DIY Storytimes are curated storytimes that families can share at home with an ebook, songs and activities.
A BOOK TO SHARE:
“ 'Some days you wake up/ and you just gotta wokka” says the upbeat narrator of this infectious rhyme. As the boy dances along, he and a growing entourage ask neighboring children the recurring question, 'How do you wokka-wokka?' and the kids demonstrate their distinctive walks: 'I wokka-wokka/ like flamingos/ in a flocka—/ croakie-yocka/ leggy-longy/ pinky-hoppa-hoppa.' Cecil's cheerful city dwellers ride skateboards, play hopscotch and eat cotton candy, while dogs, cats and pigeons mill about, until the entire neighborhood has joined the boy's 'wokka-wokka party.' With unflappable enthusiasm, art and text underscore the message that 'Nobody wokkas/ in the same wokka way.' Cecil's animated oil paintings of city life are full of enough details for second and third readings. After Bluemle kicks things off with a prose intro, her rhymes, which are divided into verse- and chorus-like sections, quickly settle into a strong and catchy beat. Children will respond with glee to Bluemle and Cecil's (My Father the Dog) wacky wokka rhythms and playful language that invite each reader to 'wokka in their/ own crazy way.' ”--from the Publisher's Weekly | July 6, 2009
SONGS & RHYMES:
Drama Warm Up-Peel Banana
Banana Banana Meatball Song | Songs For Kids | Dance Along | GoNoodle
If All of The Raindrops | Old Town School of Folk Music