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 Language.com 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!
Aaachooooo!
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.
(http://the-wielded-pen-childrens-corner.blogspot.com/2012/03/seuss-y-time-storytime-outline.html)

  • 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!
(http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/baby-storytime-dr-seuss/)

  • 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!

-M-

Baby Storytime: 2/24/20 – LOVE 

Baby Storytime: 2/24/20 – LOVE

  • Hello Rhyme – We Clap and Sing Hello
    • This is a simple rhyme with easy movements to do with baby.

We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!
(Wave and sing hello; stomp and sing hello.)

We clap goodbye like this….
We wave goodbye like this….
We stomp goodbye like this…
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhr4GY6A0OA)

  • ASL – LOVE / MOM / DAD51jnlebdeql._sx434_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 – Fingers, Nose and Toes by Cedarmont Kids  
    • This is a simple movement song where you can point out babies body parts along with repetition.
  • Board Book – I Love You, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
    • Can you really go wrong with Sandra Boynton? I pass these out to encourage one-on-one reading with our little ones.
  • Rhyme – 1, 2, 3 Little Hearts
    • This is to the tune of ten little Indians. We will count out ten hearts on our fingers before singing the song.

1 little, 2 little, 3 little hearts
4 little, 5 little, 6 little hearts
7 little, 8 little, 9 little hearts
10 little hearts and a kiss! 

  • Prop – Six Little Valentines
    • This is one I learned from a colleague and it is a nice surprise when the animals pop out of the envelopes.IMG_1235

6 little Valentines were sent to my house,
The first one said, “I love you, From Mouse.”

5 little Valentines in my mailbox,
The second one said, “Be mine, Love Fox.”

4 little Valentines full of love,
The third one said, “You are sweet, From Dove.”

3 little Valentines just for me,
The fourth one said, “Be my honey, Love Bee.”

2 little Valentine’s mailed with care,
The fifth one said, “Here’s a hug, From Bear.”

The last little Valentine, from my friend Jay,
This one said, “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

  • Song –  Skinnamarink by Six Little Ducks
    • We always need a song break and this one is all about love.
  • Rhyme – Little Heart
    • This is such a sweet rhyme, so I thought it would be wonderful to share with the babies.

I have a little heart, (place hand over heart) 
And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times) 
It keeps right on beating, 
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times) 
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child) 
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself) 
Credit: The Best Kids Book Site 

  • Book – Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr
    • This ones more for the caregivers than the babies, but it is a sweet, soothing picture book.
  • Lift – Tick Tock 61hpwzs4nwl._sy498_bo1204203200_
    • My babies love their lifts and the caregivers get a workout in too!

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 –  Hug Your Baby
    • This is another sweet one and a lift too! It goes to the tune of row, row, row your boat. I got this one from Jbrary but I switched out “bear” for “baby.”

Hug, hug, hug your baby  
Squeeze him very tight   
Hold him high and help him fly
Then hug with all your might. 

  • Song/Shakers – Happy Feet by Joanie Bartels
    • We pass out our shaker eggs and dance along.
  • Song/Bubbles – Splish Splash by Mr AI
    • Kids love bubbles and they are great for strengthening the eye muscles that we later use for reading. When you track the bubbles with your eyes, you are using the same muscles you use when you read.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – We Clap and Sing Goodbye
    • We end the same way we started.
  • Song – Clean It Up by Laurie Berkner
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by K. Guilmartin

How’d it go:

This was a nice calm storytime for the babies. And a nice group too.

That’s all for now!

-M-

 

Baby Storytime: 2/3/20 

Baby Storytime: 2/3/20 

  • Hello Rhyme – We Clap and Sing Hello
    • This is a simple rhyme with easy movements to do with baby.

We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!
(Wave and sing hello; stomp and sing hello.)

