It’s that time again! Baby storytime for 0-12 months.
Here’s what we did this week:
- Welcome Rhyme – Welcome, welcome
- Since my group has been big lately, I have switched to this easy rhyme as an intro. It goes to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
Welcome, welcome everyone. Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun. First we’ll clap our hands just so. Then we’ll bend and touch our toes. Welcome, welcome everyone. Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun!
- ASL – Hello Friends
- I like to use sign language in my story time. We go over the signs for: Hello, Friends, Time and Say. Thanks to Jbrary for this one!
- Song w/ Movements – Tap Your Toe and Follow Me by Susan Salidor
- This one of my favorite movement songs for babies.
- Movement Rhyme – Roll, Roll, Roll Your Hands
- A classic with simple movements for those little arms and legs.
- Board Book – Through The Town by Craig ShuttlewoodI pass out individual copies of this one. Parents can help guide their baby’s fingers along the “road” as we “travel” through town. Allows baby to feel as well as follow along.
- Bounce – This is the way the lady rides
- A fan favorite and one of my favorites too!
- Flannel w/ Rhyme – Lots of Cars / Counting Cars
- First we identify our colors and count our cars and then we go on to do the rhyme:
There are lots of cars driving down the street
Tell me what color car do you see
Big cars, little cars
Beep, beep, beep
- Movement Song – Skinnamarink by Six Little Ducks
- Book – Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
- This is by far my favorite Pete the Cat book! We can count and you can sign parts of the book “with” Pete! I also have a small Pete the Cat plushie.
- Bounce – Tick-tock, Tick-tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now it’s one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock.
- Song w/ Wrist Ribbons – Flitter Flutter by Johnette Downing
- I just love this song. Check it out!
- Rhyme – The Itsy Bitsy Spider
- Everyone knows this classic and for some reason babies love it!
- Bubbles – Bubbles by Parachute Express
- The perfect song to play while blowing bubbles.
- Rhyme – Patty Cake
- A slower rhyme to start winding down to.
- ASL – Goodbye Friends
- We learn to say goodbye in ASL and use the same signs and song as our hello.
- Song – Goodbye, So long, Farewell My Friends by Music Together
- Just a slow, goodbye song I always put on as I open the doors to say goodbye.
How’d it go: This was a really great group. Not too big and not too small. We sat quietly for the bubbles and had fun playing with our scarves. Everyone even joined in when Pete sang his song after losing a button in the book!
That’s all for now!