Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baby Storytime

Begin Smart Bouncy BabyIf you're new, please check out my Introduction to Baby Storytime post!

I love Bouncy Baby because it has flaps to lift and fun repetitive words. I can't explain, what, exactly, I love so much about Good Night, Poppy and Max, but it's one of my favorites. We read it after "Hickory Dickory Dock" and Bouncy Baby after "This is the way the ladies ride."


Rhymes used in Story Time
3/9/2011

Good Night, Poppy and Max: A Bedtime Counting BookBooks We Read Today:
Good Night, Poppy and Max by Lindsey Gardiner

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:

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they’ll come home
Wagging their tails behind them.

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over
The candlestick.

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!

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

Tony Chestnut knows I love you
Tony knows, Tony knows
Tony Chestnut knows I love you
That’s what Tony knows

Point to the mentioned body parts—Toes and knees for Tony, Chest and Head for Chestnut and nose and eyes for Knows I.

Father and Mother and Uncle John
Went to market, one by one.
Father fell off, and Mother fell off,
But Uncle John went on and on and on.

Gently bounce baby for the first two lines. Tilt baby from one side to the other for the third line, bounce baby up and down for the fourth line.

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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