Dinosaurs toddler storytime

dinosaur toddler

 

 

 

Opening Rhyme
(to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We’re all here today. We’re all here today.
Let’s clap our hands and sing together.
Hip, hip, hooray!
Source: (To be honest, my library was using this before I started so I’m not sure where the previous librarian found it, but it looks like a modified version of Jean Warren’s Preschool Express song here.)

Where, oh Where are Baby’s Fingers?
(Tune: Ten Little Indians)
Where, oh where are baby’s fingers? Where, oh where are baby’s toes?
Where’s the baby’s belly button?
‘Round and round it goes
Where, oh where are baby’s ears?
Where, oh where is baby’s nose?
Where’s the baby’s belly button?
Round and round it goes.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton

Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Where Can You Be
Dinosaur, dinosaur, where can you be? (both thumbs behind back)
Hiding behind me, where no one can see
Now you see one,
She’s looking at you.
Here come the other
And now there are two
Source: King County Library System

Scarf Play
Peek-a-boo
Scarf Toss (literally, just tossing the scarves in the air, while saying, “1,2,3 – weee!!!!)!

Scarf Song
(tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
My scarf goes up. My scarf goes down.
My scarf goes around, around, around, around, around.
My scarf goes in. My scarf comes out.
My scarf flies about, about, about, about, about.
Source: No clue where I originally saw or heard this, but here is a PDF.)

Book – Dinosaur Roar! by Paul and Henrietta Stickland

 Dinosaur Egg
Inside her egg shell, white and round,
Baby dino is safe and sound.
But she wants to come out into the light,
So she pushes and shoves
With all her might.
Her shell soon cracks
And creaks and pops,
One big jump and out she pops!
Source: Preschool Express

Bubbles – best bubble machine ever! (IMHO, of course)

 Rainbows in my Bubbles
Tune of She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
When I look up towards the sun,
They’ve got rainbows every one.
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do.
Source: Preschool Express

Good-bye Song
(Tune of Ten Little Indians)
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with both feet now
Repeat with other body parts
Source: King County Library System

Early literacy tip:   Parent-gesture helps children learn to communicate. Pointing is first exhibited around 8 months and is one of the first gestures children use to communicate. Children more likely to gesture have parents who gesture. Children with larger vocabularies when they were older were more likely to have used gestures when they were younger.  – The Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky

Play Time!

 

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