Ms. Becca is the Children’s Librarian at Gritters Library. She went to library school just to become a children’s librarian, and feels very lucky that she gets to work with children every day. Her favorite part of her job is Story Time. Come and visit her at Gritters Library!
Wednesdays 11 AM – 11:45 AM
Ages 3 – 5 (but younger children are welcomed)
Let’s discuss our theme – Birthdays!
We hold up our fingers to show how old we are and talk about our birthday parties.
Next we wave at all our friends and sign our Hello Song (to the tune of London Bridge) –
“Hi, hello and how are you? How are you? How are you?
Hi, hello and how are you? It’s time for Story Time!”
We “Shake our Sillies Out” with Raffi, then we pass out our shakers and do the “Rock and Roll Freeze Dance.”
Now it’s time for our first story – Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson.
We get our beanbags from the beanbag box to do the “Beanbag Rock.”
We read our second book – Make a Wish Bear by Greg Foley.
We do the “Hokey Pokey” then play with our gigantic parachute and bouncy balls!
Then we watch a short book-based film – Happy Birthday, Moon! by Frank Asch.
Now it’s time for our craft – a birthday cake with candles to glue on.
It’s goodbye time – stamps and stickers from Ms. Becca. See you next time!
Birthday Theme – Story Time Booklist
Asch, Frank – Happy Birthday, Moon!
Becker, Bonny – A Birthday for Bear
Brown, Marc – Arthur’s Birthday
Cousins, Lucy – Happy Birthday, Maisy!
Foley, Greg – Make a Wish Bear
Hoberman, Mary Ann – The Seven Silly Eaters
McPhail, David – Big Brown Bear’s Birthday Surprise
Patricelli, Leslie – The Birthday Box
Wells, Rosemary – Max’s Birthday
Wilson, Karma – Whopper Cake