Grandparents Preschool Storytime

Posted on
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011

1. HAVE FUN WITH BOOKS
Here are the books we read at storytime:

Keeping Up With Grandma by John Winch ©2000
Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate by Carol Shields ©2000
When Papa Snores by Melinda Long ©2000
Grandpa's Overalls by Tony Crunk © 2001

Book List:
JoCoLibrary - Kids - Grandparents

2. NOTICE PRINT ALL AROUND YOU
Check out our Staff Picks for Notice Print All Around You.

3. TALK, TALK, TALK
Check out our Staff Picks for Talk, Talk, Talk.
In the story Keeping Up With Grandma, grandma and grandpa try all sorts of new hobbies,
can you think of tools and terms associated with each of those activities: mountain climbing, sledding,
canoeing, horseback riding, dancing, sailing and exploring caves.

4. TELL STORIES ABOUT EVERYTHING
Have you tried TumbleBooks, an online library of read-along stories, videos and language games for use on computer, Ipad and mobile devices?

5. LOOK FOR LETTERS EVERYWHERE
Try some fun alphabet activities from the Corinth Youth Services Pinterest page.

6. TAKE TIME TO RHYME, SING AND PLAY WORD GAMES
Here are the rhymes and songs from today:

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.

Let's Go See Our Grandparents [tune:Take Me Out to the Ball Game]

Let's go see our grandparents, Take us there for a while.
Mommy and Daddy both need a break.
We'll play games and we'll stay up real late!
Oh, we want to thank our grandparents
For all the things that they do, So it's time .. to... say you're the best, and that we love you!

My Grandma Likes [Tune:Wheels on the Bus]

My Grandma likes to bounce me up and down.
Up and down, up and down.
My grandma likes to bounce me up and down, because she loves me so.
My Grandpa likes to swing me side to side. side to side, side to side.
My grandpa likes to swing me side to side, because he loves me so.
My grandma likes to give me great big hugs. great big hugs, great big hugs.
My grandpa likes to give me great big hugs because she loves me so.

Grandma and Grandpa

Here are Grandma's glasses, (Make little circles with fingers over eyes to resemble glasses.)
Here is Grandma's hat, (Circle head and pretend to be tying ribbon underneath chin.)
This is the way she folds Her hands and puts them in her lap. (Fold hands sweetly on lap.)
Here are Grandpa's glasses (Make circles bigger than grandma's.)
Here is Grandpa's hat (Make a big hat overhead with hands and arms.)
This is the way he folds His arms and sits like that (Fold arms across chest, lean back in chair and cross one knee over other.)

4 Grandbabies

4 little grandbabies lying in a bed, crying and crying to be fed.
Along come the grandma, a bottle in her hand. Leaves 3 more grandbabies to be fed.
3 little grandbabies lying in a bed....
2 little grandbabies lying in a bed...
1 little grandbaby lying in a bed...
1 tired grandma waving out the door, blowing kisses home to her grandbabies 4.

Are You Sleeping? [Tune:Frère Jacques]

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Grandpa John, Grandpa John,
Grandma Margaret calls you,
Grandma Margaret calls you,
To wake up, to wake up.

My Grandparents' House [tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"]

I am going to my grandparents' house,
My grandparents' house, my grandparents' house.
I am going to my grandparents' house, We'll have lots of fun.
Grandma likes to bake with me. Bake with me, bake with me.
Grandma likes to bake with me. We'll make cookies -- wait and see.
Grandpa will read books to me, Books to me, books to me.
Grandpa will read books to me -- Or maybe I'll read to him!
They'll both play a game with me, Game with me, game with me.
They'll both play a game with me. I wonder who will win.
They'll hug me tight before I go, Before I go, before I go.
They'll hug me tight before I go, And say, "We love you so."

Jumping on the Bed

3 little grandkids jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Grandma called the doctor and the doctor said:
"No more grandkids jumping on the bed!"

2 little grandkids...
1 little grandkid...
No more grandkids jumping on the bed!

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.