The idea for this storytime began as a stealing theme. However, a combination of lack of books and worry about how to frame stealing, quickly led the program to evolve into a give and take storytime.
I started with Did you take the B from my _ook? by Beck and Matt Stanton. This is a really silly book, in the fashion of BJ Novak’s The Book with No Pictures, where the adult (me) is forced to say ridiculous things.
For our final music and movement of the winter I decided to torture myself with a theme of goodbyes. Somehow I managed to get through this entire program without crying over all the lovely goodbye songs. Continue reading
During the week of the full moon, I decided to teach the kids about the phases of the moon in storytime. There are so many great moon books, and several that focus on the moon phases. Continue reading
For this storytime, I chose to read stories about my favorite animal. I was surprised by how many books are actually available about rhinos, or with rhinos as characters. I often feel like my best storytimes are when I am doing something I’m excited about, and I have an unlimited amount of enthusiasm over rhinoceroses.
The first book we read was My Rhinoceros by Jon Agee. This is the book that comes immediately to mind when trying to think of rhino books. The kids loved the surprising ending.