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Super Silly Storytime! No. 5

Updated: Jul 19, 2022

Note: This updated post originally posted on February 27, 2019 on Santa Clara County Library's blog.

Storytime is silly-time with Episode 5 Super Silly of the Storytime Seedlings Podcast!

Find a PDF Handout of fingerplays, songs and more for Episode 5 - right here!

Picture Books -- Laugh and Be Silly!

Super-Silly Rhyme

Anna Mariah

Anna Mariah

Jumped in the fire.

Fire was so hot,

She jumped into a pot.

Pot was so small,

She jumped on a ball.

Ball was so round,

She jumped on the ground.

Ground was so flat,

She jumped on the cat.

Cat was so scared,

She jumped on a chair.

Chair was so big,

She jumped on a pig.

Pig was so pink,

She jumped in the sink.

Sink was so narrow,

She jumped in a wheelbarrow.

Wheelbarrow was so red,

She jumped into bed.

Good night, Anna Mariah!

Note on Anna Mariah: This nonsense rhyme is fun to read as a call and response. Start by reading it with your child, pointing to each picture as you say the rhyme. Read it again and point to each picture and let your child say the rhyme associated with the picture. Finally, read then pause and have the child call out the rhyme and/or point to the picture.
Source: Multicultural Folktales: Stories to Tell Young Children by Judy Sierra
Photo of girl jumping by Arina Krasnikova from Pexels

Early Literacy Tip: The Importance of Being Silly

Humor is serious business — it’s a tool for bonding with your child, as it relieves pressure and anxiety, wards off sickness and teaches coping skills. Being silly opens the blood flow to the brain—for better learning, retention, and comprehension.

So–it’s good to be silly!

See you at Storytime! Lauren

Hello! I'm Lauren Teixeira, Children's Librarian and Podcaster.

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