Story Time

Weather
Submitted by: Connie, Kingwood
Audience
• Toddler
Books
Sunshine & Storm by:Jones Elizabeth
This tale from a British team features a pair of watercolor confections, the eponymous orange cat and gray dog (respectively). The two are best friends: "Storm usually followed Sunshine like a shadow on a bright day. Sometimes Sunshine followed Storm, like the light behind a cloud." Then one day, Storm's canine exuberance gets the better of him, and he shakes his rain-sodden coat dry in Sunshine's face. "Her fur stood on end and she hissed a horrible H-h-h-h-i-i-i-s-s-s-s at Storm." The rift caused by Storm's thoughtlessness is mended, but not without some heavy-handed prose ("The brightness and the warmth did not melt Sunshine's anger or heal Storm's hurt"). Coplestone's pictures, however, retain their aqueous magic from start to finish. His Sunshine is a collection of shimmering stripes with some witty whiskers that lend her the air of a boulevardier. And the gray and black splotches that constitute the gangly Storm seem to have a life of their own, roiling like a cloud ready to erupt. The closing image of the forgiving friends in rainbow colors reinforces the trumpeted but worthy message: that friendship can weather many changes. Ages 3-6.
Red Rubber Boot Day by:Ray , Mary Lyn
A child describes all the things to do on a rainy day.
Snowy Day by:Keats Ezra Jack
Adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snow day.
Songs
Hello(sung to Frere Jacques
Hello Shelly, Hello Shelly
How are you? How are you?
We’re so glad to have you,
We’re so glad to have you,
At Toddler Time, At Toddler Time.

Open them Shut them
Open them, close them,
Open them, close them
Give a little clap

Open them, close them,
Open them, close them
Put them in your lap

Creep them, creep them (move hands slowly up chest)
Up to the chin
Open your mouth
But don’t put them in (put hands behind back)

Open them, close them,
Open them, close them
Give a little clap
Open them, close them,
Open them, close them
Put them in your lap.

You are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine,
You make me happy, when skys are gray,
You'll never know dear, how much I love you,
Please don't take my Sunshine away
Once there was a Snowman
Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman
Once there was a snowman TALL TALL TALL
In the sun he melted, melted, melted
In the sun he melted, SMALL SMALL SMALL

It's Raining, It's Pouring
It's raining, it's pouring;
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed and he
Bumped his head
And he couldn't get up in the morning.