On the Sea Storytime at Handley Regional Library

This week’s storytimes have been all at sea!  Want to read more about boats, ships, and pirates?  Check out some of these books from our storytimes: 
You can find these suggested books in the Library Catalog by searching for the tag: #onthesea

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row, your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

Rock, rock, rock the boat,
Sway from side to side,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
What a bumpy ride!

Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Sail, sail, sail your ship
Gently over the sea
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
A pirate’s life for me!

If you’re a pirate and you know it

If you’re a pirate and you know it,
swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
then you’ll hear the sea winds blowin.
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
swab the deck (swish, swish)

If you’re a pirate and you know it, walk the plank (stomp, stomp)

If you’re a pirate and you know it, say ahoy
Ahoy! (with arm movement)

The Day I Went to Sea
When I was one (hold up one finger)
I sucked my thumb (mock sucking thumb)
The day I went to sea.
I jumped aboard a pirate ship (jump)
And the captain said to me. (point to self)
We’re going this way (lean and sway while pointing right)
And that way (lean and sway while pointing left)
And forward (rock/walk forward)
And backward (rock/walk backward)
Across the deep blue sea. (spin in circle)

When I was two, I tied my shoe . . .
When I was three, I scraped my knee . . .
When I was four, I shut the door . . .
When I was five, I  learned to dive . . .

A Pirate Went to Sea Tongue Twister
A pirate went to sea, sea, sea
To see what he could see, see, see
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea

My Bonnie
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
my Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
O bring back my Bonnie to me.

Chorus:
Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my Bonnie to me, to me:
Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my Bonnie to me.

O blow ye winds over the ocean,
O blow ye winds over the sea.
O blow ye winds over the ocean,
And bring back my Bonnie to me.

We hope to see you at storytime!

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Pirate Storytime @ Handley Regional Library

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Avast me hearties, ’tis a pirate storytime this week.  Get ready to swashbuckle your way through these good books:

Books to Share:  

Book Jacket for: How I became a pirate

  • How I became a pirate by Melinda Long ; illustrated by David Shannon – JE Long
  • Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Pirates don't take baths

  • Pirates don’t take baths by John Segal – JE Segal
  • A young pig tries to avoid taking a bath by claiming to be a variety of characters, from an astronaut to an Eskimo, as his mother tries to lure him into the tub.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Pirate nap : a book of colorsPirate Nap a book of Colors by Danna Smith – JE Smith

  • Two brothers use their imaginations to turn their surroundings–from a white bandana and yellow coins to a red blanket and even their baby sister– into a colorful pirate adventure before naptime.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Shiver me letters : a pirate ABC

  • Shiver me letters : a pirate ABC by June Sobel ; illustrated by Henry Cole.
  • Having decided that R is not enough for them, a bumbling band of pirates sets sail on a quest to capture the rest of the alphabet.

 

 

Book Jacket for: Charlotte Jane battles bedtime!

  • Charlotte Jane battles bedtime! by Myra Wolfe ; illustrated by Maria Monescillo – JE Wolfe
  • From the day Charlotte Jane was born on a pirate ship she has had “formidable oomph,” but when she succeeds in conquering sleep by staying up all night, her oomph seems to weigh anchor.

 

These books, and may more about pirates can be found at the Handley Regional Library.  Find the books we used for this storytime here: Pirates Storytime Booklist

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share

Book Jacket for: Sea music a gathering of sea songs / [sound recording] :

  • “Farewell to Nova Scotia” and “Cape Cod Girls” from: Sea music [sound recording] : a gathering of sea songs / Dan Zanes and Festival Five folk.
  •  J CD Zanes

 

 

 

Fingerplay: “Ten Little Pirates”
Ten little pirates stood in a row (hold up all ten fingers)
They bowed to their captain so (lower and raise fingers)
They marched to the left (march hands to left)
And marched to the right (march hands to right)
They shouted yo-ho! (cup hands over mouth)
And gave their captain a fright (act scared, cover mouth with hands)

Song: “Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship” (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Sail, sail, sail your ship
Gently over the sea
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
A pirate’s life for me!

If you’re a pirate and you know it

If you’re a pirate and you know it,
swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
then you’ll hear the sea winds blowin.
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
swab the deck (swish, swish)

If you’re a pirate and you know it, walk the plank (stomp, stomp)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, say ahoy, Ahoy! (with arm movement)

The Day I went to Sea

When I was one (hold up one finger)
I sucked my thumb (mock sucking thumb)
The day I went to sea.
I jumped aboard a pirate ship (jump)
And the captain said to me. (point to self)
We’re going this way (lean and sway while pointing right)
And that way (lean and sway while pointing left)
And forward (rock/walk forward)
And backward (rock/walk backward)
Across the deep blue sea. (spin in circle)

When I was two, I tied my shoe . . .
When I was three, I scraped my knee . . .
When I was four, I shut the door . . .
When I was five, I  learned to dive . . .

A Pirate Went to Sea Tongue Twister

A pirate went to sea, sea, sea
To see what he could see, see, see
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea


We hope to see you at storytime!

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

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

Handley Library
Mondays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Baby and Me
Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Toddler Time

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