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FELT STORY | 5 Little Snowgirls

14 Dec

5 Little Snowgirls - puddles

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A tip of the HAT to my colleagues, Alicia and Nicole, who kindly shared their version of this fashionable felt story:

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I really like Alicia’s penguin hat!

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When I was cutting out my own snowpeople yesterday, a couple of curious coworkers went, “aah … cute!” and wanted to know the story.

Their feedback: “Those words are way too sad for little people’s sensitive ears!”

So, I took their advice and found a more optimistic version, here:

Five little snowmen were very fat,
Each one wore a funny hat;
Out came the sun and melted one,
And four little snowmen stood in the sun.
(Continue counting down to one)

One little snowman was very sad,
He still had his funny hat,
Down came the snow
and the children played,
And built four more snowmen on that winter’s day!


* Feel free to change this to snow women, snowgirls, etc.

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I then took some liberties with those words and accepted the author’s advice to do away with the “man” in snowman.

These, then, are my snowgirls and they’re showing off their new winter hats in the biggest September issue ever. Thanks, Alicia and Nicole!

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FELT STORY | 5 Little Snowgirls PDF

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UPDATE:

FAT is politically incorrect, apparently.

So, I’ve reworked the rhyme to eliminate excess baggage.

I know the second verse doesn’t rhyme very well… I’m thinking, I’m thinking …

5 Little Snowgirls

FELT STORY 5 Little Snowgirls PDF

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“A snowgirl can never be too fat or too rich.”

“This season’s millinery was a special delight. The Alicia C penguin hat is to die for.”

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FELT BOARD STORY | Slippery Fish by Charlotte Diamond

25 Dec

Fishy fun!

Slippery Fish by Charlotte Diamond 

(Make swimming motions as you sing)

Slippery fish, Slippery fish,

Swimming in the water.

Slippery fish, Slippery fish,

Gulp … gulp … gulp …

Oh no,

(put your hands to your mouth)

it’s been eater by an –

 

(Make squiggling motions as you sing)

Octopus, octopus –

Squiggling in the water

Octopus, octopus,

Gulp … gulp … gulp …

Oh no, it’s been eaten by a –

 

(Make flashing motions as you sing)

Tuna fish, tuna fish,

Flashing in the water,

Tuna fish, tuna fish,

Gulp … gulp … gulp …

Oh no, it’s been eaten by a –

 

(Make lurking motions as you sing)

Great white shark, great white shark,

Lurking in the water,

Great white shark, great white shark,

Gulp … gulp … gulp …

Oh no, it’s been eaten by a – 

 

(Make spouting motions as you sing)

Humungous whale, humungous whale,

Spouting in the water,

Humungous whale, humungous whale – 

Burp! Ex-cuse me!

PDF > FELT BOARD STORY: Slippery Fish

AUDIO > Listen to an audio sample of Ms. Diamond singing “Octopus (Slippery Fish)” MP3 | RealAudio

FAMILY STORYTIMES | A Baker’s Dozen’s Worth of Books, Felts, and More

24 Dec

13 weeks of Family Storytime programming, by theme and week. Use, re-use, and recycle.

Start of the series: The magic of books via Hervé Tullet.

Clap your hands if you’re here for the magic of Storytime! Ready? 1, 2, 3, Let’s Go!

 

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

PDF > JOKES: Jokes About Our Bee Friends

 

The Honeybee and the Robber: A Moving/Picture Book by Eric Carle

PDF > FINGER PLAY: Five Big Bees on a Billygoat’s Knee

PDF > SONGS: Bee Song + Bumble Bee

PDF > SONGS: Bees Here


The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman, illus. by Jack Tickle

PDF > FINGER PLAY: Here Is the Beehive


Be-wigged by Cece Bell

I Love Jerry Bookmarks

MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKMARKS > I LOVE JERRY BEE BOOKMARKS – Word Document Template

Jerry Bee Colouring Sheet

MAKE YOUR OWN COLOURING SHEETS > I LOVE JERRY BEE – FILL IN YOUR STORYTIME – Word Document Template

