Sunday, October 4, 2020

Families Storytime: Online Storytime Face Book Live During COVID-19

 Families Storytime 

Online Storytime Face Book Live During COVID-19 


Families, Families, Families By Suzanne and Max Lang (2015)

The Bear In My Family By Maya Tatusukawa (2020)

Little Elliot, Big Family By Mike Curato (2015)


Fingerplay: “My Family”
This is mama, kind and dear. (point to thumb)
This is papa, standing near. (point to pointer finger)
This is brother, see how tall! (point to middle finger)
This is sister, not so tall. (point to ring finger)
This is baby, sweet and small. (point to pinky finger)
This is the family, one and all! (wiggle all fingers)
Kididdles & Storytime Katie 

Song-“I Love Mommy” (or Daddy, Brother, Sister, Etc.) I Changed the word to Family
(tune: Frere Jacques)
I love Mommy, I love Mommy.
Yes I do; yes I do.
And my mommy loves me,
Yes, my mommy loves me,
Loves me too; loves me too.

 Credit adapted by by storybook stephanie 

Families Rhyme 
Some families are large. (spread arms out wide)
Some families are small (bring arms close together)
But I love my family (cross arms over chest) best of all!


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Spaghetti Storytime Online Storytime During COVID-19

 Spaghetti Storytime Online Storytime During COVID-19 

Who Doesn't love Pasta! I could easily eat it everyday of my life! 


Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni By Marilyn Sadler 

Tyler Makes Spaghetti By Tyler Florence 


Hi, Hello and How Are Song 

(Tune of London Bridges)

Hi, Hello and How Are You 

How Are You 

How Are You 

Hi, Hello and How are You 

How are You Today! 

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes 

Come Along and Sing With Us (Tune of Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush)

Come Along and Sing With us, Sing with us,

Sing With us

Come along and sing with us 

So early in the evening (but you could also use morning like in the original song) My current COVID storytimes are in the evening at 7pm. 

additional verses: Clap, Stomp, Read (put hands together and Open and close hands like a storybook)

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye To Our Friends Song

(She'll Be Coming around the Mountain Tune)

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye To Our Friends,

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye To Our Friends

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye, Make a smile and wink an eye 

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye to Our Friends

Book Activities:

Tyler Makes Spaghetti Book Activity From Harper Collins Publishing


Monday, September 14, 2020

It's All About The Sun- Online Facebook Live Storytime During COVID-19

 It's All About The Sun! 

Another Fun Storytime during my online Facebook Live COVID 19 Storytimes sessions. This Non-fiction title called Sun is part of the my universe series which is a great book to teach younger children all about a factual topic like the sun in smaller snippets of text written like a picture book! 


Sun! One in a Billion By Stacy McAnulty 

The Sun is My Favorite Star By Frank Asch


Mr. Sun 

Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Hiding behind a tree 
These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me (repeat 3x last line)

You Are My Sunshine 

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

Book Activities:

Stacy McAnulty Book Activity Sheets

counting the sun rays family activity

Cupcake Love Part #2 Online Storytime During COVID-19

Cupcake Love Part #2 Storytime 

Since March During Covid-19 in 2020 We have  had to move many of our in-person stories to online!

This is our first experience using Facebook Live for storytimes. I have taken up reading again for storytime! I missed it!  I found these two stories to be fun to share together! I am going to start posting many of the stories I have been doing in virtual Facebook live storytime here on my blog since I cannot keep the videos up permanently due to copyright permissions!


Bagel In Love By Natasha Wing 

Everyone Loves Cupcake By Kelly Dippuchio

Storytime Songs: 

Clap and Sing Hello!” (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!
(Wave and sing hello; stomp and sing hello.) 
Credit: Storytime Songs

Summer 2011 — Winter 2013/2014 Storytime Katie 

“If You’re Ready” (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you’re ready for a story, take a seat
If you’re ready for a story, take a seat
Clap your hands and stomp your feet
Make your hands all nice and neat
If you’re ready for a story, take a seat
Credit: SJPL Hello & Goodbye Songs [Link no longer works]
Summer 2011 — Winter 2013/2014 Storytime Katie 

Book Activities: 

everyone loves cupcake activity kit

bagel in love coloring sheet link