We clap goodbye like this….
We wave goodbye like this….
We stomp goodbye like this…
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhr4GY6A0OA)

  • ASL – PLAY / TIRED / FUN 61u4ahoj1pl._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 – One Little Finger by Super Simple Songs
    • My daughter came home singing this one the other day and I couldn’t figure out what she was saying. Finally, I realized it was this song, which is actually pretty good for the younger guys.
  • Board Book – Tickle by Leslie Patricelli
    • Patricelli’s books are great and I love when we can tickle our babies. I pass the board books out to encourage one-on-one reading.
  • Rhyme – Tommy Thumbs Up
    • A classic simple rhyme to practice our finger movements.

Tommy Thumbs Up
Tommy thumbs up, Tommy thumbs down
Tommy thumbs dancing all over town.
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head,
Dance them on your knees,
And tuck them into bed.

  • Prop – It’s So Much Fun To Share
    • This is one I have a magnet board for. It’s good for rhyming and visuals for the babies.

It’s so much fun to share
It’s so much fun to share
I have a hat
I’ll share with a cat
It’s so much fun to share.
Sharing – Toddler Storytime

  • Song –  If Your Happy and You Know It by It’s Toddler Time
    • This is a slow version of the song. Better for caregivers to help the babies do the movements or identify body parts.
  • Rhyme – Slowly Slowly Very Slowly
    • This is a great one for interacting with baby. 21shzp7bvyl._bo1204203200_

Slowly, slowly, very slowly up the garden rail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly all around the house.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly runs the garden mouse.
(https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/wigglerhymes/)

  • Book – Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault
    • I must have done this one before but I just can’t remember. It’s multicultural and easy.
  • Lift – Going Up and Down in an Elevator
    • Probably my favorite part of storytime because I can see all the happy faces as the caregivers lift them up.

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 –  Bouncing Bouncing
    • We love a good bounce.

Bouncing, Bouncing Baby on my Knee (bounce)
Bouncing, bouncing baby 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping baby on my knee (clap)
Clapping, clapping baby 1 2 3! (big clap)
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee (hug)
Hugging, hugging baby 1 2 3! (hug or tilt)
https://klmpeace.wordpress.com/

  • Song/Shakers – Move Your Feet from Trolls
    • Another one my daughter loves, so why not mash it into my brain more!
  • 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 – We Clap and Sing Goodbye
    • We end the same way we started.
  • Song – Clean It Up by Laurie Berkner
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by K. Guilmartin

How’d it go:

Phew, I was not into doing storytime this morning but by the end all the smiling babies made it worth it!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Baby Storytime: 1/27/20  

Baby Storytime: 1/27/20 

  • Hello Rhyme – Clap Everybody and Say Hello
    • This is the perfect hello rhyme for babies!

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Say hello, say hello
Clap everybody and say hello,
Say hello today
Wave everybody and say hello,
Say hello, say hello.
Wave everybody and say hello,
Say hello today.
Bounce everybody and say hello,
Say hello, say hello.
Bounce everybody and say hello,
Say hello today.
Opening/Closing Songs

  • ASL – SAD / MAD / SCARED / HAPPY
    • 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 – 1,2,3, Wee! 
    • I heard this one while I was at a storytime with my daughter and it was soooo fun!
  • Board Book – Fuzzy, Fuzzy, Fuzzy by Sandra Boynton
    • It’s great to break out the touch and feel books for the little guys. I pass these out to encourage one-on-one reading.
  • Rhyme – This is big, big, big
    • This one is always a fan favorite.

This is big big big Hold (arms out to side)
This is small small small (cup hands together)
This is short short short (hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (nod)
This is no no no (shake head)

  • Song –  Animal Sound Fun by Pinkfong
    • This is similar to baby shark but you can make all sorts of animal sounds. If you have all the puppets, you can do that too.
  • Rhyme – Little Clapping Mouse
    • You clap after every line.

Behind the tree * *
And under the house * *
There lived a teeny * *
Tiny mouse * *
She loved to sing * *
She loved to tap * *
But most of all * *
She loved to clap * *
She clapped all night * *
She clapped all day * *
She clapped to frighten * *
The cat away * * * * * * * * (lots of claps)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0cMfHJtJ84)

  • Finger Play – Hickory Dickory Dock51lmcbd5jjl._sx399_bo1204203200_
    • I like to incorporate fingerplays with the babies to encourage that interaction. I like to tap babies nose when we strike one.

Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck one,
And down he run,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

  • Book – I See by Joe Cepeda
    • This is technically a beginning reader book but it is very simple and repetitive that I thought it might be good for the babies.
  • Lift – Roly Poly
    • Lifts are our favorite!

Roly poly, roly poly
Up, up, up
up, up, up
Roly roly poly
roly roly poly
down, down, down
down, down, down
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oexBMxMKNFU)

  • Bounce – Tiny Little Babies

Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ so
Bounce to the left, bounce to the right
Now hug that baby nice and tight!
https://klmpeace.wordpress.com/

  • Song/Shakers – I’m a Believer by Shrek Soundtrack
    • Why have I not used this one for shakers before!
  • Song/Bubbles – Bubble Bath by Joanie Bartels
    • 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 – Clap Everybody and Say Goodbye

Clap everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye.
Clap everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye today.
Wave everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye.
Wave everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye today.
Bounce everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye.
Bounce everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye today.
Opening/Closing Songs

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

How’d it go:

My second book wasn’t the greatest read aloud but it works if you talk through it. Other than that, we had a great storytime. We love the clapping mouse rhyme!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Baby Storytime: 1/13/20  

Baby Storytime: 1/13/20 

  • Hello Rhyme – Clap Everybody and Say Hello
    • This is the perfect hello rhyme for babies!

Clap everybody and say hello,
Say hello, say hello
Clap everybody and say hello,
Say hello today
Wave everybody and say hello,
Say hello, say hello.
Wave everybody and say hello,
Say hello today.
Bounce everybody and say hello,
Say hello, say hello.
Bounce everybody and say hello,
Say hello today.
Opening/Closing Songs

  • ASL – THANK YOU / PLEASE / ALL DONE 41ku2mr7wsl._sx493_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
    • A nice slow song, with simple movements.
  • Board Book – Bathtime for Little Rabbit by Jorg Muhle 
    • I found this one the other day and it’s super cute and interactive. I pass these out to encourage one-on-one reading between caregivers and the little ones.
  • Rhyme – Rolling, Rolling Little Hands

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
(https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/wigglerhymes/)

  • Song –  The Wheels on the Bus by Toddlers on Parade
    • Always a fan favorite so I figured I needed to break it out again.
  • Finger Play – High Five Friends
    • This was a finger play I made up for a sharing storytime a while back.

One little friend has so much to do.
Add another little friend and then we get two.
Three little friends will get the job done.
But four little friends are much more fun!
Now with five little friends, what can we do?
A high five for me and a high five for you!
High five those around you.

  • Rhyme – Well Hello Everybody
    • This is a cute one to interact with your baby.

Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes?
(Pat your head, rub your tummy…)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utQDMQ2JVWs)

  • Book/Flannel – It Looked Like Spilt Milk20170111_144223
    • I have a flannel board for this one I made a while back.
  • Lift – Up, Up, Up
    • Time to work on those arm muscles!

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 lady rides

This is the way the lady rides,
Lady rides, lady rides,
This is the way the lady rides.
On her way to town.
This is the way the gentleman rides,
Gentleman rides, gentleman rides,
This is the way the gentleman rides.
On his way to town.
This is the way the doctor rides,
Doctor rides, doctor rides,
This is the way the doctor rides.
On his way to town.
This is the way the cowboy rides,
Cowboy rides, cowboy rides,
This is the way the cowboy rides.
On his way to town.

  • Song/Shakers – Wiggle Wobble by Greg & Steve
    • I thought this was such a fun song, with a great beat to shake to.
  • 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 – Clap Everybody and Say Goodbye

Clap everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye.
Clap everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye today.
Wave everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye.
Wave everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye today.
Bounce everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye.
Bounce everybody and say goodbye,
Say goodbye today.
Opening/Closing Songs

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

How’d it go:

Another big group with some new faces. We had a ton of fun and lots of giggles!

That’s all for now!

-M-