Action songs are a staple of storytime. Action songs are a great way for children to practice listening skills, to learn the names of body parts, to turn vocabulary into motion, and to build confidence with familiarity. However, one of my favorite parts of storytime is finding a new song that catches children’s imaginations or spirit of play. Here’s how we do Laurie Berkner’s “Wimoweh,” one of the favorite songs in our Toddler Storytime:
We learn the song with shakers. When Laurie says, “Go to sleep lions,” all of the kids lay on the floor and pretend they’re sleeping. (I crouch down and rest my head on my hands.) As the song crescendos into the “wimowehs,” I shout, “Wake up, lions!”
The Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) Steering Committee is looking for new members!
The CLEL Steering Committee consists of 13 members passionate in their belief in the importance of the library's role in promoting early literacy skills for ages birth through five and their caregivers. The Steering Committee meets once every 3 months, so if the time commitment is nerve-wracking, fear not. We meet in Centennial, but we have remote access for those who are unable to attend the meetings in person. Each member of the Steering Committee serves for a term of three years. This year, we are looking for 3 new members. These members will serve on the following committees: Steering Commi