First of all, YES, I have a regular Storytime schedule next week during Spring Break.
It was nice to have out of town visitors this week! We had fun watching one little boy discover how to scoot an overturned box around the room. Who needs to pay $50 for a fancy push toy? Flip a box over and watch them go!
Lots of newcomers to Toddler Time too! A few said to me rather apologetically, "This is our first time. Maybe next week he/she will want to participate." Please don't feel that way! Let your child grow into it at his/her own pace. There is no "right" way to participate in Toddler Time.
Our books this week were:
No Biting!, by Karen Katz. The kids have fun trying to guess what is okay to bite, hit, push, kick and spit. This is an excellent teaching tool for those having problems in this area. The kids are fascinated by it.
Here Are My Hands, by Bill Martin, Jr. A fun book for showing and naming parts of the body.
Our theme was "Transportation" so we had fun talking about all the ways to get from here to there.
Minerva Louise and the Red Truck, by Janet Morgan Stoeke. One of our favorite characters was back. She always gets some giggles out of the kids.
Pig Pig Rides, by David McPhail. Pig Pig uses his imagination to turn his bike into a race car, horse, rocket, etc.
On the Go, by Anne Morris. Pictures from around the world show us unusual ways to get places.
Truck Stuck, by Sallie Wolf. This is a great book for practicing getting information from illustrations. It's almost a wordless book, but there are all kinds of interesting things going on in the pictures. Elvis, a clown, kids and a lemonade stand, musicians, dogs.
Preschool to the Rescue, by Judy Sierra. A mean, nasty mud puddle gets ahold of all kinds of vehicles and a bunch of preschool kids have to rescue them. The fun part is that the reader thinks the vehicles are real until the kids come out and you discover they're just toys.
On the flannelboard we sorted transportation vehicles into those that go on tracks, roads, in the water and in the sky.