August Sensory Story Time

Welcome families:

“Children are free to move around and make noise during story time.”

“This is not an exclusionary program.  We invite you to all our programs.”

Go over visual schedule:

  • Bubbles
  • Song
  • Book
  • Flannel Board
  • Book
  • Bean Bags
  • Bean Bags
  • Parachute
  • ABCs with Alphabetty
  • Playtime

Song with frog puppet and bubbles:

There was a little frog,

His name was tiny Tim.

I put him in the bathtub,

To see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water,

He ate up all the soap,

And now he has a bubble in his throat.

So, when he said hello to ________________ he had a bubbles in his throat!

And when he said hello to _____________ he had bubbles in his throat.

(Ask parent if child is all right with bubbles being blown above their head and greet each child with bubbles.)

Song:

If you want to hear a story clap your hands,

If you want to hear a story clap your hands,

If you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story,

If you want to hear a story clap your hands.

If you want to hear a story tell your friends shhhh!

If you want to hear a story tell your friends shhh!

If you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story,

If you want to hear a story tell your friends shhh!

If you want to hear a story sit real still,

If you want to hear a story sit real still,

If you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story,

If you want to hear a story sit real still.

Book:

Shake the Tree

Pass out cardstock trees for the kids to shake during the book.

Flannel Board:

Five little monkeys sitting in a tree,

Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!”

Along comes Mr. Crocodile as quite and can be and . . . SNAP!

Four little monkeys sitting in a tree . . .

Three little monkeys sitting in a tree . . .

Two little monkeys sitting in a tree . . .

One little monkey sitting in a tree . . .

And away swims Mr. Crocodile as full as he can be!

Book:

Dog’s Colorful Day

Do flannel board alongside the book

Bean bag song with Frog puppet:

Froggy’s Hopping

(tune of “Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush”)

Froggy’s hopping on my toes, on my toes, on my toes (hop puppet on toes and have kids hop bean bags)

Froggy’s hopping on my toes

RIIIIIBBIT (hop puppet/bean bags to knees)

Froggy’s hopping on my knees . . .

Froggy’s hopping on my tummy . . .

Froggy’s hopping o my shoulder . . .

Froggy’s hopping on my head . . .

Look! He hopped away!

Bean Bag Song:

(Tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know it”)

Put your bean bag on your toes, on your toes,

Put your bean bag on your toes, on your toes

Put your bean bag on your toes, then move it to your nose

Put your bean bag on your nose, on your nose.

Put your bean bag on your knee, on your knee

Put your bean bag on your knee, on your knee

Put your bean bag on your knee, then shake it just like me

Put your bean bag on your knee, on your knee.

Parachute:

Use the parachute to bounce the bean bags and let the kids take turns getting under the parachute.

ABCs with Alpahbetty:

Sing the ABCs with Alphabetty puppet.

Sensory Play:

Get out the sensory bins and let the parents socialize.

Currently I’m using kinectic sand, play sand, water beads, and a water bin with plastic sharks and fish,

Inclusive Story Time: Babies

Books:

Me Baby, You Baby by Ashley Wolff

Boss Baby by Marla Frazee

A Book of Babies by Il Sung Na

This is Baby by Jimmy Fallon

 

Greeting Song:

We Clap and Sing Hello

(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

 

We clap and sing hello,

We clap and sing hello,

With our friends at story time,

We clap and sing hello.

 

We wave and sing hello,

We wave and sing hello,

With our friends at story time,

We wave and sing hello.

 

We stomp and sing hello,

We stomp and sing hello,

With our friends at story time,

We stomp and sing hello.

 

Greeting Song #2:

Bread and Butter

 

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam

Let’s say hello as quiet as we can.

 

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam

Let’s say hello as loud as we can.

 

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,

Let’s say hello as slow as we can.

 

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,

Let’s say hello as fast as we can.

 

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,

Let’s say hello as high as we can.

 

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,

Let’s say hello as low as we can.

 

Opening Song:

If You Want to Hear a Story

 

If you want to hear a story clap your hands,

If you want to hear a story clap your hands,

If you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story,

If you want to hear a story, clap your hands.

