Time

Boxes

What’s inside your magic box? Today in preschool story time we learned that “box” starts with the letter “B.” Did you know that in 2006, the cardboard box was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame? That’s because, when you use your imagination, a box can become anything!

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Talking Tip

Being able to express yourself verbally is an important skill. Anger, frustration, and sadness can cause children to act out if they don’t know how to express those difficult emptions in words. Use books like “The Big Brown Box” and “A Box of Butterflies” to start a conversation about what makes your child upset and what he can do to calm himself down.

- Lambert

Activity

Read “The Big Brown Box” or another book in which a child gets upset. Ask your child what upset Sam and how he let people know that he was upset. Ask your child what upsets him or her, how do they let people know they are upset, and how do they calm themselves down.

Books Presented

Sitting in My Box by Dee Lillegard

The box in which all the animals are sitting gets more and more crowded until a hungry flea comes along.

The Big Brown Box by Marisabina Russo

As he plays in a very large box in his room, Sam is reluctant to let his little brother Ben join him, but then he finds the perfect way for them to share.

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box.

 

The Cardboard Box Book by Sarah Powell

Make a plane, an oven, a car or even your own city inside this imaginative craft book where a cardboard box is not just a box.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Here is a Box

Here is a box
Open the lid
I wonder whatever
Inside is hid
…make animal noise… (get kids to guess the animal)
Why its a ___________ (animal)
Without a doubt
Open the lid and let him out.

– Sturgiskids.wikifoundry.com

I Had a Little Turtle

I had a little turtle (hands on top of each other, move thumbs)
Who lived in a box (make box)
He swam in the puddles and climbed on the rocks (with hands swim, climb)
He snapped at a mosquito (clap), he snapped at a flea (clap)
He snapped at a minnow (clap), and he snapped at me (clap)
He caught the mosquito (cup hands), he caught the flea (cup hands),
He caught the minnow (cup hands), but he didn’t catch me! (wag finger)

– Storytimekatie.com

 

Zoom Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
We’re going to the moon.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
Blast off!

– Allnurseryrhymes.com

Jack in His Box

Jack in his box goes up and down, up and down, up and down.
Jack in his box goes up and down, then he turns around.
Jack in his box goes side to side, side to side, side to side.
Jack in his box goes side to side, then he waves bye bye.
-Sunflowerstorytime.com

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Rocking Boat

Try making this rocking boat!

Additional Books

Ready, Set, Sail! by Meg Fleming

Follows a group of friends as they go sailing, explore an island, and return home to tell their tale.

Big Bear's Big Boat by Eve Bunting

When Big Bear outgrows his old boat, he gives it to Little Bear and builds himself a new one–just like it except bigger–until his friends start making suggestions that result in something very different.

If I Had a Big Blue Boat by Susan James Fry

The Boats on the River by Marjorie Flack

A ferryboat, paddlewheeler, ocean liner, tug boat, motorboat, sailboat, rowboat, freighter, submarine, and a warship all share the river waters around the big city.

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Story Time – Row Your Boat

Story Time – Row Your Boat

Story Time

Row Your Boat

Row, Row, Row Your… can you guess what comes next? Of course you can! It’s “BOAT!”, and it’s this week’s “B” word. Try this experiment at home. A boat is like a bowl that floats in water, but if it’s too full, it will sink. “Float” a bowl in water like the bathtub. Fill it with different objects like toys, rocks, marbles, or dried beans. See how many items it takes to “sink” the boat! You could sing “Splashin’ Up and Down” or “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” while you fill the bowl with your items.

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Both music and art can help to convey a mood. Pictures can enhance the words of a book to reinforce the mood that the author is trying to convey. Awareness of the relationship between words and pictures contributes to a child’s depth of expression. See how the anticipation and excitement in “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Jane Cabrera is enhanced by the bright and exotic illustrations?

Activity

Using Jane Cabrera’s, “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” sing this familiar nursery song with your child in a way that reflects the illustrations and mood of the book.

