Baby Storytime: 11/18/19 – Splish Splash!  

Baby Storytime: 11/18/19 – Splish Splash! 

  • Hello Rhyme – Welcome, Welcome Everyone
    • This is a slow easy hello rhyme

Welcome, welcome everyone.
Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so.
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone.
Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun!

  • ASL – FISH / SWIM / WATER 41lldwjdxkl._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 –  Hands are for Clapping by Jim Gill
    • This is one of my favorite movement songs for babies. Simple easy movements you guys can do together.
  • Board Book – Water by John Hutton
    • I thought this was a fun one. I pass these board books out to encourage one-on-one reading.
  • Rhyme – The waves in the sea
    • Just like wheels on the bus but in the ocean!

The waves on the sea go up and down, [Raise and lower arms.]
Up and down, up and down,
The waves on the sea go up and down all day long.
The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap… [Clap your hands.]
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish… [Swish back and forth.]
The boats in the sea go toot toot toot… [Make blowing horn motion.]

  • Song –  Baby Shark by Pinkfone  felt elephants-in-the-bathtub
    • I keep adding this one because not surprisingly, it brings the group back if they begin to lose interest. Annnd we get it stuck in our heads all day.
  • Finger Play/Flannel – Five Elephants in a Bathtub
    • What’s sillier than five elephants in a bathtub?

One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock (Clap twice)
Splash, Splash, (Slap knees twice)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in)
Repeat up to ‘Five’
Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
They all fell in! (Knock everything off the flannel board!)
(https://sunflowerstorytime.com/2015/04/23/bathtime-and-bubbles/)

  • Rhyme – Have you ever seen a sailboat

Have you ever seen a sailboat, a sailboat, a sailboat.
Have you ever seen a sailboat, waving it’s sails.
Wave this way and that way,
That way and this way.
Have you ever seen a sailboat, waving it’s sails.

  • Book – Splash! By Flora McDonnell 51k1ng2r2bl._sx412_bo1204203200_
    • I don’t know why I haven’t done this one before. Big type and lots of fun!
  • Lift – Up and Down in an Elevator
    • Time to lift those babies!

Going up and down in an elevator.
Up and down in an elevator.
Up and down in an elevator.
1st floor. 2nd floor. 3rd floor. DOWN!

  • Bounce – I Bounce You
    • My favorite bounces end in 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/Shakers – Can’t Sit Still by Greg & Steve
    • Thank you to my colleague for giving me this cd!
  • Song/Bubbles – Took a Bath in a Washing Machine by Jim Gill
    • 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 – Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye

Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye,
Say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you all next week.

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

How’d it go:

This was a fun one! It was a crummy day, so perfect to talk about water in all it’s forms.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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