Next month I am lucky enough to get to substitute for 3 different storytimes! I’m very excited but am having trouble coming up with a theme. I come up with these themes, but then I either don’t find enough books or enough stories to fill the whole time, and for some reason I get kind of anal about sticking to the theme. I’ve gotten better since I’ve been working at PV and observing lots of different storytimes, but whenever I deter from the theme I still get a little nervous.
One of the themes I am focusing on is Moose (it bothers me that the plural for moose is moose and not meese – like geese – or mooses). I found some fabulous stories. I heard a great one last night observing a storytime at RBPL, Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root. I also love Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Raynor.
The hard part for my moose storytime isn’t the books – its the song. I’ve come up with “Down by the Bay” which talks about a moose and a polka dotted goose and I’ve found a boy scout call and response song called the “Crazy Moose” who likes to drink Juice. It’s kind of cute… Until you watch this performance from a Boy Scout camp:
It kinds of makes me not want to put my kids into Boy Scouts. That guy seems like he’s either never been kissed and/or has some much larger and creepy issues to work on.
But, by watching some other videos, the song seems pretty cute. Except thats 2 call and response songs, and I usually have a hard enough time getting everyone to participate and do 1 call and response song correctly.
So, if anyone has any ideas for songs about Moose, please share!