Monday, March 28, 2011

When In Doubt, Call in Reinforcements

When I mentioned that I was going to lead Story Time at the library to my parents, my dad was excited. For those of you who don't know him, he comes from a theatrical background and loves kids.

"Can I help?" He asked.
"Of course!" I automatically replied.

When we got to the library I got some shocking news. It turns out that the librarian is not going away for ten days, but rather three weeks. Consequently, I'll be covering two more weeks of Story Time.

My dad and I led Story Time together and it was loads of fun. Thank you to everyone who made such great book suggestions for the 0-4 age group. We ended up going with "Click Clack Moo", one of my favorites:

"The Monster At The End of This Book"

"Knuffle Bunny"

And a couple of other Mo Willems books that I can't remember the names of right now.

I'm so glad my dad was there to help me.

As for songs we did:
Old McDonald
If You're Happy And You Know It
The Color Song- See previous post for lyrics
Open Shut Them

Below are some pictures from the day. The faces of children involved have been disguised so that they may remain anonymous.

One of my mom friends from the library was kind enough to hold Samara while I read and sang to the kids.

Thanks dad for helping me out. When my mom heard that my dad was doing Story Time, she said:
"I want to do it too!" And she's actually led it before, so she knows what to do. Maybe she'll help me next week!


  1. You have like the cutest dad of all time. Just saying.

  2. Awesome!!!! Maybe they'll start to hire you full time!! Fader's dad is super nice and friendly. Both her parents are!

  3. Cordy- Aw! Thanks girl!

    Harriet- I'm sure they would love you too!


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