Toddler Time: Pink

Things that are pink include…pigs! Flamingos! Flowers! So this is what we did a storytime about.

Opening Song: My Hands Say Hello

Nursery Rhyme: Baa Baa Black Sheep

Nursery Rhyme: Five Fat Sausages

Book: Cornelius P Mudd, Are You Ready for School by Barney Saltzberg

Like the other Cornelius P Mudd, Are You Ready for Bed?, this book was enjoyed much more by older kids than the toddlers. I think the silly humor works well with kids who understand the contrast between what you’re reading and what the picture shows. It’s short enough, though, that toddlers don’t get particularly wiggly during it, so I keep using it!

Game: Little Bird

Book: Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler

This book is so cute! Sylvie the flamingo is tired of eating shrimp and being pink, so she eats all kinds of other things with hilarious results. It’s a very silly book, but also not weighed down by an excess of words, making it a great readaloud for the toddler set. A rarity, too, in that it’s short enough to read aloud to 2 year olds and still has a defined plot.

Song: Storytime Cube

Book: Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

Ah, Lois Ehlert books, so delightful, so engaging, so beautiful. This one isn’t about something that’s only pink, but there are plenty of pink flowers on the cover. So I figure it was close enough for this storytime.

Shaker Song: Shake It to the East

Shaker Song: Shaking your Shaker!

Song: Rum Pum Pum

Goodbye Song: Goodbye, Goodbye I’ll See You Soon

This was a solid, but un-outstanding storytime. My toddler time stamp was too light to show up on their sweet little hands, so that was a bummer. Pink is my favorite color, so I shoehorned it in with the more basic colors, but there wasn’t as much pink-love as I thought there would be.


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