Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Baby Storytime

If you're new here, please read my introductory post on Baby Storytime.

Peek-a-Boo Who? (A Peek and Flap Book)As usual, we read the first book after "Hickory Dickory Dock" and sang "Shake My Sillies" and read the second book after "This is the Way the Ladies Ride."

I really like Peek-a-Boo Who? because it has flaps to lift and animals and bright colors, so lots of sounds to make and colors to name-- great interactive reading!

And Sandra Boynton is a storytime Goddess, so how can you not love everything she does?

We also had a hand-out lying around discussing using music with babies. It had been out for awhile, but people are passing over it with all of our program fliers, so I stapled a copy to the regular storytime handout! 


Rhymes used in Story Time
3/2/2011

But Not the HippopotamusBooks We Read Today:
Peek-a-Boo Who? by Simms Taback
But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton

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:

Cushy cow bonny, let down thy milk,
And I will give thee a gown of silk;
A gown of silk and a silver tee,
If thou wilt let down thy milk to me.

Dance, little baby, dance up high!
Never mind baby, mother is by.
Crow and caper, caper and crow,
There, little baby, there you go!
Up to the ceiling, down to the ground,
Backwards and forwards, round and round;
Dance little baby and mother will sing,
With the merry coral, ding, ding, ding!

You can stand and dance with the baby, following the actions of the rhymes, or sit and use baby’s arms to reach to the ceiling and down to the ground as the rhyme calls for. Ending with a tickle on the “ding, ding, ding” is sure to get a smile!

Shoe the little horse.
Shoe the little mare.
But let the little colt run bare, bare, bare!

Pat baby’s feet in rhythm.

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:

(to the tune of “you are my sunshine)

You have two arms, they are for waving
You have two feet to go stump stump
You have to eyes, they are for blinking
And a bottom to sit with a bump

This little cow eats grass,
This little cow eats hay.
This little cow drinks water,
This little cow runs away!
And this little cow does nothing, but just lies down all day.
We’ll chase her, we’ll chase her, we’ll chase her away!

With baby’s thumb representing the first little cow, lightly wiggle each finger in turn. When you get to the last cow (and pinkie finger), tickle it and run your fingers up to the top of baby’s shoulder—also fun to do with toes!

The little bee went flying,
To see what he could see.
And all that he could see
Was a little TUMMY!

Move your hands about baby’s head as if it were a little insect. When you get to “TUMMY!” tickle baby.

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

2 comments:

  1. Love this! I'm taking some great ideas to use with my baby storytime. :D

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  2. I found your blog through Abby, and I am so excited! I do a baby storytime too, and am thrilled to have another resource for great ideas. Thank you!

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