Story Time: Creepy Costumes

Story Time: Creepy Costumes

Story Time: Creepy Costumes

Halloween is coming up! Have you chosen a costume? Prepare for the holiday by reading these books of other costumed friends with us!

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

Spice up a familiar book by talking about why it’s a favorite of your child’s. Talk about the art, the words, and prompt your child to share.

Books Presented

Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat by Eileen Christelow

  When babysitter Lulu takes the five little monkeys trick-or-treating, they decide to change costumes with their friends and try to fool Lulu and their mother.

Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

Although he professes to fear nothing, it turns out that the most-feared villain in the Star Wars universe may not be so fearless after all.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood
A neighborly day for a beauty
Would you be mine?
Could you be my neighbor?

– adapted from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Monster, Monster, Turn Around

Monster, monster, turn around
Monster, monster, touch the ground
Monster, monster, reach up high
Monster, monster, touch the sky
Monster, monster, touch your nose
Monster, monster, grab your toes
Monster, monster, touch your knees
Monster, monster, sit down please

– www.Storytimekatie.com

 

Monsters Galore

Monsters galore, can you roar? Roar.
Monsters galore, can you soar? Make flying motions.
Monsters galore, please shut the door. Clap hands.
Monsters galore, fall on the floor! Fall down.

– Sunflowerstorytime.com

 

Zoom Zoom Zoom, Witch Style

Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
If you want to go at night
to spread around Halloween fright
Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
BOO!
– Jbrary.com

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Additional Books

Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma by David Soman and Jacky Davis

It is Halloween and Lulu doesn’t know if she should dress as Ladybug Girl or find a different costume for the special day.

Muffins for Mummies by Adam and Charlotte Guillain

George bravely explores the museum to see who has been stealing the cakes on the sly. It could be the mammoth – or maybe the knight? Or that mummy who’s lurking nearby…

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Check out November’s upcoming kid and tween Take n’ Go kits!

Kit 1:

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Kit 2:

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Book Babies – Little Owl’s Bedtime

Book Babies: Little Owl’s Bedtime

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Ages 2-5

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

 “When we talk about the sequence of our days with our children, they have a chance to hear vocabulary words in context and begin to learn how to put events in order…both skills that help with comprehension when they are readers.”

- Melissa Depper

Activity

When going through your bedtime routine, try singing, “This is the Way We Yawn and Stretch.” Then talk with Baby about why you are doing each thing.

Books Presented

Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan

Little Owl enjoys a lovely night in the forest visiting his friend the raccoon, listening to the frogs croak and the crickets chirp, and watching the fog that hovers overhead.

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

An assortment of animals on a boat take a bath, put on their pajamas, brush their teeth, and exercise before going to bed.

Overboard by Sarah Weeks

Sweet little baby bunny is as cute as can be, but turn your back for just one minute and–uh-oh, he’s throwing everything overboard!

Llama Llama Nighty-Night by Anna Dewdney

A young llama follows the same bedtime routine every night.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

This is the Way We Yawn and Stretch

(Tune: Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we yawn and stretch,
Yawn and stretch, yawn and stretch.
This is the way we yawn and stretch,
On our way to bed.

This is the way we take a bath…
This is the way we read a book…
This is the way we hug and kiss…
This is the way we close our eyes…

– Melissa.depperfamily.net

 

Here’s a Little Pumpkin

Here’s a little pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby gently)
Roll it left (sway to left)
And roll it right (sway to the other side)
ANd bounce it down the line (bounce down legs)

*Here’s a medium pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby slightly bigger)
*Here’s a great big pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby BIG)

– Oremlibrary.org

There’s a Wide-Eyed Owl

(Tune: Five Little Ducks)

There’s a wide-eyed owl (thumb and forefingers around eyes)
With a pointed nose, (point to nose)
Two pointed ears, (point to ears)
And claws for toes. (fingers bent into claws)
He sits so high up in the tree, (walk hand up in steps)
He looks at you and he looks at me!

Adapted from www.melissa.depperfamily.net

Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped his head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped his head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped her head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped his head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

One little monkey jumping on the bed,
She fell down and bumped her head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
Put those monkeys back to bed!

