There were 70!! people in storytime today. And we turned a couple of families away. 😦 Darn occupancy! I kind of think babies shouldn’t have to count in the head count just so we could squeeze a few more in. I just feel so bad turning them away!
New Welcome Spiel:
Good morning, my name is Kendra and welcome to Tiny Tots storytime, a storytime for one year olds. I know a few of you have older children and that is fine, just please keep an extra close eye on them so they don’t knock down the little guys. Safety is very important with this many people in the room. A couple of things before we start: please turn off your cell phones and save any grown up conversations until after storytime. Please sing along with me and you’ll get bonus points for dancing and moving along, too! It’s fun to see you guys being silly me! 🙂
Two Little Blackbirds (regular, on our shoulders, quiet)
Book: Wake Up, Me! by Marni McGee
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Book: Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury (the updated versions are white, not yellow, FYI)
Practice shaking so the kids get used to being on top of the chute. Shake fast, slow, fast, slow until they all look comfortable and parents are with you.
These are the Colors Over You (only we said under today)
Ten Little Bubbles (we’ve done this before so parents really got in to it!)
Book: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera
Now I tell parents about the activity and ask them to start taking their kids of the chute while we sing the Goodbye Bubbles song. That way by the end of the Splish Splash the chute is off the floor so they can easily get to the activity tables. It works really well for me.
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin
Activity: stamp art (and markers for extra doodling fun and to write names on artwork)
Check out these masterpieces!