 

If you want to hear a story tell your friends shhhh!

If you want to hear a story tell your friends shhh!

If you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story,

If you want to hear a story tell your friends shhh!

 

If you want to hear a story sit real still,

If you want to hear a story sit real still,

If you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story,

If you want to hear a story sit real still.

 

Flannel Song:

Baby Shark

Baby Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Baby Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Baby Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Baby Shark.

 

Mommy Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Mommy Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Mommy Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Mommy Shark

 

Daddy Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Daddy Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Daddy Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Daddy Shark

 

Grandpa Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Grandpa Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Grandpa Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Grandpa Shark

 

Going Swimming

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Going Swimming

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Going Swimming

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Going Swimming

 

See a Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

See a Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

See a Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

See a Shark.

 

Safe at Last

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Safe at Last

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Safe at Last

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo Doo

Safe at Last

 

Bye Bye Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo

Bye Bye Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo

Bye Bye Shark

Doo Doo, Doo Doo, Doo

Bye Bye Shark

 

Tune and hand motions at Jbrary

 

Puppet Activity:

I Had a Little Turtle

I had a little turtle.

He lived in a box.

He swam in a puddle,

And he climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at a mosquito.

He snapped at a flea.

He snapped at a minnow.

He snapped at me!

He caught the mosquito.

He caught the flea.

He caught the minnow,

But he could catch me!

 

Hand motions at Jbrary

 

Shaker Song #1

Where is Shaker?

(Tune: Where is Thumbkin)

 

Where is Shaker? Where is shaker? ( begin with the shaker held behind your back)

Here I am! Here I am! (Bring the shaker out and shake it)

How are you today friend? Very well, I thank you.

Run away, run away (hide the shaker behind your back again.

 

Where is Shaker? Where is Shaker?

Here I am!  Here I am!

Rolling on the floor, rolling on the floor.

Run away, run away.

 

Where is Shaker? Where is Shaker?

Here I am! Here I am!

Tapping on your hand, tapping on your hand.

Run away, run away.

 

Where is Shaker? Where is Shaker?

Here I am. Here i am.

Shaking on your tummy, shaking on your tummy.

Run away, run away.

 

Where is Shaker? Where is Shaker?

Here I am! Here I am!

Jumping up and down, jumping up and down.

Run away, run away.

 

Shaker Song #2

If You’re Happy and You Know it, Give a Shake

If you’re happy and you know it, give a shake,

 

If you’re happy and you know it, give a shake,

If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it,

If you’re happy and you know it, give a shake.

 

If you’re happy and you know it, give a clap (with egg shaker in hand)

If you’re happy and you know it, give a clap,

If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show,

If you’re happy and you know it, give a clap.

 

If you’re happy and you know it, give a tap,

If you’re happy and you know it, give a tap,

If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it,

If you’re happy and you know it give a tap.

 

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em up high,

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em up high,

If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to  show it,

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em up high.

 

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em down low

I’f you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em down low,

If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it,

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em down low.

 

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em fast,

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em fast,

If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it,

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em fast.

 

If you’re happy and and you know it, shake ’em slow.

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em slow.

If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it,

If you’re happy and you know it, shake ’em slow.

Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes

Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey: Kuntz,  Doug, Shrodes, Amy, Cornelison, Sue: 9781524715472: Amazon.com: Books

“When an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home, they can’t bear to leave their beloved cat, Kunkush, behind. So they carry him with them from Iraq to Greece, keeping their secret passenger hidden away.
 
But during the crowded boat crossing to Greece, his carrier breaks and the frightened cat runs from the chaos, disappearing. After an unsuccessful search, his family has to continue their journey, leaving brokenhearted.
 
A few days later, aid workers in Greece find the lost cat. Knowing how much his family has sacrificed already, they are desperate to reunite them. A worldwide community comes together to spread the word on the Internet and in the news media, and after several months the impossible happens—Kunkush’s family is found, and they finally get their happy ending in their new home.
 
