This week I’m sharing felt versions of two of my favourite storytime songs. Besides food, things that live in the ocean is a popular topic for my Vancouver toddlers. To hear Dana and I sing these tunes, click on the title of each video.
I pulled the fish pieces and octopus from two other felt stories I already had, so I only had to make the shark and whale. I’ve noticed that putting these felt pieces up as we sing helps keep toddlers captivated and better able to follow along. I swear I’ve also heard more of them saying the names of the sea creatures when the song is over. The link will take you to the sign language version.
These are some very happy sharks! So I always thought this was more of school-age song until my mom told me my 2-year-old nephew LOVES baby shark. So I’ve been trying it out in my family storytime with toddlers and preschoolers and it’s been a hit! We sing the first version from the video and I put up the pieces as we go through each shark family member. Grandpa shark is my favourite. I often make both of the parents moms or dads – an easy adaptation you can do to many songs to be inclusive.