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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dora the Explorer (and entourage) Visits the Library

Dora and an aDORAble fan!

The cast from the Eau Claire Children's Theatre's production of Dora the Explorer Live: Dora's Pirate Adventure made a special appearance at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library's Dora Storytime. The kicked off the program by singing the Dora theme song, helped tell some stories, and met their fans afterwards. Over 100 people attended!

I am pretty sure there are other ways to tap into the fabulous kids in our communities who are already doing things that would be easy to incorporate into a program. What are you doing?

Singing the Dora theme song

Monday, April 16, 2012

Music for Storytime, Part 2

Photo credit: Happy Instruments by mtsofan

A continuation (hopefully in better format) of the list of good music for storytimes. Thanks to Rick Samuelson for asking the question on the ALSC list serv and compiling the answers!

Artist: Greg and Steve
Album: Kids in Motion Songs: Beanbag Boogie and Animal Action
Album: On the Move Songs: Shoo Fly
Album: Ready, Set, Move Songs: Teddy Bear Turn Around and Five Little Monkeys
Album: We All Live Together Songs: Old Brass Wagon, The Freeze, Rock N Roll Rhythm Band

Artist: Hap Palmer
Album: Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet? Songs: Alphabet in Motion and The Bean Bag
Album: Getting to Know Myself Songs: Turn-A-Round, Sammy
Album: Rhythms on Parade Songs: Woodpecker
Album: Early Childhood Classics
Album: Classic Nursery Rhymes Songs: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep
Album: One Little Sound Song: Marching the Alphabet
Album: Sally the Swinging Snake Song: Sally the Swinging Snake
Album: So Big Song: Put Your Hands in the Air
Album: Walter the Waltzing Worm Song: What a Miracle, Walter the Waltzing Worm