Imagination Library Story Time: Rachel Isadora

Imagination Library Story Time: Rachel Isadora


From the Library of
Congress from Washington DC. Good morning! I’m Carla Hayden, the
Librarian of Congress and I want to welcome you to this
very special Story Time at the Library. I love reading, don’t you? It’s so much fun to let
our imaginations run wild. We’re excited to be teaming up with Ms. Dolly Parton’s
Imagination Library to introduce you to
some wonderful authors who will share their
stories with us. Ms. Parton’s work through
her Imagination Library is awe-inspiring! She and her team have given
away over 100 million books to help encourage young readers
like you across the world. Here at the Library of
Congress we share that passion for developing young readers! And we know that the best way
to encourage people like you to read is to make reading fun! So that’s what we’re here to do. I hope you enjoy
today’s story time! Even more, I hope you keep
reading at home and having fun! Today, you will warm up
by singing some songs, touching your toes, and
then get comfortable and get ready to hear stories. Now let’s get started! Welcome, my name is Ms.
Caroline and welcome to the Whittall Pavilion
of the Library of Congress! So exciting so we’re gonna
start with our Hello song and a little bit of signing let me show you hello you do a salute hello okay hello and then friends you’re going to link
your index finger one way and then the other way okay friends friends okay hello friends so we’ll do that three
times and then it’s time so you’re going to touch
your imaginary watch and then to say hello okay and the tune is goodnight ladies la Lala la Lala la la la la okay here we go hello friends hello friends hello friends it’s time to say hello one more time hello friends hello friends hello friends it’s time to say hello good job okay so let’s do our usual warm-up open shut them okay here we go open shut them open shut them give a little oh them open shut put them in your lap creep them crawl them creep them crawl them right up to your TV chichi open wide your little mouth baby one more time oh then you shut them open shut them give a little back Oh baby shut them open shut them put them in your lap creep them crawl them creep them crawl them right up to your chin okay we’d like to welcome Rachel
Isadora and her daughter up to read the first book I just which we’re
doing this one first hi come up, hi want to sit here? you can sit there what’s in here look at all the people who’s with her so welcome everybody we’re gonna read this book first my mic work you two move and
everyone here should know I have to yell Okay this is this book is called I just
want to say good night everyone see wanna go down and it’s by the writer of this
book is Rachel Isadora who is this lady right here my mother she’s my mom here’s the first page Oh on the African felt
there is a village as the Sun sets parents
tell their children it’s time for bed lalla greets her papa
who has been fishing who you caught a
big one she says yes it was a good
day Papa says to Lala it’s time for bed
Papa tells Lola I just want to say goodnight
to the fish Lala says come Lala mama says I just want to say
goodnight to the cat Lala says does anyone have a cat know who you have a cat anyone else have a cat oh back there anybody else have a cat not up we got him already it’s getting late mama calls I just want to say goodnight
to the bird Lala says anybody the bird does anyone have a bird no no birds who likes birds you like birds everybody likes birds you do Lala it’s time to go I just want to say
goodnight to the goat why Allah says yes what they have boots does anybody have a goat he has a goat has anybody seen a goat yes oh here’s a good one it’s time to go to
sleep mama says I just want to say good
night to the monkey Wawa says all right whoo does anybody have a monkey yeah no are you sure are you sure are you positive you saw a monkey Wow come now mama says I just want to take
a night to the church has anybody seen a chicken yeah what do you know what they sound like do you know what sound they make no do they go trip a rooster oh there you go Oh Lala mama says I just want to say good night
to the little ant Lalo says does everybody know what ant are little bugs I’m just not ready to go to
sleep Lalo says to her dog who has a dog yes good job you have a dog too and a cat you’re so lucky does anybody else have a dog a doggie you have a dog you have a doggie too who loves their doggies you do let’s go now llama says yes yes I am coming I just want to say goodnight
to the rock Lalo says who’s that anyone have a pet rock lalla gets into bed sweet dreams mama says goodnight mama says Lola everybody say goodnight to Lola goodnight Lola wait she says I just want to say
goodnight to my book Who who has a book at home you do you do who else has a book you you definitely have a book you do how many you have five oh my gosh do they all not want to
go to bed like well ago you should ask them no no you see good night moon Lalo
whispers and smiles everybody say good night moon and here’s the last page this is the end of this book good job everybody’s got lots
of animals don’t they and what’s the color
you see most in it pink right pink likes pink alright so now we’re going to do
a finger play about a bird and this is from a book
in the library collection that was published in 1915 and it’s called mother
Goose finger plays by Irene Margaret Cullison 1915 so this is called
little robin redbreast so we’re going to make a Robin
so take your hand and fold in your inner fingers
and there’s your Robin so that’s his head
and that’s a tail and then your other hand
is going to be a fence or they call it a rail okay so little robin redbreast and then he’s going
to sit on the rail he’s going to wiggle his head and then his tail
okay and the tune goes oh I’ve forgotten the two little robin redbreast
side up on the rail little knot oh boy
little motto went ahead and waggle went his tail little robin redbreast
sat upon a rail little Nardo went his head
and waggle went his tail one more time little robin redbreast
sat upon a real little Nardo went his head
