Baby Storytime: 8/26/19

Baby Storytime: 8/26/19 – 

  • Hello Rhyme – H.E.L.L.O
    • This is one I made up myself. We clap out each letter of the word.

Let’s clap and say hello…
H.E. L. L. O.
H.E. L. L. O.
H.E. L. L. O.
Let’s all clap and say good morning.

  • ASL – DANCE / BOAT / PLEASE51pqu3oxbol._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 – Roll Your Hands
    • I can’t remember the name of who does this one but there are several versions you could use. Just make sure to use a slower one for the babies.
  • Board Book – Baby Dance by Ann Taylor
    • I saw this one the other day and I fell in love with it!
  • Rhyme – Rolling, Rolling Little Hands
    • I love rhymes that end in hugs!

Rolling, rolling little hands
Rolling down the street
Rolling slowly
Rolling faster
Rolling, rolling little hands.

Tapping, tapping little toes
Clapping, clapping little hands
Hugging, hugging little arms…hugging tight, hugging tighter

  • Song –  Baby Shark by Pinkfone20160812_170127
    • You know you all secretly love this one and it’s so fun because the parents actually sing along.
  • Flannel/Puppet – Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
    • I made a flannel for this one a long time ago. Figured I’d break it out again.
  • 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)

  • Rhyme – Open and Shut Them
    • This is a great one to do with your little ones to practice their dexterity.

Open them, shut them, Open them, shut them.
Give a little clap!
Open them, shut them, Open them, shut them.
Put them in your lap!
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them,
Right up to your chin!
Open up your mouth….but don’t let them in!

  • Book – Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera61lczzygdtl._sx413_bo1204203200_
    • This is your classic row, row, row your boat but with a jungle animal twist. Paired with fun noises, it can be a really fun book.
  • Lift – Up, Up, Up
    • This is one I made up and I think it’s fun!

Up, up, up (lift baby up)
Down, down, down (bring baby back down)
Up, down, up, down (up and down motion)
And tickles all around (tickle baby)

  • Bounce – I Bounce You
    • 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 – Shake it to the East by Kathy Reid-Naiman
    • I like the directional ques for this one, even if you don’t use them its got a nice beat.
  • Song/Bubbles –Bubbles by Parachute Express
    • When we track bubbles with our eyes we are strengthening the eye muscles we later use for reading.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – With my Little Hands 
    • I thought I’d mix up by goodbyes and do a different one from my hello. That and clapping goodbye would be a lot of claps!

With my little hands I go clap, clap, clap
With my little feet I go tap, tap, tap
With my little arms I wave bye, bye, bye
With my little legs I kick high, high, high
With my little eyes I play peek-a-boo
With my little mouth I say “I love you”

  • Song – Clean It Up by Laurie Berkner
    • Any good clean up song will do.
  • 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:

You can always tell when we’re getting closer to school because we had a much quieter crew today. We had lots of fun with our bounces and lifts and, as always, bubbles are our favorite!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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