Bee Stamp


  

Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketterman, illus. by Bonnie Leick

Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: A Lullaby by Jane Yolen, illus. by Kelly Murphy

Taming Horrible Harry by Lili Chartrand, illus. By Bonnie Leick, illus. by Rogé, translated by Susan Ouriou

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: Five Little Monsters

LINK > Week 2: Full Program

 

 

Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton

Man on the Moon: A Day in the Life of Bob by Simon Bartram

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m off to the Moon by Dan Yaccarino

LINK > FLASH CARD STORY: COSMIC PANDA: Introducing Cosmic Panda

LINK > Week 3: Full Program

 

Pouch! by David Ezra Stein

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Eugene Yelchin

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly illustrated by Simms Tabak

LINK > FLASH CARD STORY: COSMIC PANDA: Chapter 2: Reunion at the Double Helix

LINK > Week 4: Full Program

 

 

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin (aka Mr. Eric), illus. by James Dean

OR

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin

Splat the Cat by Bob Scotton

There are Cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

LINK > Week 5: Full Program

 

 

It’s My Birthday! by Pat Hutchins

The Birthday Fish by Dan Yaccarino

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: Ten Little Candles

LINK > Week 6: Full Program

First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

Butterfly, Butterfly: A Pop-up Book of Color by Petr Horáček

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: Slippery Fish

LINK > Week 7: Full Program

 

 

 

Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

Animals Should Definitely NOT Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett, illus. by Ron Barrett

What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: Little Mouse

LINK > Week 8: Full Program

A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

Hugless Douglas by David Melling

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

TAKE AWAYS:

Footprint Penguin Instructions

LINK > Week 9: Full Program

Call Me Gorgeous by Giles and Alexandra Milton

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae  and Guy Parker-Rees

Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra, illus. by J. Otto Seibold

LINK > Week 10: Full Program

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin/Eric Carle

The Wheels on the Bus by Jane Cabrera

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere by Bob Barner

LINK > FELT BOARD STORY: The Monkey and the Crocodile

LINK > Week 11: Full Program

On My Walk by Kari-Lynn Winters

Wow! City! by Robert Neubecker

Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

LINK > Week 12: Full Program


Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt

Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino

No, David! by David Shannon

LINK > Week 13: Full Program

 

A Zeal of Zebras by Woop Studios

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Brian Wildsmith’s Animal Gallery by Brian Wildsmith

Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj

Look! A Book! by Bob Staake

Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

The Cow that Went Oink by Bernard Most

Mig the Pig by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins

FELT BOARD STORY | Five Little Monsters

10 Dec

“I said, get down off of there!”

FIVE LITTLE MONSTERS

Five little monsters jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped her head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed.”

Four little monsters jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed.”

 (Repeat with 3 and 2)

One little monster jumping on the bed.
She fell off and bumped her head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed.”

More Monsters!

Five Little Monsters ver. 1

Five little monsters by the light of the moon
Stirring pudding with a wooden pudding spoon.
The first one says, “It mustn’t be runny.”
The second one says, “That would make it taste funny.”
The third one says, “It mustn’t be lumpy.”
The fourth one says, “That would make me grumpy.”
The fifth one smiles, hums a little tune,
And licks all the drippings from the wooden pudding spoon!

 

Five Little Monsters ver. 2

5 little monsters sleeping in my bed
5 little monsters sleeping in my bed
1 crawled out from under my spread
I called to Mama and Mama said:
“No more monsters sleeping in your bed”

(Continue until there are no little monsters and then say):


No little monsters sleeping in my bed
None crawling out from under my spread
I called to Mama and Mama said:
“There are no more monsters, go to bed!”

 

 

Five Little Monsters Sitting on the Floor ver. 1


Five little monsters sitting on the floor
The [red] one said, “Let’s knock on someone’s door.”
The [green] one said, “Let’s act a little scary.”
The [white] one said, “Why are we so hairy?”
The [blue] one said, “I hear a funny sound.”
The [pink] one said, “There’s no one else around.”
Then “WHOOSH” went the wind and “EEK!” someone said.
So five little monsters ran under the bed.

