Baby Storytime – 10/1/18

Hi Guys, time for another baby storytime!

  • Movement Rhyme – Wake Up…
    • This is a fun stretch to get our bodies moving before storytime. And it is great for babies because it helps us identify our body parts. I got the lyrics from Jbrary but I’ve seen this one around before.

Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

Also: hands, ears, knees, fingers, hips, etc.

  • ASL – The More We Get Together
    • 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.
  • Song/Scarves – Scarves On Your Laps by Johnette Downing
    • For this one I pass out scarves and we do our movements with the song.
  • Boardbook – So Light, SO HEAVY by Susanne Strasser51tf3KhNTEL._SX497_BO1,204,203,200_
    • Normally, I choose boardbooks that are flip-the-flap or have some touch and feel element. But this one was just so cute. And it does still teach us the difference between light and heavy, small and large, so it works.
  • Rhyme – I’m a little teapot
    • Everyone knows this classic and it is so fun for the little ones!
  • Puppet Rhyme – Alligator, Alligator
    • For this one I use a puppet but I show my little ones how to follow along with their alligator hands.

Alligator, alligator long and green.
Alligator, alligator teeth so mean!
Snapping at a fly, snapping at a bee, snapping at a frog,
But you can’t catch me!

  • Song – Clap, Tap, Bend from It’s Toddler Time
    • Just an easy, slow, movement song for use to do together.
  • Big Book – Freight Train by Donald Crews510-T7UwUrL._SY402_BO1,204,203,200_
    • This is a great one that works on counting and color and is about a train. What could be better!
  • Lift – Tick Tock, Tick Tock
    • This is a fun lapsit rhyme with a lift at the end as we “cuckoo!”

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 and three o’clock.

  • 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

  • Song/Shakers – Shake it to the East from Reaching for the Stars!
    • A song with shaker prompts.
  • 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: This was a great storytime with a much younger crowd then the last two–which is a good thing! Baby storytime is so fun and low key, I love it. All went well this week!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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