Baby Storytime: 4/1/19

Baby Storytime: 4/1/19

  • 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 – HAPPY / SAD / MAD51-6ps2gm6l._sy496_bo1204203200_
    • I’ve decided that for the babies, instead of teaching them a rhyme in sign language, that I am going to start teaching three vocabulary words each time. I generally use Baby Sign Language.com to check my signs.
  • Song – Hands are for clapping by Jim Gill
    • A simple song with easy movements to do with baby on your lap.
  • Board Book –  Pets by Tiger Tales
    • I like to pass out our board books to promote one-on-one reading but this one is a touch and feel book, so doubly good we pass it out.
  • Rhyme – Open and Shut Them
    • This is a classic baby movement rhyme. You can either help baby to do it or show them how the movements are done.

Open, shut them. Open, shut them.
Give a little clap, clap, clap!
Open, shut them. Open, shut them
Put them in your lap, lap lap.
Creep them crawl them , creep them crawl them
Right up to your chin, chin chin
Open up your little mouth. But do not let them in!

Popcorn Kernels (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot (make their scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching in your fists)
Shake them shake them shake them (shake fists)
’til they POP (Toss scarves up into the air)

  • Song/Scarves –  Scarves on Your Laps by Johnette Downing
    • The is a great song with prompts for using your scarves.
  • Rhyme – When Cow Gets Up in the Morning 
    • I may or may not break out the puppets for this one.

When cows get up in the morning, they always say hello.
When cows get up in the morning, they always say hello.
And what do they say? Mooooooooo
And that is what they say.
(Ducks, Pigs, etc.)

  • Book – Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox 51iovw9wugl._sy448_bo1204203200_
    • A sweet little book, good for counting and body part identification.
  • Lift – Up and Down in an Elevator

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!

  • Bounce – This is the way the lady rides
    • We love how this one goes faster and faster and faster!

This is the way the lady rides,
Lady rides, lady rides,
This is the way the lady rides.
On her way to town.

This is the way the gentleman rides,
Gentleman rides, gentleman rides,
This is the way the gentleman rides.
On his way to town.

This is the way the doctor rides,
Doctor rides, doctor rides,
This is the way the doctor rides.
On his way to town.

This is the way the cowboy rides,
Cowboy rides, cowboy rides,
This is the way the cowboy rides.
On his way to town.

  • Song/Shaker – Mr. Sun by Raffi
    • This is one of my favorite shaker songs for babies. It’s just so cheery.
  • Song/Bubbles – Bubbles by Parachute Express
    •  The eye muscles we use to track the bubbles are the same muscles we use when we read.
  • 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:

Wow, this was quite a large group with more adults than kids actually, which is strange. But we really enjoyed breaking out those scarves today and the popcorn rhyme was a lot of fun.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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