Five Little Monsters Sitting on the Floor ver. 2

Five little monsters sitting on the floor
The [xxx] one said, “Let’s knock on someone’s door.”
The [xxx] one said, “Let’s act a little scary.”
The [xxx] one said, “Why are we so hairy?”
The [xx] one said, “I hear a funny sound.”
The [x] one said, “There’s no one else around.”
Then “WHOOSH” went the wind and “EEK!” someone said.
So five little monsters ran under the bed.

PDF > Five Little Monsters

 

COPIES OF COPIES DEPARTMENT: I am in debt to the two superbloggers below, from who I got the idea and whose beautiful felt monsters I copied for my storytime. Merci beaucoup!

MONKEYS!

 

FELT BOARD STORY | Little Mouse

3 Dec

Where’s that mouse?

Look at all the little houses we have.

They’re all different colours. Let’s see what colours We have: We have a  soft pink house; a loud pink house; a red house … and a white house.

But we have a problem. Your see, we don’t know which house the little mouse is hiding in. Will you help me find her?

Let’s call for her:

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”

(Using sound effects slowly peel back all the houses but leave four on the board)

Hmmm … she wasn’t in any of those houses. Maybe if we whisper she’ll come out. [Softer]:

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”

(Pull back another empty house)

Let’s try this house:

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”

(Peel back the house to reveal the little mouse)

There she is! Hello little mouse!

Squeak-squeak!

Let’s make sure she’s the only one, okay?

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”    

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”

(Slowly peel off the remaining two houses with exaggerated SFX)

No. No more mice. She’s the only one! Thanks for your help everybody — I don’t’ think I could have found her without you!

FOR ADDITIONAL FUN: Place some other items behind some of the houses:

FELT BOARD STORY: Little Mouse – PDF

P.S.

Guybrarian recommends Once Upon A Felt for great felt board stories. The owners (Vesna Krcmar Lukic and Sandy Yip) are extremely talented and share my deep concern for early childhood literacy > check out their website:

FELT BOARD STORY | Ten Little Candles

3 Dec

Happy Birthday!

Ten little candles on a birthday cake

 

Puff! Puff! (Blow out 2 candles)

 

Now there are eight.

 

Eight little birthday candlesticks

 

Puff! Puff! Now there are six.

 

Six little candles and not one more

 

Puff! Puff! Now there are four.

Four little candles, red, white and blue

 

Puff! Puff! Now there are two.

 

Two little candles, we’re almost done

 

Puff! Puff! Now there are none.

FELT BOARD STORY: Ten Little Candles – PDF


FELT BOARD STORY | The Monkey and the Crocodile

3 Dec

A tale from India

 

On an island in the middle of the river grew a tall mango tree.

The fruits of the mango were fat. They were ripe. They sent their irresistible smell to the monkeys that lived by the riverbank.

One young monkey stood and stared sadly at the mango tree. He sniffed the air and whimpered.

A crocodile surfaced in the river. “Ah, friend monkey! I, too, have been wanting some of those delicious mangoes. Suppose we work together, as friends, to get them. I can swim across the river, but I cannot climb a tree. You can climb trees, but you cannot swim. So, jump on my back and I will carry you to the island. You can climb up the tree and eat all the mangoes you want, and throw the rest down to me.”

The happy monkey leaped onto the crocodile’s back and the crocodile swam away from the shore. But when they were no more than halfway to the island, the crocodile dived under the water. The poor monkey clung to the crocodile’s scales and held his breath.

When the crocodile surfaced, the monkey gasped and coughed. “What are you doing, friend crocodile? You know I cannot breathe underwater.”

“I am trying to drown you. Then, after I drown you, I will eat you.”

“Oh dear,” said the monkey. “That is so sad. So very sad. You are going to eat me, but you will not be able to taste my heart. It is the most delicious part of my body.”

“I will eat your heart!” said the crocodile.

“No,” said the monkey. “I don’t think so. You see, I keep my heart in the mango tree. I left it there just last week when I was checking to see if the fruit was ripe.”

