Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Baby Storytime

If you're new here, check out my Introduction to Baby Storytime.

Today was a day that almost had a theme!

Where Is Baby's Puppy?: A Lift-the-Flap BookBoth books were about pets (so lots of opportunities to make animal sounds) AND had flaps to lift. Plus, CUTE BABY ANIMALS. How can you *not* love that? As always, first book was read after "Hickory Dickory Dock" we sang "Shame My Sillies Out" after "This is the Way the Ladies Ride" and then read the second book.


Rhymes used in Story Time
3/16/2011

Books We Read Today:
Baby Pets! by Dawn Sirett

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

Baby: Pets!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:

All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey thought ‘twas all in good fun
Pop! Goes the weasel

A penny for a spool of thread
A penny for a needle
That’s the way the money goes
Pop! Goes the weasel

It’s raining, it’s pouring
The old man is snoring
Bumped his head and he went to bed
And he couldn’t get up in the morning.

Rain rain go away,
Come again another day
Little baby wants to play
Rain Rain go away

Substitute baby’s name for “baby”.

Bow wow wow
Whose dog art thou?
Little Tom Tinker’s dog!
Bow wow wow

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

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
And mouth and ears and eyes and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

If baby is old enough, have him or her point to each body part. If baby is still to young, touch each body part while singing.


Trot Trot to Boston
To buy a loaf of bread
Trot Trot home again—
The old trot’s dead!

Bounce in rhythm to the rhyme and collapse on the word “dead”

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


1 comment:

  1. I've just recently started doing baby story times myself, so I love this post! I especially love your welcome song. And Karen Katz is a favorite at my library too. Thanks for sharing!

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