Baby Storytime: 6/3/19 

Baby Storytime: 6/3/19

  • Hello Rhyme – Clap Everybody and Say Hello
    • A little bit of a different take from won of my usually hello/goodbye rhymes.

Clap everybody and say hello,
Say hello, say hello
Clap everybody and say hello,
Say hello today

Wave everybody and say hello,
Say hello, say hello.
Wave everybody and say hello,
Say hello today.

Bounce everybody and say hello,
Say hello, say hello.
Bounce everybody and say hello,
Say hello today.

  • ASL Baby Signs – MORE / ALL DONE / PLEASE    51MVTC7uKrL._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_
    • For my babies I teach them three vocabulary words in American Sign Language each week. We do a lot of repeats and stick to the easy movement signs. I generally use Baby Sign to check my signs.
  • Song – Roll, Roll, Roll Your Hands by Toddlers on Parade
    • Such a slow, easy song for the babies with simple movements.
  • Board Book – Play! Play! Play! By Douglas Florian
    • I was on the fence about this one but I thought it have a nice rhyme and I love the repetition of the words for the babies.
  • Rhyme – Baby Hokey Pokey
    • I got this one from KCLS and it is so cute! Put baby on your lap and help them with the movements.

You put your arms up,
You put your arms down,
You put your arms up,
And you wave them all around
And you tickle, tickle, tickle
And you wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
That’s how baby hokey pokey goes!  (clap in rhythm)
You put your legs up…
You put your baby up…

  • Rhyme – Itsy Bitsy Spider
    • I tend to lean toward this classic because it is just sooo cute when the babies start mimicking these movements!
  • Song –  Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes by It’s Toddler Time
    • This is a slow-ish version of the song and it is great for doing body part identification.
  • Rhyme – Fe Fi Fo Fum 51nc8mg2ddl-_sy497_bo1204203200_
    • This is a finger stretch we can use to begin to develop our dexterity.

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.)

  • Book – Clip Clop! by Nicola Smee
    • I haven’t done this one in what feels like forever but it is so fun for the babies. I have the caregiver put baby on their lap and they bounce baby every time I say “Clip Clop.” And of course they get to dip baby to the side when they all fall off.
  • Lift – Toast in the Toaster
    • This is a fun one for babies. You put them in your lap and do little bounces and get faster and faster until you “pop” and lift them into the air.

Toast in the toaster
Getting very hot!
Tick-tock, tick-tock
Up you pop!

  • Bounce –  Giddy-Up, Giddy-Up
    • My crew loves this one the best out of all my bounces/lifts.

Giddy-up, giddy up ride to town (bounce babies on knees)
Giddy-up, giddy-up up and down (lift baby up and down)
Giddy-up fast (bounce quickly)
Giddy up slow (bounce slowly)
Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (dip baby backwards gently)

  • Song/Shaker – Mr. Sun by Raffi
    • Whenever I am stuck on what shaker song to do, I always fall back on this one.
  • Song/Bubbles – Bubble Bath by Joanie Bartels
    • The eye muscles we use to track the bubbles are the same muscles we use when we read.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Clap Everybody and Say Goodbye
    • We end the same way we say hello, except we substitute “hello” for “Goodbye.”
  • 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:

It was so good to get back to baby storytime! It is crazy to see how much my regulars grew in just one month away! This was just a simple one with a few new rhymes to kick things off. More fun to come this summer!

That’s all for now!



Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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