Friday, April 21, 2017

Manners Storytime, Friday, April 29 @ 10:30 AM

I begin  by explaining that there are different kinds of manners for different kinds of places. (Playgrounds vs. Libraries) Then I talk about the manners people should be using in storytime. Now's your chance to eyeball offenders and get down and dirty, as well as reminding moms you need them too. Good manners means making other people feel good, and when people talk when you're reading a story, it hurts your feelings. You think they don't like it. Rub it in. 

We always sing our hello song, but there are so many ways to say hello.  In some countries, you always bow.  Here, we sometimes slap hands, but I like fist bump. 
Excuse Me by Karen Katz. "I read this to the babies this week, and they didn't know ANY of the answers. Show me how many answers you know." They weren't 100% sure, so we repeated the EXCUSE ME! I'M SORRY! etc. in chorus.
That's Mine!  by Zeveren
The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems. Read in two voices, and I look up in duckling's voice to emphasize his smallness.
Hello, Hello! e Miriam Schlein. Very nice about how animals greet one another.
Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins.  THE BEST!!! The cakes: tiny nasty little 
voices. The cyclopes: deep voices. The kids were kind of amazed by the weirdness of this book.
Thank you, Octopus by Darren Farrell. Love it.  Not sure about the voices. Note: my two year olds drew a blank on the egg salad in the bath.  Try tuna salad or hummus.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. Know anyone who likes to break in on your conversation?
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food by Jane Yolen.
Mind your Monsters  by Bailey  Say please!

The Bad Seed by Jory John.  Perfect for storytime, lots of behavior modelling with a happy ending.
No One Told the Aardvark by Deborah Eaton.  Good for higher level readers, compares human rules to animal ways.
Mind Your Manners. B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra.  A bit long for a very young crowd, great for 3s and 4s.  "Sip your tea and never slurp" song goes with the "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" tune.
Thank You, Octopus by Darren Farrell.
Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis. Can't wait to read this one aloud.
Science:  Animal Talk by Etta Kaner (j591.59), pg. 22. The meaning of different animal faces, showing your teeth, eyes closed, etc.


3 nice mice, 3 nice mice, see how nice they are, see how nice they are.
They're always polite when they nibble their cheese.
They never forget to say thankyou and please.
They always remember to cover their sneeze.
Achoo! Achoo! Achoo!
They're 3 nice mice.

5 little ducks ran in the parking lot
1 fell down and he went plop
Mama called the Big Duck and the Big Duck got hot!
No more ducks running in the parking lot! etc.


We just did a generic: scribbling with large crayons on heavy paper and then watercoloring on top.

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