Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baby Storytime

Here's the handout for story time last Wednesday. I read the first book after "Hickory Dickory Dock" and we sang "Shake my Sillies Out" after "This is the Way the Ladies Ride" followed immediately by the second book.

While reading Snuggle Wuggle we also made animal sounds of each of the animals. When reading Spot Can Count instead of just saying the number of animals on each page, we counted them ourselves. This is a fun book because, like all Spot books, it has flaps to lift. Every one loves to lift the flaps!

When we sang "Are you Sleeping?" we went around the room and sang to each child (we had a few newborns who *were* sleeping, so this was fun) so it went "Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping? / Jennifer? Jennifer?" I just stretched out names to fit the melody.

Rhymes used in Story Time
2/16/2011

Books We Read Today:
Snuggle Wuggle by Jonathan London
Spot Can Count by Eric Hill

Songs We Sang Today:
Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi

Welcome Song:

Where is baby? Where is baby?
There (s)he is! There (s)he is!
I’m so glad to see you, I’m so glad to see you
Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo!

Substitute the child’s name for “baby”

Mother Goose Rhymes:

Ring around the Rosy
A pocket full of posy
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

Tick tock, tick tock
I am a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Now it’s striking one o’clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Cuckoo!

Rock baby back and forth and then lift baby in the air on “cuckoo”. Repeat for two and three o’clock.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping
Brother John  Brother John
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding dang dong, Ding dang dong


Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold
Pease porridge in the pot, 9 days old
Some like it hot, some like it cold
Some like it in the pot, 9 days old

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one, the mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck two, the mouse said “woo”
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck three, the mouse said “wee”
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck four, the mouse said “no more”
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Bounces and Action Rhymes:

The little mice go creeping, creeping, creeping
The little mice go creeping all through the house

The big black cat goes stalking, stalking, stalking
The big black cat goes stalking all through the house

The little mice go scampering, scampering, scampering
The little mice go scampering all through the house

When the mice go creeping, have your fingers walk slowly on the baby, when the cat goes stalking, slide your hands up and down the baby’s body, when the mice go scampering, have your fingers run quickly all over the baby.

Round and round the Garden (trace circle on baby’s palm)
Little bunny goes
Hippity hop, hippity hop (hop up baby’s arm with two fingers)
He’s gonna get your nose! (grab baby’s nose)

Ride a pony, ride a pony
Into town, Into town
When you get there, When you get there
Don’t fall down! Don't fall down!

Bounce baby on your knees to the rhythm of the rhyme. On the second “don’t fall down!” gently drop the baby between your knees.

This is the way the ladies ride:
Walk walk walk
This is the way the gentlemen ride:
Trot trot trot
This is the way the children ride:
BOOM BOOM BOOM

Bounce the baby on your knee or foot. When the ladies ride, bounce very softly, for the gentlemen, bounce a little more, and then bounce very vigorously when the children ride!

Patty cake, patty cake
Baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can!
Roll it, and pat it
And mark it with a B
And throw it in the oven for baby and me!

Clap baby’s hands for the first three lines. When rolling the cake, roll your hands, and then pat your knees when patting the cake. Draw a B on baby’s hand when marking the cake and mime throwing it in the oven at the end.

Closing Song:

(to the tune of Shortnin’ Bread)

Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well
Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well
I’m so glad every little cell
In my body is happy and well
I’m so glad every little cell
In my body is happy and well
Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well

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