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Family Storytime – 2/8/2020: Transportation 

2/8/2020 – Family Storytime – Transportation

  1. Song – Top of the Morning

  2. This is a fun tune and great for waking up and doing a little stretching. It’s called Top of the Morning.

  3. Hello Rhyme – PBJ Hello

  4. We say hello in a lot of different ways!

Peanut butter jelly, Marmalade and jam. Let’s say hello as LOUD as we can! HELLO (softly, fast, slow, nicely) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx61o23Vvns)

  1. Song – Can’t Sit Still! by Greg & Steve

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  1. A colleague gave me this one and it’s got some great moves!

  2. ASL –  CAR / PLANE / BOAT

  3. I like to include a few new ASL signs in storytime. I sometimes print my own flash cards from Baby Sign Language.

  4. Story –  Melvin Might? By Jon Scieszka

  5. This is a little long but new to our library and cute. So I thought it might work for a first book, which I generally do a little longer.

  6. Rhyme – I’m an Airplane

  7. Here we use our bodies to be airplanes.

I’m an airplane (repeat) Flying high (repeat) I can tilt this way (repeat) In the sky (repeat) I’m an airplane (repeat) Flying high (repeat) I can tilt that way (repeat) In the sky (repeat) I’m an airplane (repeat) Flying high (repeat) I can make a landing (repeat) From the sky (repeat) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv76PtdM4BU)

  1. Song – Wheels on the Bus 

  2. Can’t have a transportation theme without this gem!

  3. Story/Prop – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

  4. I made this puppet ages ago and I love a good excuse to break him out!

  5. Game –  Traffic Light Freeze Game

  6. I created stop lights on Popsicle sticks and we do a version of red light, green light where we drive our cars fast, slow and then stop.

  7. Rhyme – Have You Ever Seen a Sailboat

  8. This ones great for the lap babies and toddlers.

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Have you ever seen a sailboat, a sailboat, a sailboat. Have you ever seen a sailboat, waving it’s sails. Wave this way and that way, That way and this way. Have you ever seen a sailboat, waving it’s sails.

  1. Story – Freight Train by Donald Crews

  2. This ones great for colors and sounds.

  3. Finger Play – Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

  4. And of course we need a rocket ship!

Zoom, zoom, zoom We’re going to the moon. Zoom, zoom, zoom We’re going to the moon. If you want to take a trip climb aboard my rocket ship. Zoom, zoom, zoom We’re going to the moon. In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!

  1. Shakers / Song – Chugga, Lugga Choo Choo by ….

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  1. I can’t remember who this one is by but it has a great shaker beat.

  2. Rhyme – If You’re Happy and You Know It

  3. I’ll include this one if we have time but with my speaker, I want to wrap up a little quicker than normal.

  4. Goodbye Rhyme – PBJ Goodbye

  5. We end the same way we said hello.

Peanut butter jelly, Marmalade and jam. Let’s say goodbye as LOUD as we can! Goodbye (softly, fast, slow, nicely) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx61o23Vvns)

  1. Song – Clean it up

  2. Song – Goodbye, so long, farewell my friends

How’d it go:

This was a fun one. We loved flying in our airplanes and driving our cars!

That’s all for now!

-M-

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