Community Helpers Storytime @ Handley Regional Library

Community Helpers Storytime

This week in honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, our storytimes this week are about community helpers!  Here are a few books from our collection to teach your children about the workers in our community.

Books to Share:  

Book Jacket for: Firefighter Ted

  • Firefighter Ted / Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre – JE Beaty
  • When Ted awakens to the smell of smoke and cannot find a firefighter, he decides to become one for the day, much to the dismay of his mother, neighbors, principal, and classmates.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Our library

  • Our library by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Maggie Smith – JE Bunting
  • A raccoon and his friends go to great lengths to make sure they will always have a library from which to borrow books.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Kitten red, yellow, blue

  • Kitten red, yellow, blue by Peter Catalanotto – JE Catalanotto
  • After placing the red kitten with Dave the firefighter and the blue kitten with Francine the police officer, Mrs. Tuttle finds homes for fourteen other colorful kittens. Sixteen calico kittens — the number of colors in a crayon box. Their mother, Sophie, knows one from another…but how do you think Mrs. Tuttle tells those kittens apart? Peter Catalanotto’s sequel to his Matthew A.B.C. and Daisy 1, 2, 3 invites long looking, counting, and laughing!

 

Book Jacket for: Going to the doctor

  • Going to the doctor by Anne Civardi ; illustrated by Stephen Cartwright – JE Civardi
  • Jenny Jay has a cough, Joey Jay needs his immunization shot, and Jack Jay has a sprained wrist, so the whole Jay family goes to the doctor to find out how to get well.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Brown bear, Brown bear, what do you see?

  • Brown bear, Brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr. ; pictures by Eric Carle – JE Martin
  • Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them.

 

 

 

Book Jacket for: Going to the doctor

  • Going to the doctor by Kate Petty, Lisa Kopper, and Jim Pipe – JE Petty
  • When Sam visits the doctor’s office for a check-up she takes his height and weight, tests his eyesight and hearing, listens to his heart and lungs, and gives him an injection.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Bus driver

  • Bus driver by Nancy Poydar – JE Poydar
  • When Max finds a toy bus driver, it quickly becomes his favorite plaything but he continually misplaces it until after he finds another toy.

 

 

 

Book Jacket for: Career day

  • Career day by Anne Rockwell ; pictures by Lizzy Rockwell – JE Rockwell
  • Each child in Mrs. Madoff’s class brings a visitor who tells the group about his or her job.

 

 

 

Book Jacket for: Apple farmer Annie

  • Apple farmer Annie  by Monica Wellington – JE Wellington
  • Annie the apple farmer saves her most beautiful apples to sell fresh at the farmers’ market.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Mr. Cookie Baker

  • Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington – JE Wellington
  • After a day of making and selling cookies, Mr. Baker gets to enjoy one himself. Includes cookie recipe.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Pizza at Sally's

  • Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington – JE Wellington
  • With vegetables from her own garden and other fresh ingredients, Sally mixes and bakes hot and bubbly pizzas for her customers to take home or eat in her pizzeria.

 

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: Community Helpers 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

Hurry, Hurry Drive the Firetruck

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
(Hands on steering wheel)
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)

Hurry, hurry, turn the corner
(Lean to the right)
Hurry, hurry, turn the corner
(Lean to the left)
Hurry, hurry, turn the corner
(Lean to the right and left)
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)

Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder
(Pretend to climb ladder)
Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder
Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)

Hurry, hurry, squirt the water
(Pretend to spray hose)
Hurry, hurry, squirt the water
Hurry, hurry, squirt the water
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)

Slowly, slowly, back to the station
(Lean slowly to the left and right)
Slowly, slowly, back to the station
Slowly, slowly, back to the station
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)

A House for Me

The carpenter’s hammer
Goes rap, rap, rap, (hammer with fist)
And his saw goes see, saw, see, (saw with arm)
He hammers and hammers, (hammer with fist)
And he saws and saws, (saw with arm)
And he builds a house for me. (Make house outline with fingers)

Community Helpers Song

A farmer works her fields.
A farmer works her fields.
Hi, Ho, the derry-o,
A farmer works her fields.

A dentist cleans our teeth. . .
A teacher works at school . . .
A barber cuts our hair. . .
A waiter serves us food. . .

Community Helpers Fingerplay

This is Dr. Bell who keeps us well. (thumb up)
This is Nurse Rick, who cares for the sick. (index up)
This is Dr. Heath, who cares for our teeth. (middle)
This is Postman Dale, who delivers our mail. (ring)
This one here — hey, that’s me! (pinky up)
We all work together for our community!

The Barber’s Silver Scissors
(Tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The barber’s silver scissors go
Snip, snip, snip
Snip, snip, snip
Snip, snip, snip
The barber’s silver scissors go
snip, snip, snip
when he gives a haircut.

The police officer’s whistle goes
Tweet, tweet, tweet
Tweet, tweet, tweet
Tweet, tweet, tweet
The police officer’s whistle goes
Tweet, tweet, tweet
When she directs the traffic.

The dentist’s gentle voice says
Open wide
open wide
open wide
The dentist’s gentle voice says
Open wide
When he cleans your teeth

The judge’s wooden gavel goes
Bang, bang, bang
Bang, bang, bang
Bang, bang, bang
The judge’s wooden gavel goes
Bang, bang, bang
When he asks for order.

The carpenter’s sharp saw goes
Zzz, zzz, zzz
Zzz, zzz, zzz
Zzz, zzz, zzz
The carpenter’s sharp saw goes
Zzz, zzz, zzz
When she builds with wood.

The baker’s rolling pin goes
Back and forth
Back and forth
Back and forth
The baker’s rolling pin goes
Back and forth
When he bakes cookies

My Daddy Works with One Hammer

My daddy works with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer, (pound one fist on ground)
My daddy works with one hammer, and now he works with two! (pound two fists on ground)
My daddy works with two hammers, two hammers, two hammers, (pound two fists on ground)
My daddy works with two hammers, and now he works with three!  (pound two fists and stomp one foot)
My daddy works with three hammers, three hammers, three hammers, (pound two fists and stomp one foot)
My daddy works with three hammers, and now he works with four! (pound two fists and stomp both feet)
My daddy works with four hammers, four hammers, four hammers, (pound two fists and stomp both feet)
My daddy works with four hammers, and now he needs a nap! (collapse onto ground)

 


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

Clarke County Library
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time

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

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.

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