Storytime Olympics @ Handley Regional Library

Olympics Storytime Title Card

It’s time for the Olympics!  Before we celebrate the end of our Summer Reading program at the SRP Finale party this Saturday at 3:30pm at the Taylor Pavilion in downtown Winchester, we’re celebrating the Olympics.  The Olympics inspires us to think of all the countries and peoples of the world working together peacefully and in harmony.  Inspired by those themes, we’ve collected a few appropriate books for you that we’ll be sharing at our storytimes this week:

Books to Share:  

Book Jacket for: Over in the jungle : a rainforest rhyme

  • Over in the jungle : a rainforest rhyme / by Marianne Berkes ; illustrated by Jeanette Canyon.
  • “A counting and singing approach for young children to learn and appreciate the animals of the tropical rainforest”–Provided by publisher.

 

 

Book Jacket for: "Slowly, slowly, slowly," said the sloth

  • “Slowly, slowly, slowly,” said the sloth by Eric Carle – JE Carle
  • Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Count your way through Brazil

  • Count your way through Brazil by Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson ; illustrations by Liz Brenner Dodson – JE Haskins
  • Uses the Portuguese words for the numbers from one to ten to introduce the land, history, and culture of Brazil.

 

Book Jacket for: Olympig!

  • Olympig! by Victoria Jamieson – JE Jamieson
  • Pursued by Mr. Hamstring, a reporter who is sure he will fail, Boomer becomes the first pig ever to compete in the Animal Olympics and demonstrates that attitude can be more important than winning.

 

 

Book Jacket for: The Mud Flat Olympics

  • The Mud Flat Olympics by James Stevenson – JE Stevenson
  • At the Mud Flat Olympics if the animals don’t win the Deepest Hole Contest, the All-Snail High Hurdles, or the River-Cross Freestyle, they can still come to the picnic after the games and have ice cream for dessert.

 

 

These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  You can find the books listed here in the HRL catalog under the tag: Olympics Storytime Booklist.  Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share

“Let’s Samba” can be found on Rocketship Run J CD Berkner

HERE WE GO ‘ROUND THE FRIENDSHIP FLAME
Sung to: “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”

Here we go ‘round the friendship flame,
The friendship flame, the friendship flame.
Here we go ‘round the friendship flame,
On our first day of games.

Today, we’re going to run some races,
Run some races, run some races.
Today, we’re going to run some races.
On our first day of games.

The More We Get Together

The more we get together
Together, together
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

Five little monkeys sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr Alligator, “Can’t catch me!”
Along comes Alligator, mouth open wide–
Snap! A little monkey deep inside.
Four, three, two, one…

The Animals in the Amazon

The parrots in the Amazon say
Squawk, squawk, squawk
Squawk, squawk, squawk
Squawk, squawk, squawk
The parrots in the Amazon say
Squawk, squawk, squawk, all day long.

The monkeys in the Amazon say “ooh, ooh, ah . . .
The Jaguars in the Amazon say “grrr, grrr, grrr . . .
The sloths in the jungle move oh so slow, oh so slow, oh so slow . . .
(Continue, adding as many animals as you want to.)

Crafts

The Olympic mascots provided us with our craft this week: a paper toy of the mascot and a coloring book with Vinicius playing all the Olympic Sports.  You can find them free to down load here: Olympic Mascot Crafts


We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Twilight Tales – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

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Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time

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Mondays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Baby and Me
Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6PM – Pajama Time
Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Toddler Time

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