Baby Storytime: 9/17/18

Hi Guys!

I am so excited that we are back to our weekly baby storytimes! Our library is actually doing 4 weekly storytimes now… phew! I went back to a few of my favorite oldies and a couple of new additions for this first one back.

Here’s what I planned:

  • Welcome Rhyme – Welcome, welcome
    • This one 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 – The More We Get Together
    • I did this one for my ASL storytime over the summer and it went over great. So of course I am going to use it as an intro for all my storytimes this week!
    • We first teach the kids the signs for: More, Together, Happy & Friends. Then incorporate the signs as we sing the song. Check out Signing Savvy or Baby Sign Language to learn these signs. 51oulf6k3al-_sy498_bo1204203200_
  • Song w/ Movements – Tap Your Toe and Follow Me by Susan Salidor
    • This one of my favorite movement songs for babies. Simple and light.
  • Board Book – Where’s the Giraffe? by Ingela Peterson Arrhenius
    • I also pick one board book to pass out, so that we can do one-on-one reading and promote that touch and feel development. This one is extra great for the later because it’s a flip-the-flap with felt flaps.
  • Stretch – This is big, big, big…

    This is big big big Hold (arms out to side)
    This is small small small (cup hands together)
    This is short short short (hold hands with palms facing each other)
    This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head)
    This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly)
    This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly)
    This is yes yes yes (nod)
    This is no no no (shake head)

  • Rhyme – Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
    • This is a fun one with simple movements and we get a lift when the babies blast off at the end.

Zoom, zoom, zoom we’re going to the moon. Zoom, zoom, zoom we’re going to the moon. If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocketship. Zoom, zoom, zoom we’re going to the moon. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… BLASTOFF!

  • Flannel – Whoosh Went the Wind
    • Gotta have a flannel or some prop in baby storytime. This one is fun because the babies and caregivers can move their arms with the wind and blow along.
  • Movement Song – Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    • Any version will work here. I like a nice slow one for my baby storytime.
  • Bounce – I bounce you here, I bounce you there…
    • We love our bounces and lifts in baby storytime.

I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

  • Book – Overboard!by Sarah Weeks51v4sf5ayrl-_sx443_bo1204203200_
    • This is my ultimate favorite baby storytime book because we practice our phonetic awareness with the different sounds and every time I say “overboard” the caregivers dip their babies to the side.
  • Lift – Going Up and Down in an Elevator
    • Another favorite of mine!

Going up and down in an elevator. Up and down in an elevator. Up and down in an elevator. 1st floor. 2nd floor. 3rd floor. DOWN!

  • Song/Shakers – Shake my Sillies Out
    • Just a fun one to shake our shaker eggs.
  • Song/Bubbles – Bubbles by Parachute Express
    • I love the bubble maker for the babies. Bubbles help babies because the same eye muscles the use to track the bubbles as they move, are the same muscles they will later use for reading.
  • ASL – The More We Get Together
    • I like to end with the same sign language song we used in the beginning.
  • Song – Clean It Up
    • Any good clean up song will work.
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by Music Together
    • I will always put this one on in the background as everyone leaves because I just love it!

How’d it go: Pretty good! A smaller group to start with, which is always the case and always nice for getting back in the swing of things. I ended up cutting out my flannel board but other than that, everything went perfectly according to plan!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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