Baby Storytime: 3/2/20 – Dr. Seuss 

Baby Storytime: 3/2/20 – Dr. Seuss

  • Hello Rhyme – Welcome Welcome Everyone
    • A nice slow rhyme to start the day.

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 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY 51qlqkvkb-l._sx474_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 – Hands are for clapping by Jim Gill
    • This is one of my favorite easy songs to warm up those babies. It’s slow and has simple movements.
  • Board Book – Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton
    • Because I was trying to keep the essence of Dr. Seuss here, I picked a funny rhyming book.
  • Rhyme – Touch Your…
    • This is a new one for me but I thought it has simple movements for body part identification. The caregivers will be the one pointing to the parts of the body.

Touch your nose
Touch your chin
That’s the way this game begins
Touch your eyes
Touch your knees
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze!
Touch your hair
Touch one ear
Touch your two red lips right here
Touch your elbow where it ends
And that’s the way this touch game ends.

  • Prop – One Fish, Two Fish…
    • For this one I cut out paper fish and made a magnet board.519cj-rotpl

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish
Black fish, blue fish, old fish, new fish
This one has a little star
This one has a little car
Say! What a lot of fish there are!

  • Song –  Put Your Finger On by Parachute Express
    • Another song break with simple movements.
  • Book – Trimmed down “Green Eggs & Ham” by Dr. Seuss
    • I reallllly wanted to read a Dr. Seuss book but I know it’s not really great for the babies. So I am going to read the first few and the last few pages of Green Eggs & Ham for the rhyming silliness and then pair it with my next flannel.
  • Rhyme – Not just green eggs and ham
    • I found the words online in several places, so I decided to make this super easy flannel to go with it.

I-am-Sam. Sam-I-am.
I do so like ____ eggs and ham.
(insert color) 

  • Lift – Tick Tock, Tick Tock IMG_4402
    • This is a fan favorite lift with my group.

Tick 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-Up
    • Another favorite bounce.

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 –  ABC by the Jackson 5
    • I love using popular/clean adult songs for shaker songs! Just a shake break!
  • 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:

I’m not sure how much we were feeling the Dr. Seuss stuff but I couldn’t help myself. Otherwise we had a great time!

That’s all for now!


Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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