While everyone’s sheltering at home, our staff have been busy bees making storytime videos for you! We hope that the sight of these familiar faces, and the sound of these familiar voices, will bring some comfort and cheer.
The Whole Wide World and Me by Toni Iuly
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019. ISBN: 9780763692636
Firebird by Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, ISBN: 9780399166150
Life by Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel
New York : Beach Lane Books. ISBN: 9781481451628
Wings by Cheryl B. Klein and Tomie dePaola
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. ISBN: 9781534405103
Whole Wide World Photo Album
Photos (if you don’t have a printer ask a teacher from your school or a neighbor)
Or use pictures you have drawn or from old magazines!
Pick out your favorite pictures of your friends, family, plants, animals, your home, your favorite stuffy, your favorite rock or tree! How many different colors, shapes and sizes will end up in your whole wide world album? What would you add to your album that you wish was already a part of your world?
Pick words that are easy to rhyme, write them on a piece of paper, pick one out of a bowl and see how many rhymes you can come up with from that one word! Maybe you can create a poem or a story around what you come up with!
Grow Flower Grow!
Lyrics by Vanessa
(What kind of flower will you be? Have someone plant you in the ground, pretend to water you and give you sunlight, then after the song describe what kind of flower you have grown into! Maybe you can draw a picture of this beautiful flower!)
Plant this little seed into the ground,
Let the roots grow wide, deep and all around.
Give a little water, and a little sun
How will you grow up, if you could be anyone?
I Have Hands -lyrics by Vanessa
I have hands, I have hands
Watch me clap, clap clap
I have arms, I have arms
Watch me swing, swing swing
I have legs, I have legs
They can bend and stretch,
I have feet, I have feet
Watch me stamp, stamp, stamp
I am strong I am special but with you I am even stronger
Together we are even better!
Los Pollitos Dicen -traditional Spanish folksong
Los pollitos dicen, pio pio pio,
Little chickies squeal, pío, pío, pío
cuando tienen hambre
cuando tienen frio.
When they are so cold,
and when they want a meal.
La gallina busca el maiz
y el trigo
Mama goes and gets them corn
from the field,
les da la comida y les
Serves them each their food, and
warms them head to heel.
Bajo de sus alas,
Chickies sleep so yummy,
snuggled up with mommy,
duermen los pollitos hasta
el otro día!
And that’s just where they’ll stay
until another day.