Work smarter, not harder, right? A class visit that’s coming next wek requested a Community Workers/Helpers theme so I thought I’d use similar content for today and tomorrow’s Family Storytimes, plus incorporate some of it into next week’s Babytime, and then do it all again for the class visit. Reduce, reuse, recycle, and refine.
Version #1 on Thursday was the least successful. I learned that although tons of toddlers come to our Family Storytimes, everything’s different when ALL the kids at your Family Storytime are toddlers! Which is exactly what happened on Thursday. I only saw one person cry. Luckily it wasn’t me (but still, poor little guy!).
Welcome Song with signs — The More We Get Together (x2)
Flannel/Felt/Guessing Game — Little Cat, Little Cat Are You Under the ___’s Hat?
Weekly Opening Song — Bread and Butter
Book #1 — Shhh! Everybody’s Sleeping! by Julie Markes
Movement/Rhyme — Fireman, Fireman, Turn Around (x2)
(to the tune of Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear)
Fireman Fireman, turn around
Fireman, fireman, touch the ground
Fireman, fireman, drive the truck
Fireman, fireman, don’t get stuck!
Fireman, fireman, hurry to the fire
Fireman, fireman, spray the water higher.
Fireman, fireman, give a shout,
Fireman, fireman, you put the fire out! Hooray!
(from Sunflower Storytime)