Welcome to our new weekly blog post - Sharing the Storytime Joy! Today's post is by Erin, a children's librarian at the Main Library.
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One of my favorite things to do in Family Storytime is share a flannelboard activity! Flannelboards can help tell a story, provide visuals for a song, or even be made into a game! One of my favorite flannelboards to share during the month of October is Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed.
I place each monster on the flannelboard (usually asking the children to help me count them), then I sing the song. As each monster falls off of the bed, I remove one monster from the board.
Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed
[to the tune of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed]
Five little monsters jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor, and the doctor said.
No more monsters jumping on the bed!
--keep counting down until there are no little monsters jumping on the bed
Jumping, counting, and monsters - Happy October!