Friday, July 11, 2014

Inspired By Flannel Friday - Five Fat Hot Dogs

Friday, Friday, gotta be Flannel Friday!

This week's flannel board was inspired by Tracey from 1234 More Storytimes. I used clip art, just like Tracey, for the hot dogs. You can find the clip art here.

Five Fat Hot Dogs
Five fat hot dogs frying in the pan,
All of a sudden, one went

Katie at Story Time Katie is hosting this week's Flannel Friday roundup. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Pinterest, and on our Flannel Friday blog.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Inspired By Flannel Friday - Five Little Fireworks

Happy Independence Day to my fellow American Flannel Friday friends! This week's submission was inspired by Miss Tara.

Five Little Fireworks
Five little fireworks getting ready to zoom
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle

Don't forget to check the round up of this week's entries over at What is Bridget Reading. If you haven't had your fill of Flannel Friday, check us out on Facebook, Pinterest, and at our blog.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Flannel Friday Roundup - June 13, 2014

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? No one can have a bad day when you have Flannel Friday on your side!

First up: Father's Day is on Sunday, and Kathryn from Fun with Friends at Storytime has Daddy's Ties. Her post was inspired by Katie from Storytime Secrets.

Check out the absolutely adorable Five Little Babies from Kristen at Library Village! I want to pinch their cute little felt cheeks!!

Our Honored Founder, Melissa from Mel's Desk, is back with a flannel version of Zingy by Paola Opal. Opal's books are my new favorites for baby storytimes. Beautiful work, Mel!

Hannah has adapted Jan Thomas' book, Can You Make a Scary Face, into an interactive puppet show. Her changes will keep those kids hopping this summer.

Lastly, I made stick puppets for the swimmingly good song, The Slippery Fish.

That's it for this week's roundup! You can find more Flannel Friday on FacebookPinterest, and at our blog. Have a great week, everyone!

Flannel Friday - The Slippery Fish

Look what I caught in my net today! 

The clip art came from KandyMagick's Etsy shop. Thank you to the ladies at Jbrary for providing the song.

The Slippery Fish
The slippery fish, the slippery fish
Sailing through the water.
The slippery fish, the slippery fish,
Gulp, gulp, gulp.
OH NO! He was eaten by an octopus!

The octopus (squiggling)
The tuna fish (flashing)
The great white shark (lurking in)
The humongous whale (spouting through; burp, burp, burp, excuse me!)

I'm the host of this week's Flannel Friday roundup. You can also find Flannel Friday on Facebook, Pinterest, and at our blog. Have a great week, everyone!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Wee Read - A Morning on the Farm

Early Literacy Tip of the Week:
Speaking to your baby up close will help her see the movements your mouth makes in order to produce sounds. -- Kt Paxton “Enhancing Language Development in Childhood”

Good Morning

Hello, How are You?

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
And on his farm he had a cow
With a moo-moo here
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo
There a moo
Everywhere a moo-moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
(repeat using pig, chicken, and horse)

Open Shut Them

Book One
Hush, Little Horsie by Jane Yolen

The Shaker Hop
You put your shakers in,
You take your shakers out.
You put your shakers in,
And you shake them all about.
You do the shaker hop and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
--Miss Mollie

Egg Shaker Song
A-Shake shake shake, A-Shake shake shake,
A-Shake shake shake shake - STOP!
If you have a pink egg,
shake your egg, shake your egg
If you have a pink egg shake your egg
(repeat with different colors)

start with the shakers low and move them up higher...
Do Re Me Fa Sol La Ti Do

I Wiggle My Fingers

Book Two
That’s Not My Pony by Fiona Watt

This Little Cow
This little cow eats grass
This little cow eats hay
This little cow drinks water
This little cow runs away
This little cow lies in the grass all day
Let's tickle, tickle, tickle her until she wants to play.

Rickety, Rickety Rocking Horse
--Babies in the Library by Jane Marino. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2003.

Read Together
Touch and Feel Farm by Julie Aigner-Clark

The More We Get Together