Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Toddler Story Time: Pirates and Princesses

Our Pirates and Princesses

Today we explored our imaginative sides by finding out what it takes to be both a PIRATE and a PRINCESS by reading these books:
Edward and the pirates Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail

A pirate's guide to recess Pirates Guide to Recess by James Preller

Princess Penelope Princess Penelope by Todd Mack

Do princesses wear hiking boots? Do Princesses wear hiking boots? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle

Then we all "walked the plank" to create our PIRATE or PRINCESS hat to wear home while listening to Sofia the First sing "I'm not ready to be a princess." We left the library ready to take on the world with our imagination!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Toddler Story Time: Monsters

Monsters can be scary, but today we read a collection of stories about the most lovable monsters! Be sure to give these monsters a chance!

Books from today:
Monster musical chairs Monster Musical Chairs by Stuart Murphy

Tickle monster Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett on Barnes & Noble Online Storytime

And a classic Golden Book story: "A Monster at the end of this book" with our furry friend Grover!

You might also like:
Spike : the mixed-up monster Spike the Mixed-up Monster by Susan Hood

Monster math  Monster Math by Anne Miranda

Videos from today:

Disney Junior: "Happy Monster Band" playlist including "Get Up and Go Go Go", "Do the Monster Stomp", and "Scare Up Some Fun"

Here's hoping you find more friendly monsters in the pages of your books!
Remember to.... keep reading until next time!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Toddler Story Time: FALL

Fall is one of my favorite seasons! It means that temperatures might start getting cooler, and Houston's summer heat will soon loosen its grip on its inhabitants. Plus it means that leaves rustle under our feet and pumpkins are EVERYWHERE!

Books we read today:
Fall is not easy Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley

Fall mixed up Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka

Pumpkin harvest Pumpkin Harvest by Calvin Harris

Videos and songs from today:
Guess the Seasons by Sesame Street

Husky in leaves - who doesn't live watching the pure joy of a dog playing?

I leave you with a beautiful video about Autumn:

Remember to keep reading!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Toddler Story Time: Hugs

This week's theme reminds us that no matter who you are or what you're feeling, a hug is something that's worth giving. Hugs make you smile from the inside out, so make sure you share some today and so you don't pout!

Books we read together:
Hug Machine Hug Machine by Scott Campbell

Time for a hug Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator

Hop, hop, jump! Hop, Hop, Jump! by Lauren Thompson

Videos we watched:
"Kristen Bell needs a hug" from Sesame Street
"The Hug Song" by The BopBops

Remember to share a book and a hug with those you love!