Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baby Storytime

If you're new around here, my Introduction to Baby Storytime will make this post make more sense.

This is the storytime that I prepped that no one showed up for. Even though my hand-outs all said 3/30, they were handed out on 4/6. That may be a little confusing, but I had already printed them out and didn't want to change the date and reprint them-- too much wasted paper.

Ollie the Stomper (Gossie & Friends)Ollie the Stomper is a picture-book-turned-board-book. It has an actual plot! It's a little longer than most board books, but there's still a very low text-to-page spread ratio and I think it works well, especailly if you stomp your feet every time Ollie does. We read it after "Hickory Dickory Dock."

Look at Baby's House is much shorter and highlights common daily activities. Babies really respond to the chunky black-and-white illustrations. (This is because their eyes aren't totally developed yet.) Personally, I like how the bright aqua accents the illustrations. Not sure the babies appreciate it the same way, but I do! We read it after we sang "Shake My Sillies Out" which happens after "This is the Way the Ladies Ride."


Rhymes used in Story Time
3/30/2011

Books We Read Today:
Ollie the Stomper by Olivier Dunrea
Look at Baby’s House! By Peter Linenthal

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

Look at Baby's House
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

Two little eyes that open and close (point to eyes and open and close them)
Two little ears and one little nose (point to each)
Two little cheeks and one little chin (point to each)
And one little mouth that makes a big grin. (Give a big smile)

Doctor Foster
Went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain.
He stepped in a puddle
Right up to his middle
And never went there again!

Jack and Jill went up a hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after

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

The Grand Old Duke of York, he had ten thousand men,
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.

And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down
And when they were only halfway up
They were neither up nor down!

Stand up or lift baby (or just baby’s arms) up and down according to the rhyme

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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