Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Baby Storytime

Check out my Introduction to Baby Storytime.

Todays books are old favorites of mine. Everything Boynton and Patricelli is pure gold in my book! Pajama Time! does actually have a real melody, but I just read it rhythmically. Had I thought of it ahead of time, I would have read it first and then we would have read it again with the song, but, alas. Next time. And I just LOVE the diapered baby featured in Patricelli's books. Baby Happy Baby Sad has a super basic text (there aren't really any words that don't appear in the title). Each page spread is something that makes baby happy (squeezing kitty) and something that makes baby sad (kitty running away.) Adorable and hilarious and a great jumping off point to talk about the pictures and feelings.


Rhymes used in Story Time
11/9/2011

Books We Read Today:
Pajama Time Sandra Boynton
Baby Happy Baby Sad 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:

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

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!


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:

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!

Round about, round about,
Runs the little hare.
First it runs that way,
Then it runs up THERE!

Circle your fingers on baby’s palm or tummy, when “it runs up THERE!” tickle him or her under the arms.

Riding in a train I go,
Rocking, rocking to and fro,
Side to side and to and fro,
Riding in a train I go.

In an airplane I will fly,
Up, up, up into the sky,
Up, up, up so very high,
In an airplane I will fly.

Bounce baby in rhythm and move baby to the words of 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


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Baby Storytime

Be sure to check out my Baby Storytime Basics!

Whose Toes are Those? is a adorable and sweet! Rhyming text about toes, including a new spin on "This Little Piggy." I also love that the toes are brown. We need more storybooks with children of color that aren't issue or history books.

Uh-Oh! I'm Sorry is a great book about things kids often do wrong, saying "uh-oh" and "I'm sorry" and how easy the mistakes are to fix. I especially love that the last page has a grown-up making a mistake and the kid fixing it. Even better? LIFT THE FLAP. These are large flaps, too. They don't show someone hiding, but rather when you lift the "uh-oh!" flap, you get the "I'm sorry" and the solution to the problem.

Rhymes used in Story Time
11/2/2011

Books We Read Today:
Whose Toes are Those Jabari Asim
Uh-Oh I’m Sorry! Jill Ackerman

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 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

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down
London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady.

Build it up with iron bars, iron bars, iron bars
Build it up with iron bars, my fair lady.

Build it up with silver and gold, silver and gold, silver and gold
Build it up with silver and gold, my fair lady.

Take the key and lock her up, lock her up, lock her up
Take the key and lock her up, my fair lady.

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:

The little mice go creeping, creeping, creeping
The little mice go creeping all through the house

The big black cat goes stalking, stalking, stalking
The big black cat goes stalking all through the house

The little mice go scampering, scampering, scampering
The little mice go scampering all through the house

When the mice go creeping, have your fingers walk slowly on the baby, when the cat goes stalking, slide your hands up and down the baby’s body, when the mice go scampering, have your fingers run quickly all over the baby.

(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

Children in the barnyard
Staying out of trouble (draw a little circle in child's palm)
Along came a turkey (slowly creep fingers up arm)
And . . . "Gobble, gobble, gobble!" (tickle underarm, or move in for a gobble on child's neck) 

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!

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