Toddler Time: They’re a Part of Me

One of the things that I love about Toddler Time is the chance to do new themes that I never thought about doing for my Pre-K storytime.  The They’re a Part of Me theme is one of those that I never had the chance (or even the inclination) to do with the older kids.  Which is a shame because I’ve learned that there are a lot of great things you can do for this theme.

OPENING RHYMES:

OPEN, SHUT THEM
Credit:  Traditional

HANDS UP HIGH
Credit:  Manly Library

Part of Me Books

BOOKS:

TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES BY MEM FOX

A KISS MEANS I LOVE YOU BY KATHRYN MADELINE ALLEN

MIDDLE RHYMES:

THEY’RE A PART OF ME
Credit:  Traditional

HUGS, BOUNCES, AND TICKLES
Credit:  Librarian Lisa’s Storytimes

HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES
Credit:  Traditional

Bibbity Bobbity Bees

NOT-A-FLANNELBOARD:

BIPPITY BOPPITY BEES
Credit:  Inspired by Miss Mary Liberry

CALM DOWN RHYME:

TWINKLE, TWINKLE
Credit:  Traditional

MOVEMENT ACTIVITY:

JINGLE BELLS!

We played a freeze game with the jingle bells today.  We jingled them while the music played, then froze when the music stopped.  Very fun!

CLOSING RHYME:

CHILDREN, CHILDREN TURN AROUND
Credit:  Traditional

HOW IT WENT:

This week’s Toddler Time went so much better than last week’s.  We had a larger crowd, which for some reason kept the rowdy kids from being too rowdy, yet they still had a lot of fun.  Everything — books, rhymes, activities — worked amazingly well, and I will definitely be doing this theme again!

PDF HANDOUT:

Theyre a Part of Me

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