Actively engage in this storytime with Linda. as she reads, sings, and talks about diggers.
Do you like building things? We do too! Builders use a lot of different tools to build things, don’t they. In this storytime Ms. Linda will read about diggers and other construction tools. Can you name some tools or vehicles a construction worker or carpenter might use?
Hi, my name is Linda, and I’m a member of the children’s services at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Today I will be doing a storytime on construction vehicles and tools. The first book I’ll read today is called “Diggers at Work” by D. R. Addison. This book is a non-fiction, so this will be true information about diggers.
Ok guys, now we’re going to play a game, and it’s called “A Carpenter is Hiding.” And I’m going to need your help. We have five numbers on my flannel board. Can you help me count? One, two, three, four, five. Are you ready? A carpenter is hiding. Where can he be? Behind the number. Let’s look and see. Carpenter, carpenter, where did you run? Are you hiding behind the number one? Let’s take a look and see. Ah, nope. It’s not the carpenter. But it’s his wrench! Let’s take a look behind our next number. Carpenter, carpenter, so much to do. Are you hiding behind the number two? Ah, nope, it’s not the carpenter. It’s his screwdriver. Ah. Let’s see if the carpenter is hiding behind the next number. Carpenter, carpenter where can you be? Are you hiding behind the number three? Ah. No, it’s not the carpenter. It’s his saw. Ah. Let’s see. Not yet, we haven’t found the carpenter yet. Ah. Carpenter, carpenter, only two more. Are you hiding behind the number four? Ah. Nope, it’s not the carpenter. It’s his measuring tape. It’s not the carpenter. Let’s see. You think he’s hiding behind number five? Let’s find out. Carpenter, carpenter, have you arrived? Are you hiding behind the number five? Ah. Let’s see. Ah. No, it’s his hammer! Ah. Oh, where oh where can the carpenter be? Let’s look up! Is he up there? I don’t see a carpenter over there. Look over there! Is he over there? No carpenter over there. Ah, over there? No carpenter over there.
[Singing] Where is carpenter, where is carpenter? [End singing]
Where’s Mr. Carpenter? Where is he? Where is he? Now you’re going to help me sing that.
[Singing] Where is Mr. Carpenter? Where is Mr. Carpenter? Here I am! Here I am! How are you today, sir? Very well, I thank you. Wave hello. Wave hello. [End singing]
Ah—the carpenter has a hammer in his hand. I think he must’ve been on a construction site, doing some work. Can you wave goodbye to the carpenter cause he’s going away to do more work. Bye-bye!
My next story will be The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer; illustrated by Carrie Eko-Burgess.
Ok, guys, now you’re going to get the chance to be a carpenter, and you have to do what the carpenter does! Are you ready?
Carpenter, carpenter turn around. Carpenter, carpenter touch the ground. Carpenter, carp—carpenter, carpenter raise your hand up high! Carpenter, carpenter wave good bye. Carpenter, carpenter touch your nose. But his hammer’s in the way. Carpenter, carpenter touch your toes. Carpenter, carpenter touch your knees. Carpenter, carpenter sit down please.
My next story is called “The Fix-It Man” words by Susan Hood. Pictures by Aree Chung.