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

Monday, June 20, 2011

Baby Storytime

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...

Where Is Baby's Beach Ball?: A Lift-the-Flap Book has flaps and is therefore awesome. My babies love anything with a flap to lift. The surprise factor there is just blows their minds. Yummy Yucky is hilarious. Parents enjoy the humor, kids learn good lessons (Blueberries are yummy, blue crayons are yucky. Burgers are yummy, boogers are yucky.) The simple, bright pictures really add to it, too.

Rhymes used in Story Time
4/20/2011

Books We Read Today:
Where is Baby’s Beach Ball? By Karen Katz
Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

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 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

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)

Where Is Baby's Beach Ball?: A Lift-the-Flap BookBounces 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.

(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

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

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!

Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)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

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


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Baby Story Time

If you haven't already read my Introduction to Baby Story Time, you might want to start there.

Today we read Count with Maisy, which I love for it's bright colors, counting, and the fact you count weird things-- like 10 fleas on an elephant. We also read How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?. Not that babies are really cleaning their rooms yet, but no reason to not start them early thinking it's a good thing, right? As I mentioned last week, the Dinosaur books are all very much about teaching good behavoir lessons, but they aren't preachy and they're fun (DUDE! DINOS! With human parents!) These have been a big hit with my current crop of baby story time attendees.

Rhymes used in Story Time
6/1/2011

Books We Read Today:
How do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Count with Maisy by Lucy Cousins

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:

Five little fingers on this hand (hold up one hand with fingers extended)
Five little fingers on that hand (hold up other hand)
A dear little nose (point to nose)
A mouth like a rose (pucker lips and point to mouth)
Two cheeks so tiny (pretend to pinch cheeks)
Two eyes, two ears (point to each)
And ten little toes (wiggle toes with toddler and point to them)
That’s the way the baby grows (stretch arms up over head)

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

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)

Count with Maisy Board Book and Number Blocks: A Maisy Counting BookBounces and Action Rhymes:

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!

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.

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!

How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?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