Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bodies Storyhour, Friday June 30 @ 10:30

Human Body j 612 Colombo
How to make a flannel body

Pete the Cat and the 4 Groovy Buttons

Molly at the Dentist by Angie Sage. Molly the Monster has two teeth now so her mother takes her to the dentist so he can look at her teeth.  This short, bright lift-the-flap is a perfect intro to a dentist's visit. And it turned out that everyone in the room had teeth -- even Nicholas, nine months old, had just gotten one that week!

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont. Bright pictures, funny rhymic text with predictable rhymes -- this book was a great opening number! The newcomers were immediately enthralled.

Urgency Emergency:  Itsy Bitsy Spider.  I just love this new, wry series, and it's a good intro to ER visits as well as being very funny.

You Are a Lion! by Taeeun Yoo.  This was the surprise hit of the day. The kids LOVED doing the yoga poses and ending with the animal noises.  They were all familiar with yoga and really stretched themselves.  Great addition to storytime.
Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.  Such a nice, important book.
Me and My Cat by Kitamura.  I thought this might be too high level for the group, but we had a lot of 3s, and they liked it almost as much as I did.
Hands are Not for Hitting by Martin Agassi. Read with a great deal of authority. Seriousness. The moms will thank you.
Eye Guess  E 590 by Phyllis Tildes. OK question and answer guessing book. Or Whose Nose is This? by Randolph.
Potty Time by Guido van Genechten. Alternate title: Where's the Poop by Julia Markes, and Everybody Poops by Tari Gomi.  I just love this silly, funny book which shows creatures like giraffes and ants improbably trying to find the right potty seat.

New: Bob not Bob by Scanlon.  Kid is so sick that when he calls for "Mom" it sounds like "Bob" and his slobbery dog comes running.  Good one for performance, doing the nasal voice.


This is the Way We Wash Our Face
We will stomp, we'll stomp around around the room, we are monsters and that's what we do.
Eeny meeny miny mo, show me how your hands go
Head and shoulders

Dr. Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker, No. 9. (and other favorites). This was the first time we sang this sang together, and it was a bit of a challenge but I like it so much -- the numbers go up instead of down!  There are so many countdown songs; five little pumpkins, five little snowmen, that I'm happy to do one that counts up for a change. Sorry I couldn't find a published copy of it available, but if you want to see what it's supposed to sound like, check out the Wiggles' version here: 

Here's Flip Flap Jack.

Dr. Jean's Tooty Ta

Simon Says!


Fourth of July.  Gel pens on black paper highlighted with a lot of glitter and sequins.  You gotta live once.

Monster Bodies. Use up your scrap construction paper, etc. Set out a jumble of geometric shapes, tell the kids that monsters don't have the same kind of bodies as you do -- they can have three heads, one eye, lots of eyes, etc., and let them make a monster.

Stamp pads
Fingerprint art.  Remind the kids:  Use a different finger for each color! 


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