1. HAVE FUN WITH BOOKS
Here are the books we read at storytime:
Welcome To Storytime! [tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle” ]
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now we're here, let's have some fun.
First we'll sing the ABC's,
then we'll read and sing with me.
Welcome, welcome, everyone,
Now we're here let's have some fun.
Water Cycle Song by Candace Lindemann [tune:“The Wheels on the Bus”]
The sun in the sky (make a big round sun with your arms)
Heats up the ground, heats up the ground, heats up the ground The sun in the sky heats up the ground and starts the water cycle.
The water on the ground (raise your hands up) Evaporates up, evaporates up, Evaporates up,
The water on the ground evaporates up and turns into a gas.
The vapor in the clouds (squeeze your hands closed) Condenses Condenses, Condenses
The vapor in the clouds condenses and becomes a liquid again.
The droplets in the clouds (make a raining motion with your fingers) Precipitate down, precipitate down, precipitate down
The droplets in the clouds precipitate down and we call it rain.
The water cycle (circle your hands around each other)
Goes round and round, goes round and round, goes round and round The water cycle goes round and round and it all begins again.
The first umbrella is red, it keeps the rain off my head.
The second umbrella is blue, It is the first one that I knew.
The third umbrella is yellow, for a very lucky fellow.
The fourth umbrella is green,fit for a king or a queen!
The fifth umbrella is brown, I will carry it into town.
Umbrellas Go Up and Down
Umbrellas go up, Umbrellas go down. [Point up and down]
When rain clouds are dark all over the town. One raindrop and two, [hold up one finger at a time]
Two raindrops and three, My up and down umbrella is up over me. [fingertips touching over head]
Four raindrops and five, [hold up one finger at a time]
Six raindrops and seven, Raindrops are tumbling [raise arms and let fingers fall slowly]
Down from the heaven. Drip, drip, drip, drip! I am dry as can be,
My up and down umbrella is up over me. [fingertips touching over head]
Rain on my Umbrella [Tune: "Frere Jacques"]
Drip, drip, drop, drop,
Drip, drip, drop, drop,
Drip, drip, drop, Drip, drip, drop.
Rain on my umbrella, never stops.
Drip, drip, drop.
Rain is Falling on You [Tune: Happy Birthday]
Rain is falling on you,
Rain is falling on me,
Rain is falling on everyone,
Rain is falling, Yippeee!!
First a little drop of rain hit the ground, tap, tap. [Tap your fingers]
Then another drop of rain hit the ground, tap, tap. [Tap your fingers]
Then another and another and another and another,
And pretty soon we heard a different sound, Splash!! [Clap hands]
Pitter-pat, pitter-pat, oh so many hours, [Let fingers patter on floor, legs, head, etc.]
Although it keeps me in the house,
It’s very good for flowers. [Cup hands and extend slowly upward]
The More We Read Together [Tune: “The More We Get Together” ]
The more we read together, together, together,
The more we read together, the better it is!
'Cause reading and singing and talking together,
Is how you learn the six skills for reading by six.