Get the Wiggles Out

As a storytime librarian I think the most important thing to remember is that you are working with children. Young children who have a ton of energy, It is expected that they may not be able to sit and pay attention during the full time. When things get a little too out of hand and you need to wrangle everyone back in try some of these exercises:

Shh, Be Quiet
Shh, be quiet
Please sit down (sign language for ‘sit’)
Please sit down
Please sit down

Shh, be quiet
Please sit down
Listen, Listen, Listen (getting quieter as you repeat ‘listen’)

I Wiggle My Finger’s
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I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my arms,
I wiggle my nose.
I think that the wiggles
Are all out of me
Now I can sit down
And hear a story.

Funny Little Bunny
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Funny little bunny goes hop, hop, hop.
Funny little bunny please stop, stop, stop.
Wiggle your ears,
and crinkle your nose,
and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle right down to your toes. (sit down)

You could also play Shake your Sillies Out by Raffi (The Wiggles version is also very fun!)

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