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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Toddler Storytimes

It's almost time for Toddler Storytimes! We'll start up again in the beginning of February and I can't wait!

Here's what I've been planning: I don't know why, but for some reason, I always feel like doing an Outer Space theme in the dead of winter - maybe cabin fever gets my imagination going? I don't know!

This year I'm planning on reading Kitten's First Full Moon for the toddlers. It's been a while since I've shared this sweet, Caldecott Medal winner. It's classic Kevin Henkes - wistfully sweet, with spare, yet lovely illustrations. Playful Kitten thinks that big, round white thing in the sky is a big bowl of milk, just for her. She tries and tries to get it, but of course she can't! Luckily, her thoughtful family leaves a bowl of milk for her on the porch, so it's all good in the end :)
When introducing toddlers to the idea of "space" the first, most familiar object for them is the moon. And, just like Kitten, while toddlers are learning about their worlds, they sometimes they take tumbles along the way!
 
I may follow Kitten's First Full Moon with an excerpt from Laurie Berkner's wonderful song, "Moon, Moon, Moon." Find it on Laurie Berkner's CD Victor Vito along with a whole bunch of other wonderful songs! Listen to them together, then come on in to Toddler Storytime and sing "Moon, Moon, Moon" with me! I'll teach you some simple American Sign Language signs to go with it.
 
And after that? Astro Bunnies!!!
There's something marvelously quirky about a herd of bunnies heading off into space....
 
Enjoy these books, and more songs and fingerplays with me at
Toddler Storytime in February!