One thing is for certain: our Toddler Storytime friends always arrive bright-eyed and full of energy. Music is always a surefire way to channel all of that wonderful toddler energy and today music was our theme! It was a perfect theme to dance, wiggle, and jiggle the rainy day blues away and our toddlers (and their caregivers) did a remarkable job of dancing and singing throughout the morning.
Singing to and with children is not only a great way to bond as a family but it’s also been shown to reduce stress and improve moods. And truthfully, it’s really hard to to be in sour mood after singing and dancing with toddlers for a half hour! And we loved our singing theme so much today that even are books were sung!
Here is a look at what we read today:
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal
Travel to India with this international spin on the classic “Wheels on the Bus” song and book. Readers will delight in the many different twists and turns riders in the tuk tuk take from squishing in, eating poppa poppa doms, stopping for cows, and seeing the sights of Diwali fireworks! Singing along with this book is a breeze and this book is a true delight for all. It’s perfect for any child who loves the “Wheels on the Bus,” for parents who are sick of singing the same lyrics all of the time, and for anyone who wants to take a trip to India through a sweet picture book.
Do Your Ears Hang Low? by Jenny Cooper
Sing with delight and laugh a whole bunch while reading this hilarious and quirky song book that is just perfect for toddlers. Filled with funny and bright illustrations, and one playful mouse who just can’t stop messing with his animal friends, this classic silly song makes for a wonderful children’s book. Perfect for silly afternoons with young readers, this book is guaranteed to make children and adults grin wildly.
Singing and dancing at storytime is always a blast, but the fun does not need to end when you pack into the car and head home! Green Tree Public Library has a collection of children’s music that can easily be checked out with your library card. The children’s music collection is located in the children’s section and is filled with CDs that will delight your child. You can even browse this collection at home and use your library card to place a title on reserve so it’s ready for you on your next library visit! In addition, Green Tree Public Library has a large digital collection available for you with your library card. The digital collection is easy-to-use and gives you access to even more children’s music that you can download and stream from your phone, tablet, or computer! Pop on over to Hoopla or Freegal to give it a look!
We know that hunting down the right music (or boo) can sometimes be a challenge, so if you’re browsing our catalog or digital content and need some help locating a specific artist, song, or genre, please reach out to us! We love helping our library users find what they are looking for and will gladly help you!