Baby Storytime: 4/29/19

Baby Storytime: 4/29/19

  • 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 Baby Signs – MORE / ALL DONE / PLEASE51budem4cql._sy498_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
    • I use this one a lot but it is just perfect for the babies and has such a good rhythm.
  • Board Book – Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim
    • Simple rhyme and another way we can incorporate identifying our body parts and counting. I passed this one out to encourage one-on-one reading.
  • Stretch – This is…
    • I love this one. It’s so much fun to make the movements and it actually starts to get the kids thinking about opposites.

This is big big big Hold (arms out to side)
This is small small small (cup hands together)
This is short short short (hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (nod)
This is no no no (shake head)

  • Rhyme – The Itsy Bitsy Spider 513ymb9ynrl._sy433_bo1204203200_
    • A classic but I love it when my regulars go from staring at me like I am crazy, to actually doing the movements.
  • Board Book/Puppets – Ten in the Bed by Gill Guile
    • I am SO excited to try this one. I am going to set up ten puppets on a cart and actually have them fall off as I read the story.
  • Song –  The Wheels on the Bus by Toddlers on Parade
    • My little guys all love this one.
  • Rhyme – I’m a little tea pot
    • This can be a fun one for babies because we tip them from side to side at the end.
  • Book – All of Baby, Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler
    • This is another one I found while I was weeding the other day. It’s got repetition and can be interactive with baby and caregiver.
  • 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 Here51ov7kguhdl._sx497_bo1204203200_
    • I love this that this one ends in a hug!

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 – Mr. Sun by Raffi
    • We do this one a lot. You know it. You love it. Shake to it!
  • 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 – Now It’s Time To Say Goodbye
    • This is to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb. I’ve seen it on a couple of sights and it is a nice one to end to. I think we will probably do the ASL sign for “goodbye” with it.

Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye,
Say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you all next week.

  • 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:

I picked a lot of my favorites here because Baby Storytime is going to take a month long break in May while we do school visits and get ready for the summer. So you may see me posting a little less next month but I will still try to get some fun things up.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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