“I will take you to the mango tree, and you will climb up and get your heart for me,” hissed the crocodile. “Then I will eat you and your heart.”

“Very well,” replied the monkey, “since you insist.”

The crocodile reached the far shore of the river and the monkey leaped onto the sand and scrambled up the tree. He began eating the ripe mangoes, and for good measure he threw some hard green ones down on the crocodile.

“Come down here!” growled the crocodile.

“Ha!” laughed the monkey. “A crocodile who believes that a monkey keeps his heart in a tree is as foolish as a monkey who calls a crocodile his friend.”

The monkey spent many happy days on the island. But he knew he must find a way to get back across the river to his home.  Around and around the island swam the crocodile, still very angry.

The monkey went down to the sandy shore where the river was very narrow. Soon enough, the crocodile appeared.

“I guess I might as well give up,” said the monkey sadly. “I can’t get back across the river, the mangoes are all gone, and I shall soon die of starvation.”

The crocodile licked his crooked lips.

“So I might as well let you eat me,” continued the monkey. “Open your mouth and I will jump in.”

The crocodile opened his mouth.

“Get just a little bit further back from the shore, so I can make a good final leap,” called the monkey.

The crocodile backed up.

“Now open your mouth wide, wider, wider . . . so wide that you even have to close your eyes.”

The crocodile opened his jaws as wide as they would go and scrunched his eyes shut. Monkey made a stunning leap . . . over the crocodile’s mouth, landing on his back, and with one more bound he was back on the bank of the river with his family and friends.

Directions

Colour the monkey and the crocodile on both sides. Cut the crocodile’s mouth on the dotted line. When he opens his mouth at the end of the story, take the two parts of his mouth and separate them, making him open wide. Cut four or more mangoes and colour them orange (or use orange felt). Place them on the tree, and place the tree to the left of the felt board at the beginning of the story. When the monkey eats the mangoes, remove them from the board. The monkey begins the story standing on a small bit of sandy shore at the right of the felt board.

The Tale from India:

The Monkey and the Crocodile: A tale from India – PDF

The Felt Board Story:

FELT BOARD STORY: The Monkey and the Crocodile – A tale from India – PDF

FAMILY STORYTIME | Animals That Don’t Do What They’re Supposed To Do

26 Nov

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE:

Welcoming Music | “Simple Gifts” – Wilson

3 minutes            Opening Rituals | Greetings + Chester

5 minutes            Read-Aloud Story 1 | Lost and Found – Jeffers

3 minutes            Song + Movement | “Old Macdonald”

5 minutes            Read-Aloud-Story 2 | The Cow that Went OINK – Most

3 minutes            Board Book | Series – Northwest Coast Native Art: Colour

5 minutes            Felt Board Story | “Little Mouse, Little Mouse”

4 minutes            Read-Aloud-Story 3 | Bark, George – Feiffer

2 minutes            Closing Rituals | Announcements and Birthday Club

1 minute              Closing Song | “I Love My Library” (“London Bridge”)

TOTAL:              31 minutes

MATERIALS CHECKLIST:

☐  Chester

☐  Portable CD Player

☐  CD: Dulcimer Lullabies

☐  Snappy Library Cards

☐  Circle, Square, Triangle (in VPL colours)

☐ 8 Books: Northwest Coast Artists (4); Jeffers (2); Most; Feiffer

☐ Felt Board

☐  “Little Mouse” Felt Pieces

☐  Rubber Stamps + Ink Pad

☐  Babytime Brochures


THE PROGRAM

 

Welcoming Music | Track 6 from Dulcimer Lullabies: “Simple Gifts” – Joemy Wilson

 

Opening Ritual | Greetings

 

Snap, snap, snap!

What’s that? What’s that?

That’s the sound of Happy-Snappy Library Cards welcoming you to Storytime at the Vancouver Public Library!

Welcome boys and girls! Welcome big people!

[Scan audience and decide which greetings might be appropriate]:

l   Bienvenue!

l   Bienvenido!

l   Benvenuti!

l   Bem-vindo!

l   Nuānyíng Guānglín!

l   Yōkoso!

l   Mabuhay!

l   Hoan nghênh!

l   Wilkommen!

