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Robot Storytime


Storytime and other Library programs.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Robot Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi


Book: Robots Everywhere – Denny Hebson


(I wasn't the biggest fan of this book.)

Flannel board: Five Noisy Robots 


Five noisy robots ran, around an oil can
trying to keep their joints all free
creak, creak,
One felt a drop of rain, and could not move again,
Now there were four robots that ran.
Huff, Huff

(count down remaining)

(A variation of 5 green and speckled frogs.)

Book: Rolie Polie Olie – William Joyce


Activity: Lights on the Robot 


The arms of the robot swing up and down,
Up and down, up and down,
The arms of the robot swing up and down,
All around the room.

The legs of the robot move back and forth...
The head of the robot turns side to side...
The lights on the robot blink on and off (blink eyes)...
The hands of the robot open and close...
The voice of the robot says beep, beep, beep...

(build on each thing, so by the end all of the actions are being done)

(A variation of Wheels on the Bus.)

Book: If I Had a Robot – Dan Yaccarino


Puppets: Robot Zot
adapted from the book by Jon Scieszka 


(Used a toy robot, and battled kitchen appliances with it. Then the 'Queen' wins Zot's heart. It was really popular, got an encore.)

“Robot Zot—Wham Bot! Robot Zot—Bam Bot!
Robot Zot—never fall. Robot Zot—Conquer all!"

Robot Zot crashed his attack ship on earth, there he meets a dangerous enemy! 

Bring appliance into view (follow pattern with each)...interact with kids...”does this look like a dangerous enemy? Robot Zot thinks so! Who will win? Robot Zot yells his battle cry,

 “Robot Zot—never fall. Robot Zot—Conquer all!”

Mock battle with Robot Zot and the appliance, Robot Zot wins, hurrah! Then, another appliance (three in all, a vacuum, blender, and mixers)...until the last round, with the pink and blue toy.

Does this look like an enemy?

"This not enemy, is Queen of all Earth.
Robot Zot—rescue bot, Robot Zot—hero bot! "


Book: Robot Dog – Mark Oliver


(A bit wordy, but a really sweet story.Had to skip quite a bit of the text.)

Activity: Build a Bot 


(Emphasizing shape recognition, we assembled a robot!)

Play with Instruments