Thursday, March 29, 2012

Baby Storytime

This is what we did yesterday for our 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, singing the to each child, substituting the child’s name for “baby”

Mother Goose Rhymes:

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for the master, one for the dame, one for the little boy who lives down the lane
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.

Go around the room singing to each child, substituting the child's name for "the little boy"

Hot hot bread (pat baby’s hands or belly)
Hot hot bread
Ready in the kitchen (crawl up and tickle underarms)
Ready in the kitchen (crawl up and tickle the other arm)
Oh so nice and round (draw circle on belly)
Oh so delicious
Give me one (count baby’s fingers)
Give me two
Give me three
Give me four
Give me five

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:

Peek-A Who? by Nina Landen

This one has everything I love-- guessing, animal sounds, and a mirror. It's a wonderful story time book for this age group!

Bounces and Action Rhymes:

Round and round the butter dish (trace circle on child’s tummy)
One, two, three! (walk fingers up chest)
A little here, a little there, (tap one cheek and then the other)
As tasty as can be! (tickle or kiss baby)

I have a little heart (touch baby’s chest)
That goes thump thump thump (beat chest 3 times)
It keeps right on beating
As I jump jump jump (jump 3 times)

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)

A little frog in a pond am I
Hippity hippity hop
And I can bounce in the air so high
Hippity hippity hop

Bounce baby in rhythm to the rhyme, lifting him or her up on “air so high”

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 all have maracas that we shake, wiggle, clap, jump, and stretch along with the CD.

Book:

Llama Llama Wakey-Wake by Anna Dewdney

As I said last week, I'm a huge fan of Llama Llama, so of course we read the other board book! There are more coming out this spring-- I can't wait!

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



1 comment:

  1. Just found the two Llama Llama board books at our school bookfair. And as I have both a niece and a nephew that are four months old I totally had to get them each copies. I LOVED that they actually looked like they were listening when we read them!

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