Books Presented

Busy Boats by Tony Mitton

Rhyming text introduces a variety of ships and boats as they cross lakes, seas, and rivers with cargoes of merchandise or people.

Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen

The reader is invited to guess who causes the boat to sink when five animal friends of varying sizes decide to go for a row.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera

In this expansion of a familiar song, the occupants of a rowboat enjoy seeing and making the sounds of different jungle animals.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Splashin’ Up and Down

Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat (lapbounce or pretend to row)
Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat
Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat
Won’t you be my darling

(repeat with)

Lookin out to sea in my little red rowboat (shield eyes)
Waving to a whale in my little red rowboat (wave)
Don’t stand up or you might tip over (lean to the side)

– Adventuresofabookworm.com

Five Little Boats

The first little boat went chug, chug, chug.
The second little boat went tug, tug, tug.
The third little boat went row, row, row.
The fourth little boat went oh sooo slooooow.
Here comes the sailboat, watch it go!

– Sunflowerstorytime.com

 

 

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat gently to the river
If you see a polar bear, don’t forget to shiver

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile don’t forget to scream

Row, row, row your boat gently to the shore
If you see a lion, don’t forget to roar!

– Adventuresofabookworm.com

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Rocking Boat

Try making this rocking boat!

Additional Books

Ready, Set, Sail! by Meg Fleming

Follows a group of friends as they go sailing, explore an island, and return home to tell their tale.

Big Bear's Big Boat by Eve Bunting

When Big Bear outgrows his old boat, he gives it to Little Bear and builds himself a new one–just like it except bigger–until his friends start making suggestions that result in something very different.

If I Had a Big Blue Boat by Susan James Fry

The Boats on the River by Marjorie Flack

A ferryboat, paddlewheeler, ocean liner, tug boat, motorboat, sailboat, rowboat, freighter, submarine, and a warship all share the river waters around the big city.

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Story Time – Berry Delicious

Story Time – Berry Delicious

Story Time

Berry Delicious

What starts with the letter “B” and is delicious in a pie? Berries! This week in Online Story Time, we read books, sang songs, and learned a berry fine rhyme. As an extension, go to the farmer’s market and see how many types of berries are being sold. You might also bake a berry pie together.

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

When you enjoy a book, let your children know that you like it and why. Sharing your enjoyment gives them a positive attitude toward books. This positive attitude will influence them when they get to school and learn to read. Let your child choose books and tell you why he likes them.

- Lambert

Activity

Read Jamberry by Bruce Degan or another book you enjoy. As you introduce the book, make sure you say why you like it. For example, if you read Jamberry say, “ I love this book because there are berries all over, and you can totally rock out to the jamberry beat.”

Books Presented

Jamberry by Bruce Degen

 A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes him on a delicious berry-picking adventure in the magical world of Berryland.

One Little Blueberry by Tammi Salzano

One little blueberry can cause a lot of trouble! Two ants, three ladybugs, four caterpillars, and more hungry bugs all want it for themselves. Who will get the tasty snack?

Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

 Explore colors with Bear in the first of a new concept picture book series from the “New York Times “bestselling creators of “Bear Snores On.” Colors, colors everywhere! Can you find colors just like Bear?

More Blueberries! by Susan Musgrave

These young twins can’t get enough of their favorite snack—and they aren’t the only ones!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Jamberry Flannel Rhyme

Under the bridge and over the dam
Looking for berries, berries for jam
One berry, two berries, pick me a blueberry.

Under the bridge and over the dam
Looking for berries, berries for jam
Three berries, four berries, pick me a strawberry.

Under the bridge and over the dam
Looking for berries, berries for jam
Five berries, six berries, pick me a blackberry.

Under the bridge and over the dam
Looking for berries, berries for jam
Seven berries, eight berries, pick me a gooseberry.

Under the bridge and over the dam
Looking for berries, berries for jam
Nine berries, ten berries, pick me a raspberry.

