Baby Storytime: 10/28/19 – October fun 

Baby Storytime: 10/28/19 – October fun

  • 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 – SCARRED / PUMPKIN / SPIDER51sr47aspul._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 Language.com to check my signs.
  • Song –  Up, Down, Turn Around by It’s Toddler Time 
    • We’ll adapt this one a little bit for the babies. We will do a lift for up and down and for turn around, we will roll our hands.
  • Board Book – Teeny Tiny Ghost by Rachel Matson
    • I pass this one out to encourage one-on-one reading. This one is perfect for the week of Halloween without saying Halloween, so I don’t have to bill the storytime as a Halloween storytime.
  • Rhyme – Pumpkin, Pumpkin

Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)
Once you were a seed so small, (pinch fingers together)
Now you are a great big ball! (make a big circle)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)

  • Song –  Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by It’s Toddler Time
    • We did this one last week but repetition is good for the little ones.
  • Finger Play/Flannel – Five Little Pumpkins IMG_0236

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh, my it’s getting late”
The second one said, “There’s a chill in the air.”
The third one said, “But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run, let’s run!”
The fifth one said, “Isn’t playing fun?”

  • Rhyme – Itsy Bitsy Spider51auio7nk2bl._sx446_bo1204203200_
    • Everyone knows this one and it’s perfect for the theme.
  • Book – Pumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary SerfozoWe technically don’t have this one in the catalog but I couldn’t resist doing it!
  • Lift – Up, Up, Up

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 – This is the way the pumpkin rides
    • This is the classic bounce but with a creepy twist.

This is the way the pumpkin rides,
Pumpkin rides, pumpkin rides,
This is the way the pumpkin rides.
On its way to town.
This is the way the mummy rides,
Mummy rides, mummy rides,
This is the way the mummy rides.
On his way to town.
This is the way the goblin rides,
Goblin rides, goblin rides,
This is the way the goblin rides.
On his way to town.
This is the way the witch rides,
Witch rides, witch rides,
This is the way the witch rides.
On her way to town.

  • Song/Shakers – Monster Mash by Kidz-Bop
    • Shaker time!
  • Song/Bubbles – Splish Splash by Mr. AI
    • 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,
“Good-bye.”
(https://anneslibrarylife.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/baby-storytime-scarves/)

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

How’d it go:

We started out as a small group and ended as a really big group. But fun was had and even if it got a little steamy by the end, we were all warmed up and ready to meet the rest of the day!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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