There was a lot of excitement last Thursday night at Storytime with Mr. Steve & Friends. Not only did Ms. Waneta (you might know her from the Bookmobile or the Oshtemo Branch children's room) dazzle our largest crowd yet with her accordion playing, inspiring us to turn half the Van Deusen Room into a make believe ice skating rink, but she also smashed the Great Bean Bag Balance record.
Strangely, up until Ms. Waneta's record setting night, all of my visiting friends have faltered when I added the ninth bean bag to the pile on their heads. Ms. Waneta calmly balanced 12 bean bags, even taking a risk and asking me what the record was while she was already balancing 8 bean bags on her head. The vibrations from just the slightest movement of the mouth can topple a bid for a record, but Ms. Waneta had no problem.
All the families that gathered that night enjoyed readings of:
We also played some games with our giant, colorful parachute and created some streamer hoops for dancing. After creating the streamer hoops, many of my friends enjoyed dancing to the Putumayo Kids presents Reggae Playground CD by Johnny Dread.
Storytime with Mr. Steve & Friends is for kids of all ages and no registration is required. So join us on Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm at the Central Library for our next program. You never know who will show up and what records will be broken.
Storytime with Mr. Steve & Friends