Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Baby Story Time

If you haven't read it yet, starting with my Introduction to Baby Story Time will give this post some helpful context.

Today was my last program before maternity leave! I have some posts saved up and some other things so hopefully there should be content here throughout the summer. To celebrate, see if you can spot the new song we did today that I just learned this morning.

Today we read Where Is Baby's Birthday Cake? which has flaps! And it uses a lot of foil, so lots of colorful shiny patterns. Ooooo shiny.We also did Where Is Maisy? because yay! More flaps to lift!


Rhymes used in Story Time
6/8/2011

Books We Read Today:
Where is Baby’s Birthday Cake? By Karen Katz
Where is Maisy? By Lucy Cousins

Shake My Sillies OutSongs 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:

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

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

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

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)

Where Is Baby's Birthday Cake?: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Lift-The-Flap Book (Little Simon))Bounces and Action Rhymes:

(to the tune of “What Shall we do with a Drunken Sailor”)
What shall we do with a tiny baby?
What shall we do with a tiny baby?
What shall we do with a tiny baby,
Early in the morning.

Roll him around and tickle him all over.
Roll him around and tickle him all over.
Roll him around and tickle him all over,
Early in the morning.

Heave ho! And up she rises,
Heave ho! And up she rises,
Heave ho! And up she rises,
Early in the morning.
(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!

Where Is Maisy?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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