Thursday, June 30, 2011

Baby Story Time

If you're new, first check out this introductory post to Baby Story Time.

I missed a few weeks this spring and thought I'd save them up and post them over the summer when I'm on leave, so I'm not doing new programming at the moment...

Baby: Beep! Beep! is great because the pages are thick, even for a board book. Also, the flaps are made of board-book material. That means, they're MUCH harder to rip off. And we get colors and lots of fun transportation noises. I like books where I get to make sound effects.

Tom and Pippo Go for a Walk is one that works a bit better in winter, as they get bundled up and it ends with a hot drink by the fire. Not the greatest story for a day in late April when it's in the upper 80s! That said, I like this quiet story (it has a plot! a real, live plot!) and the muted colors. It might work better as a one-on-one bedtime book than a story time one, but one of my goals for story time is to introduce parents to different authors, titles, and styles, so the Tom and Pippo series remains in my repertoire.


Rhymes used in Story Time
4/27/2011

Books We Read Today:
Baby Beep! Beep! by Dawn Sirett
Tom and Pippo go for a Walk by Helen Oxenbury

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:

Little Robin Redbreast
Sat upon a rail;
Niddle, naddle, went his head,
Wiggle, waggle, went his tail.

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.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

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)

Baby: Beep! Beep! (Baby Chunky Board Books)Bounces and Action Rhymes:

These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes
This is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes!

Lightly touch each body part as it is mentioned. Make a circle or tickle baby on the last line.

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.

We’re going down a smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road.
We’re going down a smooth road, a smooth road now.
We’re going down a bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road.
We’re going down a bumpy road, a bumpy road now.
We’re going down a rough road, a rough road, a rough road.
We’re going down a rough road, UH OH! POTHOLE!

Rock the baby side to side when we’re going down a smooth road. Bounce baby gently when we going down a bumpy road. Bounce baby vigorously when going down a bumpy road. Gently drop baby between your knees or lift baby high in the air when you hit the pothole!

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

Tom and Pippo Go for a Walk (Tom and Pippo Board Books)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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