Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Baby Storytime

Eep! I forgot to post last week's storytime. Lucky you! Bonus 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, substitute each child’s name for “baby”

Mother Goose Rhymes:

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well

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

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)

Children in the barnyard
Staying out of trouble
Along came a turkey (slowly creep fingers up arm)
And . . . "Gobble, gobble, gobble!" (tickle underarm,
or move in for a gobble on child's neck)

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:

Ruby's Tea for Two by Rosemary Wells

This is either a cautionary tale about older sisters or younger brothers, depending on your perspective. Ruby and her friend are having a tea for two party and make Max be the waiter, but he wants tea and cake, too. As always, Max has the perfect solution. It has a plot! And it's funny! Plus, who doesn't love Max and Ruby?

Bounces and Action Rhymes:

Round and round the Garden (trace circle on baby’s palm)
Little bunny goes
Hippity hop, hippity hop (hop up baby’s arm with two fingers)
He’s gonna get your nose! (grab baby’s nose)

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, dance and sing along to the CD.

Book:

Do You Know New? by Jean Marzollo, pictures by Mari Takabayashi

This is a simple rhyming text about various things in baby's world. (I just realized that ALL the rhymes end with the "ooo" sound-- do you know new? do you know moo? do you know blue?) The BEST part about this book is when it say "do you know new" THERE IS A MIRROR. Do you know what babies LOVE? Mirrors.

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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