[Wave to everyone] Hi! My name is Michael and today we’re going to have some FUN!

Before we start, a few words:

Kids, I hope you’ll put on your best “listening skills” for the next half hour. That means sitting still and really, really listening to the stories. And then, when the time comes, participating in the activities!

Big people, if your child gets restless, please feel free to take them out into the hallway until they are ready to rejoin us. Everyone appreciates your cooperation and consideration. Thanks!

Now, are you ready? Okay!

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Let’s Go!

Art, Arf!

Oh my! I forgot something. Chester? Chester? Chesterwhere are you?

Arf! ARF!

Oh, there you are. [Put on puppet]. Hi Chester!

Hello Michael. Who are all these people?

They’re you’re neighbours, Chester. They live in your neigh-bour-hood.

Won’t you say “hello” to your new friends?

Arf! ARF!

Are you telling any stories about dogs today, Michael? Arf. ARF!

Well, Chester, I do have a story today about a dog. His name is George.

I think you’re going to like the pre-dic-a-ment George gets himself into.

But we’ve got other stories — about cows and pigs and penguins —

for your new friends today.

Oh! And some mice, too.

Arf. Arf! ARF! More!

Today’s stories are about animals that don’t do what they’re supposed to do. And the stories are about friendship and how we can learn things from our friends — and how a good friend is like a gift.

And … for the youngest members of our audience today – and that includes you, too, Chester …

Arf. Arf!

[Whisper] Chester’s still a puppy.

— we’re going to learn our colours. Sound like a plan? Well then … Chester, I’m going to put you over there so you can listen to the stories? Okay?

Arf!

 

Now let’s all get comfy and listen. Okay? Well, then …

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Let’s Go!


Read-Aloud Story 1 | Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

Our first story today is about a penguin that doesn’t live where it’s supposed to live. It’s also about friendship. Does anyone know what a penguin is? Where do they live? What’s a friend?

Today’s story is called Lost and Found. It’s by one of my favourite writers and illustrators for children, Oliver Jeffers.

 

 

A good friend is a great gift. That’s what I think.

 

(To the adults: I really like picture books that are written and illustrated by one person; if you liked this one, I’d recommend its sequel, called Up and Down [Point to book]).

 

Singing + Movement | “Old Macdonald”

Now, our next book is about animals that live on a farm. So let’s all get up, shake our wiggles out, and sing two verses from that silly song about Old Macdonald and his farm. Now, what sound does a cow make? And a pig?

Okay … 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Let’s Sing!

 


Old Macdonald

Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O
With a “moo-moo” here and a “moo-moo” there
Here a “moo” there a “moo”
Everywhere a “moo-moo”
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O


Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a pig, E-I-E-I-O
With an “oink-oink” here and an “oink-oink” there
Here an “oink” there an “oink”
Everywhere an “oink-oink”

Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

So, in English, cows go “moo” and pigs go “oink-oink.” But wait … did you know that other languages have different sounds for animals? For example, Korean cows say “Um-er” and Koreans pigs say “Gul-gul.”

Does anyone know any other animal sounds in other languages?

Thanks for sharing!

 

Read-Aloud-Story 2 | The Cow that Went OINK – BIG book } Bernard Most

[Show book] This is a story about how each and every one of us is special and how lucky we are when we find a special friend who can teach us things. It’s written and illustrated by a fantastic writer for young children, Bernard Most.

 


The Cow that Went OINK …

I think you liked that one! [Invite comments]

Board Book | Learn the Colours with Northwest Coast Native Art

 

So, last week we learned our shapes, remember?

[Show shapes]: Circle. Square. Triangle?

This week, we’re going to learn the names of colours!

I like this little book about the colours for its local content – West Coast First Nations artists illustrated the book to give children a taste of their cultures. It’s from this series of board books in our collection [Point to the other books in the series].

Are we ready to learn our colours? Okay then, 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Let’s Learn!

“Red! Blue! Yellow! Green! Purple! Grey! Brown! Pink! Orange! White!”

