Toddler Time: New Friends!


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: Widget by Lyn Rossiter McFarland
Publisher: Farrar Straus Girous


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: Quackers by Liz Wong
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf


Rhyme: Good Friends

Friends, friends 1, 2, 3

All my friends are here with me.

You’re my friend. You’re my friend.

You’re my friend. You’re my friend.

Friends, friends 1, 2, 3

All my friends are here with me.


Song: Little White Duck

There's a little white duck, sitting in the water

A little white duck, doing what he oughter

He took a bite of a lily pad

Flapped his wings and he said, "I'm glad

I'm a little white duck sitting in the water

Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack" 


Rhyme: My Puppy

I like to pat my puppy (make puppy with one fist, pat)

He has such nice soft fur (pat puppy)

And it 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: 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.