Baby Storytime: 2/25/19

Baby Storytime: 2/25/19

  • Hello Rhyme – Clap and Sing Hello
    • This is a new hello song for me so we will see how it goes. I created a flip-chart with “hello” on one side and “goodbye” on the other. Same words, just sub hello/goodbye.
  • ASL Baby Signs – DUCK / DOG / CAT
    • I am trying to teach three (ASL/Baby sign) vocabulary words each week. I generally use Baby Sign Language.com to check my signs.
  • Song – Hands are for Clapping by Jim Gill61rbciqdzkl._sx470_bo1204203200_
    • This is such a simple song for the babies. Not overstimulating. Just right.
  • Board Book – All Fall Down by Mary Brigid Barrett
    • This is a new board book for us and has a nice rhyme. I pass out a copy to each caregiver and child to help promote one-on-one reading.
  • Stretch – Fingers Like to Wiggle Waggle
    • I skipped this one a few weeks ago, so I figured I’d add it back.

Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle.
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle.
WAY UP HIGH!
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle.
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle.
WAY DOWN LOW!
How else do fingers like to wiggle?
(wiggle on different body parts)

  •  Guessing Game – Whose in my barn?IMG_1258
    • I decided to try… more of a reveal than a guessing game. But basically, I have my animals hiding under the barn. I am going to make the sounds of the animals and then we will see which animal is under our barn.
  • Rhyme – The Itsy Bitsy Spider
    • I love doing this one with the babies because if you keep doing, after awhile they try too and it’s sooo cute!
  • Song – The Wheels on the Bus by Toddlers on Parade
    • Babies love this one!
  • Book – Silly Little Goose! by Nancy TafuriI found this one in our storytime closet the other day and it’s got nice picture and big words. We can also continue practicing our animal sounds.
  • Lift – Up, Up, Up
    • This is one I made up and I think it’s fun!

Up, up, up (lift baby up)
Down, down, down (bring baby back down)
Up, down, up, down (up and down motion)
And tickles all around (tickle baby)

  • Bounce –  Trot Trot to Boston 51l69ifprcl._sy496_bo1204203200_
    • I actually never really got this one, but it’s a good bounce.

Trot, trot to Boston
Trot, trot to Lynn
Trot, trot to grandma’s house,
But don’t fall in!

  • Song/Shaker – Mr. Sun by Raffi
    • I haven’t used this one in awhile and it’s a fun one to shake to.
  • Song/Bubbles – Splish Splash by Mr. AI
    • Kids love bubbles and they are great for strengthening the eye muscles that we later use for reading.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Clap and Sing Goodbye
    • We end the same way we started.
  • 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 one was a lot of fun! We had quite a few big guys in this group but the guessing game and some of our stretches kept them entertained.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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