– Allnurseryrhymes.com

Signing 

We Ask…

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)

We ask for milk like this, we ask for milk like this.
(squeeze fingers together to make a fist)
When we’re thirsty and want a drink, we ask for milk like this.

We ask for food like this, we ask for food like this.
(Bring fingers together & up to mouth)
When we’re hungry and need a snack, we ask for food like this.

We ask to have a change, we ask to have a change.
(alternate fists from top to bottom)
When our diaper is so full, we ask to have a change.

Additional Books

So Many Bunnies by Rick Walton

Old Mother Rabbit’s twenty-six children, each named for a letter of the alphabet, are lovingly put to bed.

Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish by Lorie Ann Grover

As night comes to the deep ocean, sea creatures prepare to sleep.

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Story Time – Creepy Cats

Story Time: Creepy Cats

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

STRWP Tip

Giving your children paper and crayons, markers, or pencils when they can scribble is the beginning of early writing. It takes a lot of coordination to write. Scribbling and drawing are the beginning steps to writing. Posting your child’s work on the on the refrigerator or around the house will show her how proud you are of her efforts.

- Lambert

Activity

Read a story together about a cat. Then give your child drawing materials and ask her to “draw” the story again or some aspect of it.

Books Presented

The Remarkable Friendship of Mr. Cat and Mr. Rat by Rick Walton

Mr. Cat and Mr. Rat enjoy playing tricks on one another, but they discover true friendship after one receives a tasty gift that he believes is from the other.

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Down Around the Corner

Down around the corner at my mom’s pet store
Were six little cats and not one more
Along came someone with a nickel to pay
And they bought a cat and took it away!

– www.Literaryhoots.com

Flannel: Rainbow Kittens

Six little kittens found a box of paint.
They jumped right in…their mother will faint!
The first little kitten came out all red.
“I’ll be orange,” the second kitten said.
The third little kitten turned bright yellow.
“I’ll be green,” said the next little fellow.
The fifth kitten said, “My favorite is blue.”
“Purple for me,” said the sixth with a mew.
Dancing home the kittens go
To show their mother a KITTEN RAINBOW!

– www.Literaryhoots.com

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Bobblehead Cat Craft

Make this bobblehead cat craft!

Additional Books

A Cat for You: Caring for Your Cat by Susan Blackaby

  Explains the different types of cats to own as a pet and how to care for them.

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.

Me and My Cat? by Satoshi Kitamura

Late one night, an old lady in a pointed hat climbs through the window into Nicholas’ bedroom. She brandishes her broom, fires out some words, and then leaves as abruptly as she came. It’s puzzling at the time, but not nearly as puzzling as what happens the next day!

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Book Babies: Bugs!

Bugs, bugs, bugs! Your child can start to experience the world through books, and bugs are a great start since they have so many colors and jobs. Try some of the book or activities below to introduce your child to the wonderful world of bugs.

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Ages 2-5

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

You don’t actually need to read books aloud to your children in order for them to benefit. Simply looking at and talking about the illustrations in books helps children develop appreciation for the visual arts. Talk about the colors – not only the names of the colors, but whether they are bright or pastel, clear or blurry.

- Lambert

Activity

Read a book with colorful illustrations of bugs- it’s best if there is only one bugs per page. Then sing with your child, “Where is ________?” to the melody of “Where is Thumpkin?”

Books Presented

Hello, Bugs! by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

A charming introduction to ten beautiful little bugs, featuring high-contrast black-and-white patterns and a glittering burst of color on every page.

Buzz, Buzz, Baby! by Karen Katz

Young readers are invited to lift flaps to reveal such insects as ladybugs, caterpillars, ants, and bees.

Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson

A colorful popup book about bugs.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Here’s a Little Pumpkin

Here’s a little pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby gently)
Roll it left (sway to left)
And roll it right (sway to the other side)
ANd bounce it down the line (bounce down legs)

*Here’s a medium pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby slightly bigger)
*Here’s a great big pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby BIG)

– Oremlibrary.org

 

Put Your Shoes on Lucy

Put your shoes on Lucy
Don’t you know you’re in the city
Put your shoes on Lucy
It really is a pity
that Lucy can’t barefoot wherever she goes
Because she loves the feel the wiggle of her toes.

