Thursday, May 3, 2012

Toddler Story Time


Welcome Songs:

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

Substitute baby’s name for “you”

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:

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

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they’ll come home
Wagging their tails behind them.

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)

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrnGaXPDQsI

Clap hands, clap hands
Dishes in a battle
Pots and pans all crash about
Bang! Rattle! Rattle!


Book:

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell


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)

Bounces and Action Rhymes:

Trot trot to Boston
Trot trot to Lynn
Careful little baby that you don’t fall in!

Trot trot to Denver
Trot trot to Dover
Look out little baby and don’t fall over!

Trot trot to Boston
Trot trot to town
Watch out little baby and don’t fall down!

Bounce the child on your knee and dip her between your legs on “don’t fall in” tip her over on “don’t fall over” and dip her between your legs on “don’t fall down.” Substitute the child’s name for “baby.”

Book:

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

Clap clap clap your hands, clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see,
Clap them now with me.

Tap tap tap your knees…
Shake shake shake your feet

To the tune of "Bingo"

I have a little sweetie pie,   (bounce baby lightly)
and he is cute all over!
Hands, head, nose and toes,   (point to all of these parts one by one)
Hands, head, nose and toes,
Hands, head, nose and toes,
And he is cute all over!

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
And mouth and ears and eyes and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

If baby is old enough, have him or her point to each body part. If baby is still too young, touch each body part while singing.

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

Book:

Truck Duck by Michael Rex

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.

Closing Songs:

(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

Substitute baby’s name for “you”


1 comment:

  1. I love the chapati rhyme in Hindi - thanks for highlighting the video too. How did it go the first time you used it? (I'm thinking it probably gets better every time).

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