and waggle went his tail alright so now we’re gonna do
another one from that same book and i think you know it
it’s a little bit different pat-a-cake pat-a-cake so pat-a-cake pat-a-cake
Baker’s man so I will master
as fast as I can so that lines different Pat it and prick it
and Mark it with a tea tea for Thomas and put it
in the oven for baby and me pat-a-cake pat-a-cake
Baker’s man so I will master
as fast as I can Pat it and pick it and
Mark it with the tea and put it in the
oven for baby and me okay so now Jill is going
to read I hear a pickle howdy Carolyn okay who knows what a pickle is did you eat one okay anybody else oh you know pickles did you eat a pickle you do oh you’re gonna like
this book I think one comes to depth my five senses I the first one is what I hear
then should I hear in your ear I smell right I see oh you want to sit with me you can come sit with me you have to pick you up we’re just taking a
little break a quick pause are you very comfy alright there we go alright we’re back okay what’s the next sense
you can tell me I touch fingers and I
taste with your mouth right okay we first we here
tweet-tweet tweet-tweet what makes that sound who goes tweet tweet
tweet tweet tweet tweet Abbi that’s a good
guess what else who else goes tweet tweet tweet
in the trees and they a bird good job Now now what goes cluck oohs
buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz you know Abby and what sound is a worm make a worm I don’t think it
makes any sound right no sound for the worm okay I hear the ocean in a shell who knows
what that sounds like right the ocean and what about the waves splash splash splash
splash splash splash and what about the seagull what sound does this evil
me what does it go call that was good that was good alright now I hear I hear grandma what is grandma say
she says hello hello on the phone grandma says hello right and we hear the music and we dance who knows how to dance
you know how to dance you want to show us how
do you dance oh very good yay who else knows how to dance he’s dancing back there what did this Claire do you know how to dance do you know how to do you know you don’t want to that’s okay I hear the drums oh boy thanks for visiting who knows who knows how to play the drums a lot of drummers lots of drummer and
oh here’s a good one what about the vacuum what sound does the
vacuum cleaner me right and what about what about like the cars what
sound do they make BP BP right Phoebe the cars in the street Phoebe you got it you must have heard a car before that’s right it’s a what oh it was drums yeah remember and what about what about cats what
sounded cats me they go they go meow and they also go / right they go / right yeah exactly yeah I hear the rain who knows what rain sounds like who’s heard mean as it goes does it go swish swish and what about thunder thunder those boom right boom can you do that boom good job that’s more lightning
but that’s fine no no thunder what about I hear
the snow falling what does that sound like I don’t think there’s any sound no sound right there so what about cheering cheering yeah yeah now we go to smell with your nose right I smell the soap who knows what soap smells like smells nice and clean I smell mommy’s perfume I smell my blankie do you have a blankie who has a blanky
that they sleep with no one oh very good oh you have a blankie I smell the baby’s poop who has a baby who has a big you have a baby Where who has it where are the babies there’s a baby where there’s another baby right there there’s a baby there’s a baby there’s so many babies there’s one who has a big brother a big brother shoes stinky sneakers pinky speakers I smell I smell toast who knows toast she eats toast bread who eats bread bread move what do we move on to another book all right I’ll skip some we’re gonna go straight ahead to Oh see see see with your eyes I see the airplane where’s the airplane Outside right where’s the airplane is it up yeah up right I see I see the lamp where’s the lamp right here but are there any
lamps in this room there’s a lamp right there it’s dark oh there’s there’s oh the airplanes right there what about I see my books where the books here are the books right here I see the books right oh hi it’s okay you can
say yeah you can sit Okay oh thank you I see where’s the moon where’s the moon in the sky is it in the sky is the moon in the sky hi should we keep skipping are we done yeah all right one more last one I touch what do you touch
with your hands right your fingers I touch I touch the doggie how do you touch the doggie you put the doggie like this that’s a doggie like that oh here’s a good one I touched the cupcake who likes cupcakes you do what about you yes what about you yes likes cupcakes you like cupcakes you do all right last one let’s do the pickles all right who knows pickles all right Jim dude can you taste the
pickle what does it taste like sour very good right and what does it feel
like when you touch it with your visit slippery
yeah it’s slippery all right I think we’re
done with this book it’s the end yeah thank you for helping me read it are we reading this
other book or now no oh they’re getting wet okay so we have another
another action run from mother Goose fingerplays and it’s goes here
we go up up up here we go down down down here we go backwards
and forwards here we go up here we go down downtown here we go up up up here we go down down down here we go backwards
and forwards here we go round
round round me oh okay let’s do our
Twinkle Twinkle song so get your little
twinkles going twinkle twinkle little star how I wonder what you are so high like a diamond in the sky twinkle twinkle little star how I wonder what you are all right so now we’re gonna say good Bob it’s just the opposite
of our hello song so goodbye in sign is
just a little wave okay so same thing goodbye friends goodbye friends goodbye friends and then it’s time
to say goodbye goodbye friends goodbye friends goodbye friends it’s time to say goodbye all right thank you and
goodbye to our friends out in the net thank you. This has been a presentation
from the Library of Congress. Visit us at LOC.GOV.

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