Baby Storytime: 7/22/19 -I’m getting sleepy!

Baby Storytime: 7/22/19 – I’m getting sleepy!

  • Hello Rhyme –   Hello Little Babies
    • I needed a new baby rhyme and I couldn’t find one I liked, so I made this one up myself. Use it as you will!

Hello little babies, let’s stretch up high.
Stretch so high, you reach the sky.
Now wave little babies and say hello.
Say hello, good morning.

  • ASL – SLEEP / STAR / THANK YOU510jezrnm2bl._sx475_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 – Roll Your Hands by Toddlers on Parade
    • I love this version of the song. It’s nice and slow.
  • Board Book – Everyone is Yawning by Anita Bijsterbosch
    • This is such a cute flip the flap book. I think the animal yawns are so cute and we can practice our sleepy animal sounds too!
  • Rhyme – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
    • We open and close our hands as we sing the song. You can also substitute for our ASL sign for stars.
  • Flannel/Puppet –  Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
    • My colleauge has a bed and monkey flannel that I am going to use. I also have the caregivers do it as a finger play.
  • Song –  The More We Get Together by Raffi
    • Since I don’t like to do more than 3-4 ASL signs in my baby storytime, I’m not sure if I will teach the signs for this one or just do them and see who follows along. But this is a nice slow song to go with our sleepy time theme.
  • Finger Play – Dance Your Fingers
    • This is a fun finger play. Instead of dancing our whole bodies we are dancing our fingers.512cvzxkk8l._sy475_bo1204203200_

Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance them to the side and dance them all around.
Dance them on our shoulders, dance them on your head.
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed!

  • Rhyme – Row, Row, Row Your Boat
    • Another slow one with simple movements.
  • Book – Hush, Little Bunny by David Ezra Stein
    • I just couldn’t pass up read/singing this one to may babies. It is a very soothing book and something different for my baby crew.
  • Lift – Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
    • Then to wake them all up again we will go to our bounces and lifts!

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 – 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 – Wake Me Up Before You Go

    • I felt the need for a kid friendly adult song and I also wanted to “wake us up” before they “go, go” 😛
  • Song/Bubbles – Bubble Bath by Joanie Bartels
    • Kids love bubbles and they are great for strengthening the eye muscles that we later use for reading.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Goodbye Little Babies
    • This is my goodbye version of the rhyme I made up for hello.
  • Goodbye little babies, let’s touch our toes.
    Touch your toes, reach down low.
    Now wave little babies and say goodbye.
    Say goodbye, so long.

    • Song – Clean It Up by Laurie Berkner
      • Any good clean up song will do. I like this one.
    • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by K. Guilmartin
      • I will always put this one on in the background as everyone leaves because I just love it!

     

How’d it go:

Of course, I plan a nice soothing storytime and I get a bajillion people. Not the best theme for a large group. We made it through but we definitely could have used a few spicier rhymes and stories with such a big group.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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