Hooray for Hats! Storytime at HRL


We’re wearing many hats at storytime this week!

This week our full storytime schedule returns starting Monday, January 8th, 2018.  Check the calendar for the dates and times of storytimes at your local branch library.

Join us for a week-long celebration of all things hats at storytime.  You might want to wear a hat or two yourself, so bring your favorite ones with you to storytime!

Hats Picture Books to Share: 

You can find these books and more in our catalog under the tag: #hoorayforhats

Hats Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

Whose Hats?
A cowboy wears a cowboy hat
(Hands encircle head.)
As he gallops on his horse,
(Galloping motion.)
A firefighter’s hat keeps her safe
(Hands encircle head.)
As fires run their course.
(Spraying motion as with hose.)

A clown wears a pointy hat
(Hands form point on head.)
And a smile upon her face.
(Smile broadly.)
And astronauts wear helmets
(Encircle face with hands.)
When blasting into space.
(Palms together, shoot hands up to sky.)

Grandma’s Glasses
These are grandma’s glasses.
(Make circles around eyes.)
This is grandma’s hat.
(Cup hands and place on head.)
And this is the way
She folds her hands.
(Fold hands)
And puts them in her lap.
(Put them in your lap)

These are grandpa’s glasses.
(Make circles around eyes.)
This is grandpa’s hat.
(Pretend to put on a hat.)
And this is the way
He folds his arms
(Cross arms and fold.)
Just like that!

Silly Hat Song
(Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go? (Repeat using foot, elbow and knee.)

My Hat
My hat it has three corners (Join thumbs and index fingers to form triangle and place on top of head.)
Three corners has my hat (Raise three fingers.)
If it did not have three corners, (Raise three fingers and shake head.)
It would not be my hat. (Join thumbs and index fingers to form triangle and place on top of head.)

Mary Wore Her Red Hat
Mary wore her red hat, red hat, red hat.
Mary wore her red hat all day long. (replace red with other colors, replace “Mary” with your child’s name)

A Tall Hat
(pretend to put each of these different hats on)
A tall hat (hold hands above head, measuring the height of the hat)
A small hat (hold hands close together above hat)
A big hat (hands wide apart)
A cap (cup hands close over head)
Now I’ll take my hats off
And put them in my lap

We hope you can join us for storytime at one of our Handley Regional Library Branches this week!

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