Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Baby Story Time

Hey all! I'm playing with a slightly new format for sharing baby story time (on the blog, not in story time.) Let me know which one you prefer.

Introduction to Baby Story Time


Welcome Song:

to the tune for "Frere Jacque"

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!

Go around the room singing this to every child, substitute the child’s name for “baby”

Mother Goose Rhymes:

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

It’s raining it’s pouring,
The old man is snoring.
He bumped his head and he went to bed
And he couldn’t get up in the morning.

Rain rain go away,
Come again another day
Little baby wants to play
Rain Rain go away

Go around the room singing this to every child, substitute baby’s name for “baby”

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

Go around the room doing this with every child, substitute the child's name for "Jack"

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)

Book:

Hippos Go Berserk Sandra Boynton

I think this one works better in it's original non-board book picture book format. BUT it's Boynton, so I used it. It's a little long, but it still went over well.

Bounces and Action Rhymes:

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…

Trot Trot to Boston
To buy a loaf of bread
Trot Trot home again—
The old trot’s dead!

Bounce in rhythm to the rhyme and collapse on the word “dead”

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!

Song:

Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi

I hand out maracas that well shake while we sing along with the CD.

Book:

Trains Byron Barton

Simple text and blocky, colorful illustrations show all sorts of things about trains. It's long, but there isn't much text, and the kids really like it.

Closing:

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



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