Adding storytimes this year seems to be working as the group size has been much more manageable! Fingers crossed it keeps up!
Good morning and welcome to storytime for two year olds. Before we get started, I have just a few housekeeping items. Please put away snacks during storytime and save any grown up conversations until after storytime. The table behind me and the tables by the window are no fly zones. If your little one is grabbing things off the tables or otherwise distracted by them, please re-direct them to the storytime rug. And lastly, please sing and dance and play along with me. The more you get involved, the more your child will!
This is Big (Thanks to Mel for this one)
This is big, big, big
This is small, small, small
This is short, short, short
This is tall, tall, tall
This is yes, yes, yes
This is no, no, no
This is fast, fast, fast
This is slow, slow, slow
Parent Message: We have read this book in storytime before and that’s because repetition is very important. The more you do something with your child, the better they learn it. This is also why we do songs over and over again.
Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri
3 Little Ducks Flannel Board: KCLS Tell Me a Story has a video for it here
Rather than 5 or 6 little ducks going out one day I cut the number to 3. Otherwise it’s just too long for toddlers. We’re really lucky to have these individual flannel bags that have a clear pocket on one side for holding flannel pieces and felt on the other side so families can play along. The kids love getting their own flannel set to play with. I have no idea where these bags came from or how to find them again. They probably wouldn’t be too hard to make actually… *adds to long list of things to try*
This is Big
Little White Duck by Walt Whippo
The Wheels on the Bus by Jane Cabrera
This is Big
Activity: Dobbers and die cut shapes. This is a great fine motor activity for toddlers as they have to grip the dobbers just right. Plus it’s noisy fun to pound them on the tables.