I am the preschool librarian, so I perform 5 preschool story times a week. Today, I had the opportunity to present a story time for toddlers. Before ML was born, story times for babies and toddlers were my responsibility. I was a little rusty, but it was lots of fun. Parents of toddlers aren’t tired of story time so they are extra excited and participate in all the songs, rhymes and interactive stories.
There are only a few books I know which work for toddlers through elementary school students perfectly. Since ML was a little over one-year-old, I’ve presented at least one story time to her class each year. The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter by is always included. It gets the kids up and moving. The rhythmic text and colorful pictures add to the experience. It’s a long book easily shortened when the crowd becomes restless.
I haven’t done a story time for ML’s class yet this year. I need to email her teacher right now.