Baby Storytime: 10/29/18

Hi Guys, this week is Halloween, so I threw in a few Halloween-ish rhymes and such into this storytime. Enjoy!

  • 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 Together51ey6-9wi4l-_sx437_bo1204203200_
    • 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 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 – Eek! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton
    • I pass out copies of this one and I just happened to have a larger printed version to read myself.
  • Finger Play – Fe Fi Fo Fum
  • Fe fi fo fum. (Touch each finger with thumb-one finger per syllable.)
    See my fingers. (Hold up four fingers.)
    See my thumb. (Hold up thumb.)
    Fe fi fo fum. (Touch each finger with thumb again.)

  • Movement Rhyme – Open and Shut Them
    • Simple movements for babies and one I used to do all the time.
  • Flannel/Prop – Five Little Pumpkins
    • I will probably do a flannel for this one but I am thinking about bringing in 5 mini pumpkins for storytime.
  • Song – Five Green Goblins by Sing-N-Play
    • I had to get this one from YouTube but it is upbeat and we can pretend our fingers are goblins and sign along.
  • Book – Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming515ewteq53l-_sx490_bo1204203200_
    • Simple words with rhyme.
  • Lift – 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!

  • 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 – Monster Mash by Kidz Bop Halloween
    • Just the perfect, upbeat, Halloween song for shaking!
  • 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 really fun one. I did cut out my Zoom, Zoom rhyme because we were running short on time but other than that, I think everyone had a spooooky time!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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