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Tops and Bottoms Storytime


Storytime and other Library programs.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Tops and Bottoms Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

(The group on Tuesday was pretty subdued, perhaps because of the rainy day, but I think they were still engaged and enjoyed themselves. Thursday was one of those perfect days where the kids were engaged and participated just where they were supposed to but didn't disrupt from what was going on. Goes to show that often it's the energy rather than the program that can make all the difference! )

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi


Book: Sally and the Purple Socks – Lisze Bechtold 


(Sally's socks just keep growing! But she continues to find new uses for them. The kids were quite engaged during this story, it's nice!)

Flannel Board: Cupcake -
(from the book by Charise Mericle Harper)


(Little Cupcake feels too plain, so candle tries to fancy him up! Nothing quite works. Spaghetti is too squiggly!! A little bit short/basic maybe, but I suppose that makes a good flannel board!)

Book: No! That’s Wrong! – Zhaohua Ji


(Bunny finds a great hat, but then learns that it isn't a hat after all. He realizes that what's best for others isn't necessarily best for him!)

Activity: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes - Traditional


(We start it slow, and increase the speed with each repetition. Kids love it!)

Book: Chicken Cheeks – Michael Ian Black


(This is just a bunch of animal heinies! One little girl was giggling and repeating each one.)

Activity: Magic Magic, In My Hat - Deanna Romriell


(I love this little rhyme, and so do the kids! I like to have them help on the last time to get the rabbit out.)

(Use a top hat/rabbit puppet along with a selection of other animals to perform this rhyme.)

Magic!  Magic!  In my hat,
I’ll pull out a rabbit –
Aaaaaa!!  What is that?!!

(Pull anything other than a rabbit out and repeat.)

Magic!  Magic!  In my hat,
I’ll pull out a rabbit –
See!!  Look at that!!


Book: A Boy and His Bunny – Sean Bryan


(I don't know how well this was received. I think it was pretty good!)

Activity: Parachute Play


(We bounced the parachute, up and down!)