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Letter B Storytime


Storytime and other Library programs.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Letter B Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi


Book: The B Book – Stan and Jan Berenstain


(The kids were quite interested in this, particularly later in the book, as things get more chaotic. I think they didn't quite get the bursting balloon though.)

Flannel Board: The Hat (boot)
(from Squid and Octopus by Tao Nyeu)


(This was good, not stand out either way.)

Squid finds a fantastic hat, (but is it really a hat?) his friends all think it has different uses, from a flower vase, a soup bowl, and a doorstop, until Squid shows up with an idential hat, just like octopus knew it was.


Book: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons – Eric Litwin

pete the cat buttons

(A great addition to the Pete series. Really, the only one I like other than the original Pete.)

Activity/Song: Beanbag Song
(Totline Magazine)
(Sung to:  If you're happy and you know it)


(The kids got to play with beanbags, what's not to like! We did the song twice.)

Put your beanbag on your hair, on your hair
Put your beanbag on your hair, on your hair
Put your beanbag on your hair and leave it right up there
Put your beanbag on your hair, on your hair.

...Put your beanbag on the ground, now step and step around...
...Put your beanbag on your toe, lift it high and and lift it low...
...Put your beanbag in your hand, toss it up and watch it land...


Book: Big Smelly Bear - Britta Teckentrup

big smelly bear

(This was more popular than I expected. Nice big pictures!)

Activity: Sleepy Bear
(from Storytime Katie)
(Tune: “Thumbkin”)


(I think we could have done this for the entire storytime and the kids would have had a blast. Eventually, bear decided to go somewhere more quiet to hibernate. ...for my Thursday group, I had to let the kids know that screaming didn't wake up bear, only saying 'wake up bear!' did.)

Where is bear? Where is bear?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you this winter?
Very tired, thank you.
Go to sleep. Go to sleep.


Book: Baby Bird – Joyce Dunbar

baby bird

(Fun and simple, with nice pics and interactive element having the kids help with the animal noises.)

Activity: Bubbles


(And Bubbles! Butterfly by Imagination Movers was our background music for bubble time.)