Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Toddler Story time

Eep! I forgot to post last week's storytime. Lucky you! Bonus storytime!

Welcome Song:

Way up in the sky, the little birds fly,
While down in the nest, the little birds rest.
With a wing to the left, and a wing to the right,
The little birds sleep all through the night.
Shhhhh! They’re sleeping!
The bright sun comes up, the dew falls away,
"Good Morning, Good Morning!" the little birds say.

Mother Goose Rhymes:

to the tune of “you are my sunshine"

You have two arms, they are for waving
You have two feet to go stump stump
You have to eyes, they are for blinking
And a bottom to sit with a bump

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

Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Now it’s striking one o’clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Cuckoo!

Rock baby back and forth and then lift baby in the air on “cuckoo”. Alternately, child can stand on floor and rock, and then jump on “cuckoo.” Repeat for two and three o’clock.

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:

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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