– Jbrary.com

I’m a Little Wiggleworm

(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little wiggleworm, watch me go
I wiggle, wiggle fast (wiggle fast)
and very, very slow (wiggle slow)
I wiggle, wiggle all around, then I go (turn around)
back underground to the home I know (squat and touch the ground)

– Pasadena-library.net

Open and Shut Them

Open and shut them, open and shut them.
Open and shut them, then give a little clap.
Open and shut them, open and shut them.
Open and shut them and place them in your lap.
Creep them, crawl them
Creep them, crawl them
Right up to your chin!
Open up your little mouth… Buuuuuuuuuuut…
Do not let them in!

 

Additional Books

Bugs by Dawn Sirett

Invites young readers to move their fingers along trails on each page of the book to discover facts about four different insects.

Bugs Galore by Peter Stein

Bugs of all shapes, colors, and sizes–including bed bugs, cute bugs, live bugs, and dead bugs–are presented in illustrations and rhyme.

 

Caterpillar Looks For a Shoe by Storyweaver

Scroll and read this Storyberries ebook with your child! Poor Caterpillar has lost her shoe, and can’t find one that fits!

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Story Time – Creepy Crawlies

Story Time: Creepy Crawlies

This week in online story time, we learned a new letter, “C”, which is the first letter in the words, “Creepy Crawlies”. Have fun with creepy crawlies as you read books, go outside, and discover what insects and spiders do.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Read & Talk

See the world: “Illustrations convey meaning and carry information, especially in non-fiction books where pages are often filled with commentary that is not in the text. Be sure to “read” your way around the pages-read and discuss the captions, tables, charts, and the information conveyed by the illustrations themselves.” 

- www.getreadytoread.org

Activity

Help your child check out a junior non-fiction book from the library such as, “Creepy Crawlers.” Look at the illustrations or pictures first, and then “read” your way around the pages. Ask your child questions like, “Have you seen this before?” or “What does this look like to you?”

Books Presented

Creepy Crawlers by Lynn Huggins-Cooper

Describes unusual species of insects and spiders that have unique features and behaviors that help them adapt to their habitats.

I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton

I’m Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes, to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year!

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Ed Emberley

A ladybug invites the reader to play a game of “let’s pretend.”

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Creepy Crawlies Family Finger Song

Busy bee, Busy bee, where are you?
There you are, there you are!
How do you do?

Busy bee, busy bee, what do you do?
I build a hive and make honey
That’s what I do

Clever spider…
I spin a web and catch a fly
That’s what I do

Small red Ant…
I carry things heavier than me
That’s what I do

Ladybug…
I eat aphids all day long
That’s what I do

Caterpillar…
I eat lots of leaves so I can sleep
That’s what I do

Butterfly…
I pollinate summer flowers
That’s what I do

– Adapted from Nurseryrhymes.org

Here is the Beehive

Here is the beehive,
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive. One…two…three…four…five!
Buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz.

Here is the beehive,
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you’ll see them land on the floor.
One…two…three…four!
Buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz.

Here is the beehive,
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the tree.
One…two…three! Buzz…buzz…buzz.

Here is the beehive, Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive. One…two…three…four…five.
Buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz…buzz.
Buzzzzzzzzz…they’ve all flown away!

– Nurseryrhymes.org

 

The Ants Go Marching

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops to suck his thumb.
And they all go marching down,
To the ground, to get out, of the rain.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
…two…tie her shoe…
…three….climb a tree…
…four…shut the door…
…five…take a dive…
…six…pick up sticks…
…seven…pray to heaven…
…eight…check the gate…
…nine…check the time…
…ten…say “The End!”
– Traditional

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Caterpillar Craft

Make this hungry caterpillar craft!

Additional Books

Creepy, Crawly Caterpillars by Margery Facklam

 A close-up look at 13 different types of caterpillars.

Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! by Ed Emberley

Die-cut pages reveal the scary and mean parts of a bullybug as it prepares to attack some itty-bitty baby bugs, but a rescuer arrives on the scene before the bully can make good on its threats.

Incredible Insects: A Counting Book by Sheena Deviah

Can you count all the insects? Check out this ebook on the StoryBerries website!

Creepy, Crawly Bugs by Sandra Markle

Offers a close look at baby insects.

The Best Bug Parade by Stuart J. Murphy

 A variety of different bugs compare their relative sizes while going on parade.

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