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This week’s featured books: The Tiptoeing Tiger by Philippa Leathers

                                                    Big Little Hippo by Valeri Gorbachev

 

Song: 

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime.

This is the time for storytime.

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here.

 

Read: The Tiptoeing Tiger by Philippa Leathers; Publisher: Candlewick Press

 

Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)
 Right up to your chinny, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)

 

Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
A little mouse is creeping
In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)
A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)
A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…
An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
An old grey cat comes creeping in the house
 And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast.)

 

Read: Big Little Hippo by Valeri Gorbachev; Sterling Children’s Books

 

SongTen Little Hippos

There was one.

There were two.

There were three little hippos.

There were four.

There were five.

There were six little hippos.

There were seven.

There were eight.

There were nine little hippos.

Ten little hippos swimming in the pond.

 

 

Rhyme

Five little tigers letting out a roar - One went away, and now there are four.
Four little tigers climbing on a tree - One went away, and now there are three.
Three little tigers eating tiger stew - One went away, and now there are two.
Two little tigers lying in the sun - One ran away, and now there’s just one.
 One little tiger, playing all alone - He went away, and now there are none.

 

SongTiger, Tiger (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Tiger, tiger in the night, with his eyes so glowing bright.
Look and see his tail so long, swish, swish, swish with a song.
Look and see his eyes so bright, blink, blink, blinking in the light.
See his stripes upon his back, looking oh so, orange and black.
Tiger, tiger in the night, with his eyes so glowing bright.

 

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it
 you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
 If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)

Closing Song:

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.
This is the end of storytime.
I’m glad you were here.
 I’m so glad you were here.