This remarkable true story is told by the real people involved, with the full cooperation of Kunkush’s family.”–amazon.com

The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Amazon.com: The Red Pencil: 9780316247825: Pinkney, Andrea Davis, Evans,  Shane W.: Books

“Life in Amira’s peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when Janjaweed attackers arrive, unleashing unspeakable horrors. After losing nearly everything, Amira needs to find the strength to make the long journey on foot to safety at a refugee camp. She begins to lose hope, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind — and all kinds of possibilities.”

Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour

Lubna & Pebble: 9780192767257: Amazon.com: Books

“Lubna’s best friend is a pebble. She found it on the beach when they arrived in the night, then she fell asleep in Daddy’s salty arms. Lubna tells Pebble everything. About home. About the war. Pebble always listens to her stories and smiles when she feels afraid. But one day, when a little boy arrives, alone in a world of tents, Lubna poignantly understands that he needs Pebble even more than she does . . . Author Wendy Meddour joins forces with illustrator Daniel Egneus to create an important story about the power of friendship.”

The Shape Song Swingalong by Stevesongs

Amazon.com: The Shape Song Swingalong (Book & Enhanced CD) (Singalongs):  9781846866791: SteveSongs, David Sim: Books

“What can you make with a line, a circle or square? This inspiring book, based on an original song by children s singer SteveSongs, shows how simple shapes can be transformed into anything you can imagine from boats to skyscrapers to a circus. The catchy song and animation will soon have you dancing along, making shapes! Includes a dual-purpose audio and video CD to listen to the singalong on a CD player or listen and watch the video animation on a Mac or PC.”–amazon.com

Say Hello by Rache lsadora

Amazon.com: Say Hello!: 9780399252303: Isadora, Rachel, Isadora, Rachel:  Books

“Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her colorful neighborhood. There are people from so many different cultures! They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese, and many other languages. And her dog, Manny? Well, he seems to understand everyone, and gives a happy “Woof!” wherever he goes.

Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora’s eyecatching collages are full of kid-friendly details like colorful storefronts, pigeons and an ice cream truck, making Carmelita’s neighborhood fun to explore. Emphasizing the rich diversity of America’s neighborhoods, this simple portrait of a child’s day provides a great introduction to the joy of language.”–amazon.com

The Itty-Bitty Witch by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Amazon.com: The Itty-Bitty Witch: 9781542041232: Speed Shaskan, Trisha,  Yan, Xindi: Books

“Betty can’t wait to be a first-grade witch. But on the first day of school, her classmates start calling her “Itty Bitty” because she’s small and still uses her kinder-broom. Betty doesn’t like the nickname—or how it makes her feel itty-bitty inside. So she comes up with a BIG idea to prove herself: winning the Halloween Dash.”–amazon.com

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum

Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum (Classic Seuss): Dr. Seuss, Joyner, Andrew:  9780399559129: Amazon.com: Books

“Based on an unrhymed manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this book is like a visit to a museum—with a horse as your guide!
 
Explore how different artists have seen horses, and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself. Discover full-color photographic art reproductions of pieces by Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock, and many others—all of which feature a horse! Young readers will find themselves delightfully transported by the engaging equines as they learn about the creative process and how to see art in new ways.
 
Taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss’s original sketches, acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner has created a look that is both subtly Seussian and wholly his own. His whimsical illustrations are combined throughout with “real-life” art. Cameo appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters (among them the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and Horton the Elephant) make Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum a playful picture book that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for Seuss fans, artists, and horse lovers of all ages.”–amazon.com

Fairies are Real by Holly Hatam

Fairies Are Real! (Mythical Creatures Are Real!) - Kindle edition by Hatam,  Holly. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

“Pixie dust, crystals, and honey, oh my! That’s what fairies are made of! But did you know that fairies’ clothes are made from flower petals sewn with spiderwebs, or that a fairy is born each time a seed is planted? Fairy lovers will be tickled to learn all sorts of “facts” about these beloved mythical creatures in the latest Mythical Creatures Are Real! board book by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Holly Hatam. Look for Unicorns Are Real! and Dragons Are Real!, too!”–amazon.com

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