Story Time

Grandfathers
Submitted by: David, LaPorte
Audience
• Toddler
Books
Grandfather and I by:Helen Buckley
Grandfather and his grandson go for a walk, nice and slow like, not hurrying as certain other family members do. This story has a relaxing repetition to it.
Grandfather Twilight by:Barbara Berger
Grandfather Twilight goes through his evening ritual of delivering a pearl to the night sky, and then returning to his bed. The illustrations are ethereal.
Songs
This Old Man (Traditional Nursery Rhyme)
This old man, he played one
He played knick-knack on my thumb
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played two%
He played knick-knack on my shoe
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played three
He played knick-knack on my knee
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played four
He played knick-knack on my door
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five
He played knick-knack on my hive
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six
He played knick-knack on my sticks
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven
He played knick-knack up in heaven
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight
He played knick-knack on my gate
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine
He played knick-knack on my spine
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten
He played knick-knack once again
With a knick-knack paddy-whack,
Give a dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

(an old man puppet can be used for a fun sing-along!)
If I was a Grandpa (Finger Play)
If I was a grandpa,
My beard would grow,
From my chin (touch chin)
To my toes. (touch toes)

If I was a grandpa
My mustache would veer
Around my cheeks (trace cheeks)
And behind my ears! (tickle behind ears)