Storytime Recap: Noisy in the Library!

There was no SHHHHHHing in the Library Saturday! Family Storytime was full of CLAPs, STOMPs, SNAPs and of course LAUGHING! It was time to wake everyone up from their food comas from all the holiday meals they may have had over the last couple of days!

To start us out we sang along to Jim Gill's Oh Hey Oh Hi Hello! This is a great song by a Children's Musician who likes to make noise!  Look for a future announcement from the library about him coming to Iowa City to perform on Jan. 23 2016!

After making tons for noise with our hello song we read the book, Too Noisy! by Malachy Doyle and illustrated by Ed Vere. Everyone is Sam's family is just too loud for him. With all the booming, twooting, banging, clanging  his family does, Sam decides to set out to find some peace and quiet and in the end finds there is no better place than home.


The next book we read was, Dog's Noisy Day by Emma Dodd. The clumsy canine star of Dog's Colorful Day had the children barking, braying, chirping, and hooting with laughter. It is always a delight to hear the kids yell out all the animal sounds!


I asked if we could be quiet mouses like the ones that visit Dog at the end of his story and taught them our next fingerplay:

“Quiet Mouse”
Here’s a quiet little mouse
Living in a quiet little house (hold thumb in fist)
When all was quiet as could be
OUT! popped he! (pop out thumb)


Our next story was, Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Farmer Brown is back and is oh-so-sleepy, because he has a new, adorable - and LOUD - duckling to deal with on the farm! The kids had a blast making all the farm animal noises and parents chuckled from experience when Duck finally got duckling asleep.


Then, we got up to stretch and recite this action rhyme:

 “Loud and Quiet”
Quietly, quietly not a sound
I’m listening and I’m listening
As I look around
No sounds as I nod (nod)
No sounds as I clap (clap)
No sounds as I tap my hands on my lap (tap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
All that noise, well fancy that!

That brought us to the end of the Storytime, so we said our goodbye chant:


And as a bonus I showed the movie, Noisy Nora! This is a classic from my childhood and from one of my favorite authors, Rosemary Wells, who will be at the Library this Sunday, Dec 6 at 2pm! The group laughed a lot during this one, especially given all the mischief that Nora gets into.


What a noisy and fun day we had! Don't forget to visit us for more noisy and fun times when Rosemary Wells (12/6/15) and Jim Gill (1/23/16) personally come to town!

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Bring on 'da funk, bring on 'da noise!!

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