Pajama Storytime (October)

After the library stopped hosting “Afternoon Storytime” and a trial program of “Starry Night Stories”, I made the decision to start a monthly “Pajama Storytime” session at the library. I wanted to give families the chance to enjoy hearing stories together — and especially wanted to try again to host an evening program. Our suggested age range is ages 0 to 7 and their families, which means I sometimes get a few older siblings. The goal in this program is simple: foster a love of reading and particularly of reading together as a family!

The Plan

Books

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Good Night, Sleep Tight by Mem Fox
Itsy Mitsy Runs Away by Elanna Allen
Tiger Can’t Sleep by S.J. Fore
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Jane Cabrera
Who Said Coo? by Deborah Ruddell

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Ten Teddy Bears”

Rhyme Wheel: “Five Little Ducks”

Nursery Rhyme: “Star Light, Star Bright”
Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight
Credit: Childhood

Song: “Ten In the Bed”
Credit: Childhood

Rhyme Card

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Each month will have a different rhyme that we do at storytime and then send parents home with the words. This is a picture of the rhyme cards after quite a few months. This month was “Moon Song.”

How It Went

The favorite books tonight were definitely “Who Said Coo?” — the kids really enjoyed the rhyming words — and “Itsy Mitsy Runs Away.” And I had a lot of enthusiastic participation during “Ten In the Bed” with very loud singing and actions.

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