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.
OPEN, SHUT THEM
HANDS UP HIGH
Credit: Manly Library
TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES BY MEM FOX
A KISS MEANS I LOVE YOU BY KATHRYN MADELINE ALLEN
THEY’RE A PART OF ME
HUGS, BOUNCES, AND TICKLES
Credit: Librarian Lisa’s Storytimes
HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES
BIPPITY BOPPITY BEES
Credit: Inspired by Miss Mary Liberry
CALM DOWN RHYME:
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!
CHILDREN, CHILDREN TURN AROUND
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!