Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Toddler Story Time

Every week, after the Baby Story Time, we do one for 12-23 months. I haven't blogged about it because it's not my story time, but my coworker is on vacation, so I got to do it today. My approach for this age group is similar to babies, but ALL ACTION ALL THE TIME. We tend to have some energetic kids who like to wander so ALL ACTION ALL THE TIME keeps them focused on what we're doing. They also nap really well afterwards. :)

I used the same books that I did for the earlier program. There is also some rhyme overlap. It was a lot of fun-- I used to do this age group every week and I had forgotten how much fun it is and what a different atmosphere and dynamic it is, even though the two programs were so similar.

I love Global Babies. It's a simple and sweet text with large, colorful photos of babies from all over the world. Babies LOVE looking at other babies, so it's always a winner.

Moo Baa La La La is a Sandra Boynton classic with lots of animal noises. We're also lucky enough to have this in lap-book sized board book, which the kids love. Also, one of the story time moms (who knows my love for all things Boynton) showed me the book app for this book and it's really great and a lot of fun.)



Rhymes used in Story Time
1/11/2012

Books We Read Today:
Moo Baa La La La Sandra Boynton
Global Babies

Songs We Sang Today:
“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi

Rhymes We Said Today:

Way up in the sky, the little birds fly,
While down in the nest, the little birds rest.
With a wing to the left, and a wing to the right,
The little birds sleep all through the night.
Shhhhh! They’re sleeping! 
The bright sun comes up, the dew falls away,
"Good Morning, Good Morning!" the little birds say.

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

Down by the station, early in the morning
See the little pufferbellies all a row
See the station master pull the little handle
Puff! Puff! Toot! Toot! Off they go!


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)

(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…

Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Now it’s striking one o’clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Cuckoo!

Rock baby back and forth and then lift baby in the air on “cuckoo”. Repeat for two and three o’clock.

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

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.

(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




1 comment:

  1. Ooh, I love your I Can Make My Hands... song. That's going in my files for a future story time, for sure! Thanks!

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