Baby Storytime: 6/24/19 

Baby Storytime: 6/24/19

  • Hello Rhyme – Hello, hello, hello
    • I thought we’d try saying hello in different language today!

Hello, hello, hello.
It’s time to say hello.
Hello, today, to all my friends.
Hello, hello, hello.

(English, ASL, Spanish, French, etc.)

  • ASL Baby Signs – APPLE / BANANA / COOKIE61py5weqvpl._sx496_bo1204203200_
    • 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 Language.com to check my signs.
  • Song – Spaghetti Legs by Raffi
    • This is a fun one that can help with body part identification. That, and we get to shake and wiggle!
  • Board Book –  Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa! by Petr Horacek
    • This is a great book for sounds and I like how the pages are different sizes to give it a fun feel as we read together. I pass out these boardbooks to encourage one-on-one reading.
  • Stretch – Fingers Like to Wiggle Waggle
    • A little wiggle, a little waggle, a lot of fun!

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)

  • 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 –  Flitter Flutter by Johnette Downing61syrqojfnl-_sx425_bo1204203200_
    • I’m making the most out of our scarves today, so we are going to pretend to be butterflies!
  • Rhyme – This Little Train
    • Do this one twice. Once for each arm.

 

The little train ran up the track (run fingers up arm)
Toot, toot, toot (make train noises)
And then it came toot-tooting back (run fingers down arm)
Toot, toot, toot (make train noises)

  • Book – Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
    • For this one, I tell the caregivers to pretend that the scarves and their paintbrushes and while I sing the song, they “paint” their children.
  • Lift – Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
    • We lift when we blast off at the end!

Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!

  • Bounce –  I Bounce You Here
    • I love a bounce that ends with 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/Shaker – Peppermint Twist by Dancin’ Magic
    • We love our shaky eggs in baby storytime!
  • 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. So they are fun and helpful!
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Goodbye, Goodbye
    • This is basically the same rhyme we started with, except we are saying goodbye instead of hello.
  • 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:

Oh man, these summer groups just get bigger and bigger. I am not sure what to do about my older guys who join us for baby storytime because this tend to get a little crazy when there are a lot of older kids in the group. But we had fun with our scarves today and the bubbles were a hit, as always.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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