Here is a list of resources I've found useful for story sessions in the library, from Susan @ www.susanstephenson.com.au
Fun children's learning activities, including printable templates, for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school kids.
Chapter 1: Worms go up, worms go down; Worms go up, worms go down ... shh - they're hiding in the ground Chapter 2: Worms go down, worms go up; Worms go down...
Free Back-to-School Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time I always loved circle time with preschoolers, and I've been having a wonderful time sharing fun songs with my now-9-month-old grandbaby. So this school year, I want to publish a series of free songs and rhymes for circle time.
CHAPTERS 9 - 16 - Rhymes and Songs to Share With Your Baby Featuring: A Smooth Road, Twinkle Twinkle, The Grand Old Duke of York, Pizza Pizza Pumpernickel, Five Little Kitten and It's Time to Say Goodbye Talking to your baby from early in pregnancy and from birth helps you bond with your baby and also prepares your baby to learn.
A great song to use when your storytimers have the wiggles. Lyrics: We wiggle and wiggle and stop We wiggle and wiggle and stop We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and stop We twirl... We clap.. We wave... We jump... We bounce... Visit us!
Felt Board - Mother Goose on the Loose is a flannel board app featuring lots of nursery rhyme characters and props for kids to arrange, and interactive songs and rhymes. Read more at The Book Chook.
I've been getting lots of requests for another set of printable puppets, so I asked my kids what I should make and after a lot of crazy suggestions (does anyone know a Yoda song?) we finally settled on jellyfish, three of them! Here are our Three Jelly Fish Printable Puppets!
Buckle My Shoe and More Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose Club! Sing along with your favorite Mother Goose Club characters to the classic nursery rhyme "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe!" Watch...
IFLA has guidelines for Storytime and other services to preschool age kids.
Book to Boogie by Liz Vacco is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month.
Great playful literacy activities
In countless studies to discover the critical elements that lead to successful reading, countless successful readers have replied that they were surrounded by books in the home and the bedtime read-aloud was a nightly ritual.
Lyrics: Put your puppet on your heart, On your heart. Put your puppet on your heart, On your heart. Put your puppet on your heart, What a lovely way to start! Put your puppet on your heart, On your heart. Put your puppet on your knee... You'll both be filled with glee...
Thank you Natalie for teaching us this song! Lyrics: I'm a Knife, Fork, Spoon, Spatula, cha cha cha I'm a Knife, Fork, Spoon, Spatula, cha cha cha I'm a Knife, Fork, Spoon, I'm a Knife, Fork, Spoon, I'm a Knife, Fork, Spoon, Spatula, cha cha cha
Trevor Cairney shares ideas for imaginative storytelling with kids according to different stages.
Children get ready to read long before they start Kindergarten. You can help by singing, talking, and playing with the children in your care. Watch our videos to learn fun songs and rhymes, and how they help build readers!
Fingerplays are a wonderful way to involve your baby in a game that will develop literacy. Not only will you find that a little one loves to have your undivided, loving attention, but you'll know that you're laying a foundation for reading, writing and communication skills when he's older.
Age Range: 3 to 8 Elmer is celebrating his 25th birthday this year! We have read many of the Elmer stories which have been translated into over 40 languages. The first Elmer story is still my favourite and I have used it countless times to promote learning within a variety of topics.
Most of the activities below can be played as games, perhaps during shared reading or a family game time.
More school age songs and rhymes: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcw3Y8sV0xpsNbrkYrZg2u3dEsNx25M-k Lyrics: Alice the camel has five humps. Alice the camel has five humps. Alice the...
"I like to have a combination of songs in my storytime - some that I sing a capella and songs from a variety of music cds. "
Lots of videos with simple songs and finger plays, ideal for story time.
Lots of Storytime plans from those who run them, including some great songs.