Today’s 2 year old storytime ended up with an Eric Carle theme unintentionally, but hey, the guy’s great so there ya go. And this is the cutest meme and kinda related so.
Introduction, including a reminder about our district’s program marketing survey and to check out books for grown ups and let your children see you reading and enjoying it. The more you enjoy reading, the more your child will.
Hi, Hello and How Are You with ukulele (I’m getting better, finally!)
Breathe: take a deep breath and blow it out slow. Works really well for getting them ready to listen. Plus, I personally love it as a coping mechanism for stress and transition.
Book: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
We repeated the phrase “she was very busy” in chorus on each page. It was really effective in keeping them engaged through this longer book.
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Book: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Warm up with shake high, low, fast, slow, fast, stop, fast, stop
We’re Tapping by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Book: If You’re Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera (4 verses)
Description of Activity: tell them about playdough and remind them to check out books and participate in our Library Week activity. Share what they love about the library or how the library has changed their lives in a thought bubble. We’ll photograph it and post it on Facebook. Had no takers during storytime but a co-worker was able to catch some after. So yay!
Activity: playdough with cookie cutters and stampers. Lavender colored this time. ’tis Spring!