Monday, September 23, 2013

Toddler Storytime - Cats

To kick off our fall storytime session, I decided to start with cats. Because why not?

The Plan:


If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff
Where is Tippy Toes? by Betsy Lewin


"Rainbow Kittens"

Six little kittens found a box of paint.
They jumped right in...
Their mother will faint!
The first little kitten came out red.
"I'll be orange!" the second one said.
The third little kitten turned bright yellow.
"I'll be green," said the next little fellow.
The fifth kitten said, "My favorite is blue."
"Purple for me," said the sixth with a mew.
Dancing home the little kittens go,
To show their mother a kitten rainbow!

Mama cat said, "You're the most colorful kittens that I've ever seen!"
Then one...
She licked them all clean!

(Thanks to Sarah at Read Rabbit Read for this flannel idea!)


"If You're a Kitten and You Know It"

If you're a kitty and you know it lick your paws. (pretend to lick paws)
If you're a kitty and you know it lick your paws.
If you're a kitty and you know it then your face will surely show it.
If you're a kitty and you know it lick your paws.

Continue with: your claws (show claws)
...swish your tail (wiggle bottom)
...say "Meow!"

This session I also wanted to try something new: the storytime cube. I know it isn't a new idea, but while perusing my Feedly of storytime blogs, I came across posts from Mel at Mel's Desk and Amy at The Show Me Librarian. I thought it might be a fun way to integrate the element of suspense for the toddler and save my sanity by doing something different each week. Here's what mine looks like:

I bought the cube itself from Discount School Supply and then just made my own song inserts on Publisher that were printed on cardstock.

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