Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Baby Storytime

Introduction to Baby Storytime.

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!

Go around the room and sing to each child, substituting the child’s name for “baby”

Mother Goose Rhymes:

We’re going to Kentucky (clap)
We’re going to the fair
To see the senorita with flowers in her hair!
Oh, shake it, baby, shake it (shake)
Shake it if you can
Shake it like a milkshake
And shake it once again
Oh, roll it to the bottom (roll arms to the floor)
Roll it to the top (roll arms up in the air)
And turn around, turn around,
Until I holler STOP!

Davy Davy Dumpling
Boil him in the pot (wiggle child)
Sugar him (tickle gently)
And butter him (stroke gently)
And eat him while he’s hot! (nibble child’s neck, ears, cheeks)

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)

Book:

Where Is Baby's Belly Button? by Karen Katz

Lift-the-flaps are always winners. I love Karen Katz's round-faced children. Points for ethnic diversity. This is also a great one to model interactive reading with. As the book goes "Where are baby's eyes?" Lift the flap "Under baby's hat!" then you can say "where are YOUR eyes?" point to them "There they are!"

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 “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…

Tommy O’Flynn and his old gray mare
Went off to see the county fair
The bridge fell out and the bridge fell in
And that was the end of Tommy O’Flynn, O’Flynn, O’Flynn

Bounce in rhythm to the rhyme. Let child fall between your knees on “the bridge fell in”

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 shake our maracas while singing, clapping, jumping, wiggling and shaking along.

Book:

I See Me! by Pegi Deitz Shea, pictures by Lucia Washburn

Simple rhyming text explores all the places that baby sees his/her reflection. This one's out of print now and I probably won't do it again, because I had a hard time gathering up enough copies, but I 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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