Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Baby Storytime

Introduction to Baby Story Time.

Nothing like your first morning back from ALA and diving into a story time while an impromptu class visit goes on as well! Good thing I came back professionally energized and excited (although personally exhausted.)

Perfect Piggies! because everything Sandra Boynton does makes me happy. There is a song to this one that I don't use because it repeats sections in a way the book doesn't, which is hard for the story time setting. I do, however, tell my parents about it we did have one check out Rhinoceros Tap so she could use it at home. I just make up my own melody for the "Ba-DOO-bah DOINK DOINK SNUFFLE-dee-DAH!" bits and it works well.

A Little Puppy is just adorable. PUPPIES! I think it works well with a longer book like Perfect Piggies because it's very simple and short.

Rhymes used in Story Time
1/25/2012

Books We Read Today:
A Little Puppy Jane Feder
Perfect Piggies Sandra Boynton

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:

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown,
Tapping at the window and crying through the lock,
Are all the children in their beds, it's past eight o'clock?

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

Ring around the Rosy
A pocket full of posy
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over
The candlestick.

This is big big big (Hold arms out to side)
This is small small small (Cup hands together)
This is short short short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (Nod)
This is no no no (Shake head)

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:

Charlie Chaplin went to France (bouncing baby on lap)
To teach the ladies how to dance!
First he did the rumba (move baby's knees back and forth)
Then he did the kicks (move baby's legs in kicking motion)
Then he did the samba (move baby's legs up and down together)
And then he did the splits! (gently move baby's legs apart and together again)

(to the tune of: “Wheels on the Bus”)

I can make my hands
Go clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap.
I can make my hands
Go clap, clap, clap.
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet
Go stamp, stamp, stamp…
I can make my legs
Go hop, hop, hop…

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

2 comments:

  1. I adore Sandra Boynton, but I have yet to have a storytime librarian read one of her books to my kids! (Not to worry--we have nearly all of them at home, so they're not missing out!) How do you balance some of the newer books with the "classics"?

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  2. I have a spread sheet. Because baby story time is for 0-12 months, I try to wait a full 12 months before doing a book again. As I discover new books in between, I think the balance works itself out.

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