Family Storytime: Tea!

HCPL - Storytime

This week’s storytime theme is “tea”! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime:

Tea for Ten by Lena Anderson

Tea with Grandpa by Barney Saltzberg

Tea with Oliver by Mika Song

Tea Rex by Molly Idle

Here are some songs and/or rhymes we might do in storytime:

Song: I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot, short and stout,
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed out hear me shout,
Tip me over and pour me out!

Rhyme: Here’s a Cup (Jbrary:
You’ll need at least two people for this rhyme. This is to help encourage interaction between caregiver and child or between two children!
One person makes a fist and the other places hands on top to guide them.
Here’s a cup and here’s a cup, (Lift each paired hands slightly)
And here’s a pot of tea. (Bring hands together)
Pour a cup, pour a cup, (Motion hands as if pouring tea)
And drink some tea with me. (Bring one pair of hands to you and the other to your partner)

Song: These Are My Glasses by Laurie Berkner
(Make some finger glasses) Hello! I see you through my glasses.
Can you put on a pair of glasses? Hmm, let’s put them down.
Oh! I’ve got a book. Put your hands together and you can make a book, too.
Then you can open it, oooop!
GASP oh my goodness there’s a pink snake in there! Shut that book! Whoop!
Let’s look inside again. Open it up, oooop!

These are my glasses,                                (finger glasses up against eyes)
This is my book,                                           (put your hands together)
I put on my glasses,                                    (put your glasses on)
And open up the book.                              (open up the book)

Now I read, read, read,                              (bring “book” from side to side)
And I look, look, look,                                (“look” from side to side)
I put down my glasses,                              (put down glasses)
And WHOOP! Close up the book!           (whoop, close up the book!)

See you there!

Family Storytimes starting January 2nd-May 31st: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30, 10:15. and 11:00, Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30 except the 3rd Friday of each month unless otherwise stated in the calendar