8.20.22 - Family Storytime: Cats & Dogs
Hello – Everybody Count One
Everybody count one, ONE!
Storytime has just begun,
Everybody count two, TWO!
Shake your shoulders, show your shoes,
Everybody count three, THREE!
Listen very carefully,
Everybody count four, FOUR!
And put your bottoms on the floor.
Stretch – Yoga Poses
Early Literacy Tip – TALK
Talking to a child will build their vocabulary and storytelling skills. Use unfamiliar words and explain their meaning. Early literacy tip for caregivers- Have a grownup narrate what they are doing to baby—for example—we are getting ready to go to the store, so we need to put your shoes and coat on, get Mommy’s purse and car keys, lock the door, etc.
Song – Shake Your Sillies Out by Raffi
Transition Rhyme – If You’re Ready for a Story Clap Your Hands
If you're ready for a story, clap your hands! If you're ready for a story, clap your hands! If you're ready for a story, If you're ready for a story, If you're ready for a story, clap your hands! (Nod your head, rub your tummy, sit so still)
Book – Fluffy McWhiskers : cuteness explosion by Stephen W. Martin
Song – Shake Your Scarves by Johnette Downing
Rhyme - Little Clapping Mouse
Behind the tree * * And under the house * * There lived a teeny * * Tiny mouse * * She loved to sing * * She loved to tap * * But most of all * * She loved to clap * * She clapped all night * * She clapped all day * * She clapped to frighten * * The cat away * * * * * * * * (lots of claps)
Folder Story – Scat the Cat
Game – Sleeping Sleeping
Rhyme – BINGO
There was a farmer who had a dog,
And BINGO was his name-o.
BINGO BINGO BINGO And BINGO was his name-o.
Rhyme – Fleas
On my toe there is a flea Now he’s climbing on my knee Past my tummy, past my nose On my head where my hair grows On my head there is a flea Now he’s climbing down on me Past my tummy, past my knee On my toe… Take that, you flea!
Book - Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
Song w/ Shakers – Move Your Feet from Trolls Soundtrack
Rhyme – If You’re Happy and You Know It!
Goodbye – Our Hands Say Thank You...
Our hands say thank you with
A clap, clap, clap;
Our feet say thank you with a
Tap, tap, tap.
Clap, clap, clap!
Tap, tap, tap!
We roll our hands around, and say,