Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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!


Substitute the child’s name for “baby”

Mother Goose Rhymes:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey thought ‘twas all in good fun
Pop! Goes the weasel

A penny for a spool of thread
A penny for a needle
That’s the way the money goes
Pop! Goes the weasel

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over
The candlestick.

Go around the room and do the rhyme for each child, substituting their name for "Jack."

Garam garam chapati (pat baby’s hands or belly)
Garam garam chapati
Raisoyee meh thahyer (crawl up and tickle underarms)
Raisoyee meh thahyer
Oh kitne gohl heh (draw circle on belly)
Oh kitne swadisht heh (pat circle belly)
Dehdoh yik (count fingers on one hand)
Dehdoh doh
Dehdoh teen
Dehdoh char
Dehdoh panj!

Translation: Hot hot bread/ Hot hot bread/ Ready in the kitchen/ Ready in the kitchen/ Oh so nice and round/ Oh so delicious/ Give me one/ Give me two/ Give me three/ Give me four/ Give me five! See an animated video of this rhyme:

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:

How Kind! by Mary Murphy

Nice colors and a PLOT! About doing nice things for each other!

Bounces and Action Rhymes:

We’re going down a smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road.
We’re going down a smooth road, a smooth road now. (rock child side to side)
We’re going down a bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road.
We’re going down a bumpy road, a bumpy road now. (lightly bounce child on knees)
We’re going down a rough road, a rough road, a rough road.
We’re going down a rough road, UH OH! POTHOLE! (vigorously bounce child, on “pothole” gently drop him between legs and onto the floor.)

I'm a piece of popcorn (gently bounce baby on lap)
Put me in the pot (continue to bounce)
Shake me, shake me (gently wiggle baby back and forth)
And watch me POP! (lift baby up into air)

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 as we sing/dance along with the CD.

Book:

How Do Dinosaurs Count To Ten? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.

The rhyming text is a slight spin on your regular counting book, also, as much as I love The Devil's Arithmetic and Pay the Piper, I think the dinosaurs are my favorite Yolen books.

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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