Baby Storytime: 10/21/19 – Farms 

Baby Storytime: 10/21/19 – Farms

  • Hello Rhyme – Wake Up Feet
    • This is a fun movement rhyme for the babies.

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 – COW / PIG / DUCK51ryw202bkal._sy498_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 to check my signs.
  • Song –  Hello! by Mr. David
    • I thought this might work for the babies. We’ll have to adapt it a little but it should still be a fun one.
  • Board Book – Farm the Farm by Sarah Lynne Reul
    • This is a funny one about taking care of animals on a farm. It’s one of the ones where the book asks you to do the movements and there’s a flip the flap element, so everyone can enjoy.
  • Rhyme – When Cows Wake Up in the Morning
    • I generally use puppets or sign language for this one.

When cows get up in the morning, they always say hello.
When cows get up in the morning, they always say hello.
And what do they say? Mooooooooo
And that is what they say.
(Ducks, Pigs, etc.)

  • Song –  If your happy and you know it by It’s Toddler Time
    • This is a slower version of the song, so it works well with babies.
  • Puppet/Rhyme – Whose in the Barnyard
    • For this one I have six barns with animals behind them. I say the sounds and we see whose in our barnyard.

An oink, a moo A cockledoo
Who’s in the barnyard playing peekaboo?

  • Rhyme/Flannel – Five Little PiggiesIMG_1258
    • I found this one online.

Five little piggies rolling in the mud,
Squishy, squashy, squishy, squashy, Oh what fun!
Along came the farmer, and took one to the tub,
And that left 4 little piggies rolling in the mud.
Four little piggies, rolling in the mud, … Etc.

  • Book – This is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri
    • I love Tafuri’s books. Big words and big pictures are great for the little ones.
  • Lift – Tick Tock, Tick Tock

ick 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 – Giddy-up, Giddy-up61rqjvfi7zl._sx469_bo1204203200_

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/Shakers – Happy Feet by Dancin’ Magic
    • We break out our shaky eggs and dance, dance, dance.
  • Song/Bubbles – Bubble Bath by Laurie Berkner
    • Bubbles are great because when we track the bubbles with our eyes, we are actually strengthening the eye muscles we later use when we learn to read.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Our Hands Say Thank You

Our hands say thank you with
A clap, clap, clap;
Our feet say thank you with a
Tap, tap, tap.
Clap, clap, clap!
Tap, tap, tap!
We roll our hands around, and say,

  • Song – Clean It Up by Laurie Berkner
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by K. Guilmartin

How’d it go:

Everyone loves farm animal sounds, so of course we all had a blast! That Tafuri book ends weird if you don’t know it’s coming but other than that, no issues.

That’s all for now!


Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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