“Ribbit, Ribbit” were the words of the day at Storytime with Marie as 21 children played with “frogs” of all kinds. The children shared, stuffed, plastic, rubber, metal, and even REAL frogs that they brought from home. Then the children were in for a real treat when our guest speaker, Bob Zimmerman, shared the book he wrote, A Frog in My Throat. It was fun!!!. The children pretended to be frogs for a fun hopping game. Then they shared Marie’s frog puppets and “sat on a log” while we all sang “Five Little Speckled Frogs” over and over until each child had a turn “being a frog and jumping into the pool!” Marie helped each child, with help from the adults!!, make a foam rubber frog on a lilly pad.
Pictured with Bob are – back row: Ethan Caughey, Reagan Starry, Gunnar Melgaard, Eliza Nordling, Kaitlyn Uecker, Tate Nordling (hidden), Lillian Enger, middle row: Tucker Schmidt, Layla Engle, Nicholas Zandstra, Bob Zimmerman holding “Freda and Freddie Frog”, Olivia Decker, Eli Carriveau, Caleb Pack. front row: Colton Hilsgen, Sadie Dumpty, Lawson Bayerkohler, Kate Peterson, Axel Melgaard, Everett Smith, Kyrie Moeller. Not pictured: Eli Carriveau. Just a reminder that next Monday, July 23, will be our LAST storytime for the summer. We will be sharing all the fun things we learned about summer fun. Please join us at the McHugh Building on Birch Avenue at 9:30 one more time! (Photos by Nick Pawlenty)