Our toddlers welcomed back their old friends: Mr. Bear and Roly Poly Beetle:
Animal Song with Puppets: "Pig on Her Head" (Alternate version)
I shared a new song with the toddler groups and I think they loved it!! I've had this song in my collection all along, but it took Thrive After Three to demonstrate how fun it is. I just used my hand puppets and had a teen volunteer bounce around with me and let animals sit momentarily on the heads of some kids who welcomed the visitors.
P.S. Teen Volunteers rock!
The song ends with a full on nose-nuzzle which I think is adorable!
The full crew:
Yours truly with a pig on her head
Book: Brown Bear by Bill Martin. I have never ever read this book in storytime before this week because I feel kind of Brown-Beared out, but I thought it would be nice to share a book most kids know after a month "off" from storytime
Cube Song: Look at my new official cube! Yesterday it landed on "Here is the Beehive" and today it landed on "There Was a Little Turtle"
Letter of the Day: Pp for pig (like the ones on our heads) and popcorn (like the song we popped to!)
Movement / Music:
"Popcorn" - we made lots of it!
"Fingerplay" - after lots of pointing and tapping, we pointed to someone we love! Aww
Flannel: "See You Later, Alligator"
The kids and their caregivers helped me say goodbye in some very fun ways!
See you later, alligator
Give a hug, ladybug
Take care, brown bear
Bye bye, butterfly
See you soon, raccoon
See you all next week!
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