Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Baby Story Time

Some great new (to me) rhymes/songs today that I learned from Librarian Lisa's Storytimes. I hope people find Library Noise as helpful as I find other storytime/programming blogs!

Rhymes used in Story Time
2/15/2012

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)

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

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: A Little Kitty by Jane Dever, illustrated by Amy Schwartz

Soft pastels and simple, rhyming text about a kitten's afternoon. Very cute.


Bounces and Action Rhymes:

Clap clap clap your hands, clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see,
Clap them now with me.
(Other verses)
Tap tap tap your knees…
Shake shake shake your feet
Touch touch touch your shoulders…

Hurry scurry mousie 
Starts down at your toes. (touch baby's toes)
Hurry scurry mousie
Past your knees he goes. (walk fingers up body with words)
Hurry scurry mousie
Past where your tummy is.
Hurry scurry mousie
Gives you a mousie kiss. (kiss fingers)

Arms up, arms down, arms up
And wave them all around

Then tickle tickle wiggle giggle
Everybody knows
That’s how baby’s hokey pokey goes
Legs up, legs down, legs up
And kick them all around

Then tickle tickle wiggle giggle
Everybody knows
That’s how baby’s hokey pokey goes!

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

We sing this along with the CD, while shaking our maracas.


Book: The Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O'Connell, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

Bright, bold illustrations and repetitive text show things babies do throughout the day. WARNING: The prose will be stuck in your head. All day long I will be going "The baby goes boom! The baby goes boom boom boom boom!"


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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