-Opening Song (Finger Poppin by Georgiana Stewart)
-Early Literacy Skill: Play With Letters (playing with letters and shapes help children recognize letters and will help them with reading!)
-Read: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
We have some amazing felt board pieces that go along with this book-a tree and A, B, and C. We have enough for every child in storytime to have their own flannel board and they make the letters climb the tree as I read
Also, since this is a pretty long book, I just read the lowercase letter part of the book for toddlers and then read the entire thing when I did for preschool storytime.
Song: These Are My Glasses by Laurie Berkner (I sing this every week-yay for repetition with toddlers!)
"These are my glasses"-(make circles with your hands around eyes)
"And here is my book"-(make hands into closed book in front of you)
"I put on my glasses"-(lift circles with your hands around eyes)
"And open up my book"-(open palms into a book)
"And I read, read, read, and I look, look, look"
"Then I take off my glasses"-(move circles with your hands down from eyes)
"And whoops, close up the book!" (close palms into book in front of you)
Read: Apple Pie A B C by Alison Murray
Song: ABC's of course!
-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Flannels
-Foam Letters-we have giant foam letters that are great for toddlers and they fit perfectly into the Play with Letters skill
-Hunt for Letters-We have some felt letters that I put into a kiddie pool and covered with strips of fabric from our craft closet. The kids had to hunt for the letters inside.
Song: If You're Happy and You Know It
Read: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Closing Song: Skinamarink
I liked the ABC storytime, but next time I'm going to focus on one letter only-the entire alphabet is just too long and too much! Other than that it was lots of fun!