Toddler Storytime: Splash!


This week’s featured books: 

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Turtle Splash! by Cathryn Falwell

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Little Quack by Lauren Thompson

Opening Song:

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime
This is the time for storytime
I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here

Read: Little Quack by Lauren Thompson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Songs: Open Shut Them

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)
Right up to your chinny chin chin
Open wide your little mouth  but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)

Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
A little mouse is creeping
In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)
A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)
A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…
An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
An old grey cat comes creeping in the house
And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast)

Read: Turtle Splash by Cathryn Falwell
Publisher: Greenwillow Books An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

Rhyme: There Was a Little Turtle

There was a little turtle (put hands together in a fist)
He lived in a box (make a box with both hands)
He swam in a puddle (make swimming motions)
He climbed on the rocks (use your fingers to climb up your arm)
He snapped at a mosquito (clap hands)
He snapped at a flea (chomp with your mouth)
He snapped at a minnow (clap hands)
He snapped at me (Make surprised face)
He caught the mosquito (grab with your hand)
He caught the flea (grab with your hand)
He caught the minnow (grab with your hand)
But he didn’t catch me (shake finger and head for no)

Song: Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
When Mommy duck said
Quack, quack, quack,
Four little ducks came waddling back.

Four little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
When Mommy duck said
Quack, quack, quack,
 Three little ducks came waddling back

Three little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
When Mommy duck said
Quack, quack, quack,
Two little ducks came waddling back

Two little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
When Mommy duck said
Quack, quack, quack,
One little ducks came waddling back

One little duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
When Mommy duck said
Quack, quack, quack,
 No little ducks came waddling back.

So Mommy duck said
"Quack!!, quack!!!, quack!!."
And all of the little ducks came waddling back

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it
you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)

Closing Song:

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.
This is the end of storytime.
I’m glad you were here.
I’m so glad you were here.