Thursday, March 29, 2012

Toddler Storytime

This is what we did yesterday for our toddler storytime! We have a new welcome and closing song that I thought would add oodles of time. No. Still need to figure out my timing! So frustrating for all of us!

Welcome Songs:

Last week, we had a request to bring back the welcome song that the librarians who used to do this program used, so I learned it!

To the tune of “Happy Birthday”

Good morning to you
Good morning to you
We’re glad that you’re here
Good morning to you

Go around the room, singing to each child, substituting their name for “you”

Of course, I still like the opening song we were using, so we now have TWO openers! Huzzah!

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

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)

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

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!

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:

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!

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)

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

To the tune of “Happy Birthday”

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you
We’re glad that you came
Goodbye to you

Go around the room singing to each child, substituting their name for "you"




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