Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Toddler Storytime

One from this spring...

Rhymes used in Story Time

Books We Read Today:
Joshua By the Sea by Angela Johnson
My Fuzzy Safari Babies by Tad Hills
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, pictures by Crockett Johnson

Songs We Sang Today:
“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi

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:

Five little peas in a pea pod pressed 
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest.
They grew and they grew  
And they grew and never stopped 
They grew so big that the pea pod POPPED!

On the first line, hold up a fist with fingers hidden. During the second line, slowly extend your fingers out. As the peas keep growing, move your hands further and further apart until arms are extended. End with a large clap on “POPPED!”

Way up high in the apple tree,     (both arms in the air)
Two red apples did I see.   (both hands in fists in air)
I shook that tree as hard as I could,  (shake all over)
And down came the apples –    (fists fall down to floor)
Mmm, they were good!   (rub stomach – yummy motion)

La fourmi m’a piqué la main
La coquine, La coquine
La fourmi m’a piqué la main
La coquine elle avait faim, Aie !

La fourmi m’a pique le nez…
La fourmi m’a pique le pied…

Translation: The ant bit my hand/The rascal, the rascal/The ant bit my hand/The scamp was hungry. OW! The ant bit my nose…/The ant bit my foot… tickle each body part as it is mentioned. Listen to this song here: http://www.garderiedelavaux.org/chansons.html

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:

Airplanes fly in the sky, zoom zoom!  (zoom hand around)
Airplanes fly in the sky, zoom zoom!  (zoom hand around)
Round and round the airplanes go  (arm circles around)
Flying high, flying low  (arm circles up high, then down low)
Shhh... I think I hear one  (finger to lips, then cup ear)
ZOOM! (zoom arm from one side to the other)

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!

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”









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