SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Robot Storytime

on July 31, 2014

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi


Book: Rolie Polie Olie – James Joyce

(Just a smidge long, so we clip some pages. A very fun story though, the kids quite like it.) 


Activity: Build a Bot

(A fun way to identify shapes, and have kids predict what each shape would be used for.) 


Book: Boy + Bot – Ame Dyckman

(A really sweet and funny story. It demonstrates that differences don’t mean you can’t get along.) 


Activity: Lights on the Robot

Tune: The Wheels on the Bus

The arms of the robot swing up and down,
Up and down, up and down,
The arms of the robot swing up and down,
All around the room.

The legs of the robot move back and forth…
The head of the robot turns side to side…
The lights on the robot blink on and off (blink eyes)…
The hands of the robot open and close…
The voice of the robot says beep, beep, beep…

(build on each thing, so by the end all of the actions are being done)

(A fun activity for identifying body parts and working on motor skills.) 


Book: Fix This Mess – Ted Arnold

(A very fun book in both the illustrations and the premise. The boy does not like how his robot cleans, and eventually the robot finds the best solution.) 


Activity: Robot Zot 
adapted from the book by Jon Scieszka

(A really engaging ‘puppet’ show. It’s very simplified from the original text.) 

“Robot Zot—Wham Bot! Robot Zot—Bam Bot!
Robot Zot—never fall. Robot Zot—Conquer all!”

Robot Zot crashed his attack ship on earth, there he meets a dangerous enemy!

Bring appliance into view (follow pattern with each)…interact with kids…”does this look like a dangerous enemy? Robot Zot thinks so! Who will win? Robot Zot yells his battle cry,

 “Robot Zot—never fall. Robot Zot—Conquer all!”

Mock battle with Robot Zot and the appliance, Robot Zot wins, hurrah! Then, another appliance (three in all, a vacuum, blender, and mixers)…until the last round, with the pink and blue toy.

Does this look like an enemy?

“This not enemy, is Queen of all Earth.
Robot Zot—rescue bot, Robot Zot—hero bot! ”


Book: Robot Burp Head Smartypants – Annette Simon

(The kids love fthe ake burping, and the baby with the biggest burp.) 


Activity: Instruments

(We ended with instruments this week.) 

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