Toddler Storytime: Doggie Trouble

This week’s featured books: 

dog_cummingsCan I Be Your Dog? By Troy Cummings

dog_beaumont

Move Over, Rover! By Karen Beaumont              

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: Can I Be Your Dog? By Troy Cummings
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Song: 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: Move Over, Rover! By Karen Beaumont
Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.

Rhyme: My Puppy

I like to pat my puppy (make puppy with one fist, pat)
He has such nice soft fur (pat puppy)
And if I don’t pull his tail (pull tail)
He won’t say "GrrrR!" (make angry face)

Song: My Dog Rags

I have a dog and his name is Rags.
He eats so much that his tummy sags. (hands in front of tummy)
His ears flip flop, and his tail wig wags. (flop hands by ears and wag tail)
And when he walks he goes zig-zag. (criss cross arms in front of you)

He goes flip flop, wig wag, zig zag
He goes flip flop, wig wag, zig zag
He goes flip flop, wig wag, zig zag
I love Rags and he loves me.

Song: Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone

Oh where oh where has my little dog gone?
Oh where oh where can he be?
With his ears cut short and his tail cut long,
Oh where oh where can he be.

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.