~Maranda. Welcome to my storytime blog! . Baby Storytime: Thanksgiving. Your jack-of-all-trades of the book world. Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing. And this Thanksgiving Storytime and this Thanksgiving Storytime over at Sunflower Storytime. The more we get together, the happier we’ll be. The Plan. OPENING SONG: Can't Wait to Celebrate OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston FINGERPLAY: The Turkey The turkey is a funny bird. I used rhymes that included things I was grateful for: a house, swings, cake, and a red wagon to represent all the fun songs I like to sing in storytime! clock. The program included toddlers and the book was not too long. Here is a Thanksgiving poem from Thanksgiving: Stories and Poems edited by Caroline Feller Bauer Turkey Dinner, Turkey Dinner Gather round, Gather round Who will get the drumstick, yummy yummy drumstick all sit … Wake up and wiggle in the morning. When you snuggle with your child and sing and read together, their brains soak up the language they hear and the serotonin helps make that learning permanent. *I am thankful for my co-workers who help me with … Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle DOWN! The pattern will be coming to a future Flannel Friday! 4-6th Grade Virtual Book Discussion: The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks, We first teach the kids the signs for: More, Together, Happy & Friends. Here’s what we did: Stretch – Wake Up Feet! Extension Activities. Its head goes wobble, wobble. Gently to the ground. I have been struggling with the gradual change in audience over the past couple of weeks. Librarians have to know a little about a lot. I had just the right amount of fun “stuff” to do and we had a really good crowd. Hi Guys, for this baby storytime, I went with all things turkey related. I used the “I Can Help” book and the Raffi song with the felt board. Also: hands, ears, knees, fingers, hips, etc. When we are warm, and fed, and snuggled with someone we love, our brains release serotonin. Give Thanks for Storytime - ALSC Blog It’s November and Thanksgiving is definitely on the minds of our local preschool and daycare teachers. ACTIVITY: Please and Thank You Wake up feet, wake up feet Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle Wake up feet, wake up feet Wake up and wiggle in the morning. Subjects Thanksgiving Day -- Juvenile fiction Gratitude -- Juvenile fiction. FLANNEL SONG: A Hunting We Will Go* You put your wings in and you shake them all about 2nd floor. I’ve sung this a million times and it still makes me happy. Also: hands, ears, knees, fingers, hips, etc. BOOK: Saffy and Ollie by OPAL *Check out the My Baby Storytime page for the words and/or citations for these weekly activities! I printed out 10 random turkey and we counted them off on the magnet board as I read Johnston’s book. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I love the bubble maker for the babies. See more ideas about thanksgiving books, thanksgiving preschool, thanksgiving. Thanksgiving - Preschool Storytime Books Thanks for Thanksgiving, by Julie Markes I Know It's Autumn, by Eileen Spinelli Songs/Action Rhymes. The more we get together, together, together Welcome to my site! I am so grateful I get to spend time with you and watch you grow from wee little peanuts to walking, talking superstars. This is proof the song works with 3-5 year olds too! Thank you, babies! Fall is a time for crunchy apples and bright orange pumpkins. I played the song, and had the parents hold the babies and the babies hold their stuffed toys from the last activity. 1. She said she saw Raffi perform this song, and he suggested that parents and children sit quietly and listen, rocking and hugging. 1st floor. We are usually a lot more bouncy and active in baby storytime, aren’t we? One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by B. G. Hennessy Over the River and Through the Wood by Lydia Maria Child Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet ( Log Out /  Rhyme -- Juvenile fiction I read this during storytime and it worked beautifully. Up and down in an elevator. Author; Recent Posts; Karalee Sartin. Thankful turkeys are a classic Thanksgiving craft for children that will help foster a sense of gratitude. The more we sing together, the happier we’ll be. They loved Mr. Turkey at Baby/Toddler story time this morning - maybe especially because I used a puppet! OPENING SONG: Hello Song* OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them* BOOK: I Can Help by COSTELLO Each animal needs help; each … This makes us feel good, but it also has the effect of helping us learn. We did this storytime last Monday to start off Thanksgiving week. Your email address will not be published. Storytimes, early literacy, parent education, staff training…it's all good. I’m getting such inspiration from it. Ms W. November 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM. My passion is outreaching to low income, struggling families in my community and bringing the library into their lives. This activity was inspired by this video, which was shared with me by @Library_Quine on Twitter. Autumn Leaves are Falling Down (Tune: London Bridges is falling down) Autumn Leaves are falling down, Fallin down, falling down. Grownups, that was a quiet song! ( Log Out /  16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont, FL 34714. You put your wings in, You put your wings out. Bubbles help babies because the same eye muscles the use to track the bubbles as they move, are the same muscles they will later use for reading. I also love the idea of these literacy tips. I had the parents of the infants ask the toy if they wanted a hug, and then had them ask the toy for a hug–or asking their babies if they wanted a kiss–again, saying “Please,” and “Thank you.”. I couldn’t bear to read books about hunting or eating turkeys – so here you have a “vegetarian Thanksgiving” storytime. Hook thumbs together and spread fingers to create turkey tail. Feeling Thankful by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly (Milbrook Press, 2000) – Again, this book doesn’t necessarily feature Thanksgiving, but it talks about many things children might be thankful for and it can start a great conversation about the things your storytime kids are thankful for. Favorite Songs & Rhymes for Baby Storytime, On Finding Your Tribe (and the TSA Agent), Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Geared toward ages birth through three. Baby Storytime--December 5; Thanksgiving Storytime; Flannel Boards--Are they it worth it? ( Log Out /  The tides have changed and what was once a toddler storytime (officially for 2 and unders) is now a baby storytime. Explore the Digital Library. That’s what we did! I particularly like the end of the book Over the River:… 5 Min Stories; 10 Min Stories; 15 Min Stories; 20+ Min Stories; Type. Replies. In this kids’ thanksgiving book, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm just the day before Thanksgiving. Wobble, wobble, wobble walks the turkey (rock back and forth), Gobble, gobble, gobble talks the turkey (talking motion with hands), Turkeys spread their feathers on Thanksgiving Day (spread your arms), Turkeys spread the feathers and they fly away! We did this storytime last Monday to start off Thanksgiving week. The children smuggle all the turkeys home and declare it a vegetarian holiday. Thanks for sharing this website with everyone. Friday, November 22, 2013. Happy reading! ABCs of Back to School Story Time 2. Where is Thumbkin, where is Thumbkin? And this was a nice familiar one for us to read together. I’m a little turkey, my name is Ted. This storytime can … You keep me centered on why I do what I do! Autumn Leaves are falling down . *Note-I can’t for the life of me remember when I got my turkey rhymes from. ACTIVITY: Where Is Thumbkin? And all it knows is just… Access ebooks, eAudiobooks and all sorts of other online resources. Show Map. I chose this one because I realized that it has the words, “Thank you!” With the babies, I just do thumbs, pointers, and pinkies. Then incorporate the signs as we sing the song. You know, to get us ready for turkey day! Reply. Thanksgiving Storytime! 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