Today we had a Toddler Dance Party at the library between storytime sessions. It was a very funny and fun huge success. My fab colleagues Lucy and Debbie decorated with ribbons curled and hung from the ceiling and some spring flowers. Little cookies and juice were available for treats. DJ Jazzy Sherri picked a selection of fun kid CDs to spin. Rhythm instruments and egg shakers were in evidence. All kids were given a tissue paper flower corsage or boutonniere.
Then the kids danced to familiar tunes and nursery rhymes and fun CDs. Lucy and Debbie shared favorite tunes from storytime and scarves, bubbles and lots of participation ensued. Besides rockin' babies and toddlers, my favorite part of the program was the adults who showed up in force with their tots: grandmas and great grandmas; dads and moms in business suits; babysitters who grooved with the music all along with the little ones.
This is an easy fun program for the very youngest with little prep but maximum fun and gave us a chance to give our storytime regulars something unique to enjoy bewtween storytimes!
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