Fantastic folks!

What’s your [point to a few audience members] favourite colour?

Felt Board Story | “Little Mouse, Little Mouse”

 

Now, I bet some of you have been wondering what all these coloured houses are doing here today. They weren’t here last week, were they?

Well, this is a game I really like to play but I need [Point] your help. And the younger kids here today need the help of the older kids. So, let’s all work together, okay? Are you ready to play? 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – Let’s Play!

 

Look at all the little houses we have.

They’re all different colours.

Let’s see what colours we have:

We have a red house; a pink house; a blue house … and a white house.

But we have a problem. Your see, we don’t know which house the little mouse is hiding in. Will you help me find her?

Let’s call for her:

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”

(Using sound effects slowly peel back all the houses but leave four on the board)

 

Hmmm … she wasn’t in any of those houses. Maybe if we whisper she’ll come out. [Softer]:

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”

(Pull back another empty house)

Let’s try this house:

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”

(Peel back the house to reveal the little mouse)

There she is! Hello little mouse!

Squeak-squeak!

 

Let’s make sure she’s the only one, okay?

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”    

“Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?”

(Slowly peal off the remaining two houses with exaggerated SFX)

 

No. No more mice. She’s the only one! Thanks for your help everybody —

I don’t’ think I could have found her without you!

(To adults: do mice live in houses? Are they supposed to?)

Okay, now it’s time for our last story, Bark George, written and illustrated by Jules Feiffer. This one’s for you, Chester!

 

Arf! Arf!


 

 

Read-Aloud Story 3 | Bark, George – Jules Feiffer

[Contingency Plan: If time is running out, hold up the book and tell the audience that unfortunately it’s time to say goodbye but Bark, George will be the featured book next week, when the themes will include … Dogs and the Wacky Things They Do!]

This is a fantastic story about a dog that doesn’t do what he’s supposed to do.

Do any of you know this book? (If someone knows the story, ask their name and, at the end of the story, ask them if they would like to deliver the punch line.) I hope you like it!

This story is for you, Chester!

Arf! Arf!


Bark, George by Jules Feiffer …

So, what did you think of George’s pre-dic-a-ment?

 

Closing Rituals | Announcements + Birthday Club

Well, girls and boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, that con-cludes today’s Storytime. Thanks for being such good listeners. And thanks for helping me find that mouse! I hope you had fun — I know I did. I really hope to see you all again next week, when we’ll learn about sizes – little monkeys and big gorillas, tiny insects and gi-gan-tic dinosaurs and things like that.

Before we go, does anyone have anything they’d like to say?

Thanks for coming to Storytime at [Joe Fortes/Kerrisdale] today.

Don’t forget that we also have fun at Babytimes on [day of week and time].

I have brochures here for anyone who knows a family with a baby. And please tell your friends about Family Storytime.

Kids, I also have some animal stamps if you’d like to remember your visit to the Library today. And Chester would love to meet you if you want to meet him. He loves little children and he never bites!

Finally … is anyone celebrating a birthday this week?

[If so, sing “Happy Birthday”]

So now it’s time to say goodbye. Let’s all stand and sing our goodbye song:


Closing Song | “I Love My Library” (“London Bridge”)

Now it’s time to say goodbye,

say goodbye, say goodbye.

Now it’s time to say goodbye.

Un-til … next time!

 

See you at the library,

library, library.

See you at the library –

I love my li-brar-y!

 

One more time!

 

Thanks again for coming to the Vancouver Public Library today! My name is Michael and I hope to see you again soon!



FAMILY STORYTIME | Birthdays!

26 Nov

 

FELT BOARD  STORY | Ten Little Candles

Ten little candles on a birthday cake

Puff! Puff! (Blow out 2 candles)

Now there are eight.

Eight little birthday candlesticks

Puff! Puff! Now there are six.

Six little candles and not one more

Puff! Puff! Now there are four.

Four little candles, red, white and blue

Puff! Puff! Now there are two.

Two little candles, we’re almost done

Puff! Puff! Now there are none.

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