Baby Storytime: 11/26/18

Hi guys, here is what we did in baby storytime this week:

  • 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 – Clap, Tap, Bend by It’s Toddler Time
    • This is a fun, quick song, with simple movements that are easy to do with a baby on your lap.
  • Board Book – What’s Wrong, Little Pookie? by Sandra Boynton
    • Passing out board books is great to promote one-on-one reading and Boynton has some really great, silly rhymes. 
  • Prop – Little Bunny in a Hat
    • This is such a cute puppet rhyme! Thanks Jbrary!

Little bunny in a hat, sitting to still.
Will is come out? Yes it will!
It looks to the left. It looks to the right. 
It looks straight ahead. And pops out of sight!

  • Song – The Wheels on the Bus by Toddlers on Parade
    • Everyone loves wheels on the bus! Perfect movements for the littlest ones.
  • Rhyme – Paddy Cake
    • Everyone knows this classic rhyme and it’s a great one to do with baby in your lap.
  • Book – Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Emma Garcia
    • This is a newer picture book with a nice rhyme and the options of adding in some colors and counting. 
  • Lift – Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
    • Gotta include at least one lift every storytime! Work those muscles!
  • 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 – Chugg-A-Lugg-A-Choo-Choo by Johnette Downing
    • I like this one for a shaker song because we can pretend to be a train going down the tracks. 
  • Song/Bubbles – I took a bath in a washing machine by Jim Gil
    • Kids love bubbles and they are great for strengthening the eye muscles that we 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:

We’ve been speeding through these storytimes, so I threw in an extra Itsy Bitsy Spider for good measure! This was a teeny tiny group that started with 3 and ended with 9. We really liked the train book and song. 

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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