Ring, ring, ring, ring!
At the sound of Mr. Perez’s bell, the kids skipped, toddled, and waddled into the storytime room. Moms, dads, nana, papas, babysitters, and others tried to keep up.
Nina’s eyes grew wide when she saw a purple carpet square open. She darted across the room to claim her favorite color. Braylon almost collided with her as he dove for a blue one.
“Good evening, everyone! Buenas tardes! Are you ready to sing our welcome song?” Mr. Perez asked the crowd. “I want to hear you nice and loud!” he said as the group launched into song.
“Bueno! Very nice, everyone! We are ready to read our first book!”
Arjun took off from his dad’s lap and weaved through the crowd, speedy on his knees. Arjun’s dad tried to grab him, but Arjun bobbed out of reach. Nina’s Abuelita reached for him but captured only one of his socks. Arjun’s giggles filled the room, delighted by the race. Mr. Perez stooped down to stop him as Arjun sped by.
Before everyone knew it, Arjun had reached the bookcase. As Arjun reached and grabbed at the tubs on the bookcase, down came a tub of scarves on his head.
Everyone laughed while Arjun grabbed fistfuls of scarves and threw them in the air.
“Well, maybe we’ll do another song instead and use our dancing scarves!” Mr. Perez chuckled. Arjun clapped in delight, and the other kids joined in as everyone grabbed scarves and got ready to dance.