Apparently everyone is over their colds and back to storytime. We were over capacity by 10 in each storytime and had to turn at least 4 families away. Bummer.
I HAD AN ACTUAL THEME TODAY YOU GUYS!!!!! Just felt like talking about babies. Maybe because I got to play with a couple of super adorable ones this weekend (thanks, friends!).
Babies Galore Outline:
Book: Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee (LOVE THIS BOOK! Perfect for a full storytime as it keep the parents’ attention as well as the kids’.)
Puppets: Row, Row Your Boat-this time we had to use the name for the babies of each kind of animal (chick, kitten, puppy, lamb, and piglet).
Parent Message: “Grownups, this is a great way to expand your child’s vocabulary. Instead of calling a lamb a baby sheep, call it a lamb and give them a new word. Where is my Baby by Harriet Ziefert is a great book for sharing at home for this exact reason!” The book was available for them to check out and someone did. Yay!
Book (Toddler Storytime only): Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman I skipped a few pages since they were getting kind of antsy, but they seemed to really like it!
Shakeable You by the Imagination Movers (free dance and some followed along with the music and me)
We’re Tapping by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Book: If You’re Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin
Microwave Playdough Recipe:
1 c. water
1 c. flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 Tbsp cooking oil
1/2 cup salt
Food coloring, spices, glitter, or whatever you want to add to make it extra fun. We buy apple cider mix to add to ours occasionally. Smells so yummy!
Mix all ingredients together and microwave for about 2 minutes, then stir. Cook for 30 seconds more. Repeat until playdough is right consistency.
If you don’t have a microwave you can mix all the ingredients except the water and add boiling water (we do it in an electric tea kettle) to the mix. Stir it all up until it’s the right consistency.
Voila! Super easy, non-toxic, playdough.