– www.jbrary.com

Pick Berries High

(Tune: Peas Porridge Hot)

Pick berries high (reach up high)
Pick berries low (reach down low)
Pick berries on the bush, nine in a row (clap 9x)
Some like them red (raise one hand to side palm up)
Some like them blue (raise other hand palm up)
Here’s one for me- yum! (pretend to eat berry)
And here’s one for you (hold out hand)

– Adapted from Artsy Toddler Storytimes and storytimeinthestacks.wordpress.com

Pop Goes the Berry

(Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)

All around the strawberry fields,
We picked some juicy berries
We brought them home and washed them off,
Pop! Go the berries! (have kids jump up on “pop”)

– Jbrary and Storytime Katie

Picked a Berry

(Tune: Clementine)
Picked a blueberry, picked a blueberry (picking motion)
That was growing in the sun
(circle arms above head)
Then I washed it and I ate it (pretend to eat)
And I picked another one

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page or color it online!

Woven Strawberries

Practice weaving with this strawberry craft.

Additional Books

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

  Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other’s mother.

Munch Your Lunch! adapted by Becky Friedman

 It’s lunchtime at Daniel Tiger’s school. Daniel Tiger’s lunch box has a sandwich, strawberries, a snack, and a special surprise: a note from Dad Tiger!

Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert

A father and child watch the cherry tree in their back yard, waiting until there are ripe cherries to bake in a pie. Includes a recipe for cherry pie.

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.

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Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies in September

Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies in September

Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies

In September

We have some exciting changes upcoming for kids’ programming!

Story Time will resume online starting Tuesday September 8th at 10:30 a.m. Book Babies will resume Wednesday September 9th at 9:45 a.m. In place of Toddler Time, we will be posting activity videos (songs, scarf activities, etc) that we can keep online as a permanent resource.

We also have Story Time Craft Kits that will be available starting Tuesday September 1st. You can pick up the entire month’s crafts so you can follow along during Story Time.

We’re really excited about our upcoming programming. See you in September!

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Story Time – Once Upon a Time

Story Time – Once Upon a Time

Story Time – Once Upon a Time

Story Time – Once Upon a Time

10:30 am ONLINE on Facebook – ages 2 to 5

How do you begin a story? Oh, yes! It’s “Once Upon a… slime, goat, or maybe it’s goose!” This week in story time we finished our “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading 2020 theme with books that start or end with “Once upon a Time.” We hope you have fun with the extension activities, songs, and finger plays. Remember to sing, talk, read, write, and play every day!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity

Tip

Even if you can’t sing on key, be sure to sing to your child! Your child is not looking for a concert quality song; he wants familar sounds from a person who means a great deal to him. Singing together can be great fun; it doesn’t require any special equipment or cost any money.

- Lambert

Activity

Sing an “egg shaker” or “clapping”song with your child such as “If You’re Happy and You Know It”. Have fun making up different verses throughout the day for activities you do with your child such as “…wash your hands, scrub scrub,” or “…eat your lunch, yum, yum!”

Books Presented

Silly Goose’s Big Story
by Keiko Kasza

  Silly Goose tells wonderful stories that lead to great adventures, but soon after his friends complain that he always gets to play the hero, Silly Goose learns that his friends can be truly heroic.

Find it in Our Catalog

Once Upon a Slime
by Andy Maxwell

Once upon a time–gloooooooorp! Ew, gross! Who slimed Goldilocks? Who could be the mastermind behind this icky, sticky plan?

Find it Online

Once Upon a Goat
by Andy Maxwell

When a proper king and queen ask their fairy godmother for a child, they find themselves gifted instead with a baby goat.

Find it in Our Catalog

The End
by David LaRochelle

“…And they lived happily ever after.” So begins David LaRochelle and Richard Egielski’s wacky original fairy tale THE END, which traces the courtship of a handsome knight and a beautiful princess . . . backwards!

Find it Online

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Clap your hands together.
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Clap your hands together.

Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet,
Stamp your feet together.
Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet,
Stamp your feet together.

Blink, blink, blink your eyes,
Blink your eyes together.
Blink, blink, blink your eyes,
Blink your eyes together.

– Mamalisa.com

One, Two, Shake it on Your Shoe

One, two, shake it on your shoe.
Three, four, shake it on the floor.
Five, six, stir and mix.
Seven, eight, stand up straight.
Nine, ten, wave to all your friends.

– Lisaslibrary.blogspot.com

Egg Shakers Up

(Tune: Tommy Thumbs Up)

Egg shakers up (raise shakers)
Egg shakers down (lower shakers)
Egg shakers dancing all around the town (wave shakers side to side)
Dance them on your shoulders (place shaker on your shoulder)
Dance them on your head (place shaker on your head)
Dance them on your knees (place shaker on your knee)
And, shhhhh tuck them into bed (quietly rest shaker on your palm)

– Adventuresofabookworm.com

Crafts and Activities

Use this Fairy Tale Cootie Catcher to tell your own stories!

Try out this magic wand craft!

Additional Books

The Frog Prince, Continued
by Jon Scieszka

After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.

Find it in Our Catalog

Little Red Riding Sheep
by Linda Ravin Lodding

Arnold is an eager young sheep who is excited to be in his very first book. No problem-o! Except he’s a bit big and fluffy to play Little Red Riding Hood, and he’s a tiny bit scared of the deep dark woods.

Find it in Our Catalog

The Three Triceratops Tuff

by Steve Shaskan

Story Time – Aladdin’s Magic Lamp

Story Time – Aladdin’s Magic Lamp

Story Time – Aladdin’s Magic Lamp

Story Time – Aladdin’s Magic Lamp

10:30 am ONLINE on Facebook – ages 2 to 5

Higity, pigity, bing bang boo! The genie has a wish for you! This week in Story Time, we read Aladdin and his Magic Lamp. If you could wish for something, what would it be? There are many ways to make wish. How will you do it? Find out with some of these books we read. Or perhaps you can make your own wish come true.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Learning to subtract and add can be fun if you use a book with base ten as a counting activity. Help your child to see the different combination sets on their fingers all equal ten.

Activity

Read “Ten Magic Butterflies” or another counting book while using your fingers to make addition combinations. Then go on a “counting walk” and see how many addition combinations you can find that equal ten.

Books Presented

Mary Engelbreit’s Nursery and Fairy Tales Collection
by Mary Engelbreit

Charmingly illustrated in resplendent color, Mary Engelbreit’s enchanting nursery and fairy tales are brought to life in this remarkable treasury.

Find it in Our Catalog

Ten Magic Butterflies
by Danica McKellar

  One by one, ten flowers ask a fairy to turn them into butterflies for a night of magical flying, demonstrating to readers the different ways to group numbers to create ten.

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The Wish Tree
by Kyo Maclear

In winter Charles and his trusty toboggan set out to find the wish tree, and along the way he helps to make the wishes of his friends Squirrel, Fox, and Beaver come true.

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I Wish You More
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.

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Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Flannel Board: Five Birthday Candles

5 birthday candles, wish there were more, blow out one (blow), and then there are 4
4 birthday candles, pretty as can be, blow out one (blow), and then there are 3
3 birthday candles, mother bought them new, blow out one (blow), and then there are 2
2 birthday candles, birthday cakes are fun, blow out one (blow), and then there is 1
1 birthday candle, a birthday wish is fun, but blow out one, then there are none!

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Crafts and Activities

Download this coloring page or color online!

See how many wished you can make with this Cotton Bud Dandelion picture. These wishes last forever!

Additional Books

Foxy
by Emma Dodd

  Emily is worried about starting school for the first time, but Foxy waves his magic tail to provide what she needs to be ready–after a few mistakes along the way.

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I Wished for a Unicorn
by Robert Heidbreder

A bear and a boy who both love exploring learn to share their adventures together.

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The Fisherman and His Wife

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