Cats are a PURRR-fect Storytime, No. 11

Meeoow-nificent CATS are a storytime purr-fection--books, songs and fingerplays to enjoy anytime when you listen to the Episode 11 Cats of the Storytime Seedlings Podcast.   For a handy printable storytime resource, click here.

1. Listen to the Podcast 


2. Picture books that are the CAT's Meow!

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Kitten's First Full Moon


3. If You're a Cat and You Know it -  Fingerplays, songs and stories


If You're A Cat And You Know It…
(to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

If you're a cat and you know it, say, "Meow!"

If you're a cat and you know it, say, "Meow!"

If your a cat and you know it,

and you really want to show it.

If you're a cat and you know it,  say, "Meow!"

If you're a cat and you know it—

…….swish your tail........swish, swish
   (swish your hand like it’s a cat’s tail)

….. drink your milk....... Slip, slip (lap up with your tongue)

.....give a purr......... Purrrr, purrrr!

3. Early Literacy Tip      Building Resilience in Our Children


 The Pre-Literacy Tip for Episode 11 is on helping our children to overcome disappointment, find  comfort and satisfaction in what does come our way and so, build resilience.  Life rarely gives us exactly what we think we want.  Growing into acceptance on what we do have is a milestone for anyone.     

  The saying, “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade” comes to mind. For example, when you bring your child to the library and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is what your child wants, but—Oh No—its checked out—How about trying another Pete the Cat book for now and place the one that was really wanted, on hold, to pick up a few days later?  Along the way, the librarian can also help you find other fun books on cats, dogs, unicorns, or dragons or whatever your heart desires.    

    Making lemonade out of lemons can also  help with learning the behavior called “delayed gratification. “ There is a lot in life to navigate for children.  What a blessing to have them re-open our eyes!

             See you at Storytime, Lauren


Hi! I'm Lauren Teixeira,
Children's Librarian and Podcaster 
Find more episodes at my blog page:  laurenjoan

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