LapSit Storytime- 1/9/17

Hey Guys,

After a month hiatus, we getting back in the swing of things with storytime. First up for me this month is LapSit Rhyme Time. This is a storytime for babies up to 11 months. We do a lot of bounces, rhymes and movement exercises.

Here’s a list of what we did:

  • Rhyme – Welcome, Welcome Everyone
    • This is to the tune of twinkle, twinkle little star and it is my way to welcome my crew to storytime.Welcome, welcome everyone

      Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun!

      First we’ll clap our hands just so,

      Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.

      Welcome, welcome everyone

      Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun!

  • ASL – Hello Friends
    • I like to use sign language in my story time. We go over the signs for: Hello, Friends, Time and Say. Thanks to Jbrary for this one!
  • Movement Exercise – Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
    • I like to get warmed up with this classic.
  • Song w/ Movement – Tap Your Toes and Follow Me by Susan Salidor.
    • This is a song with easy movements that can help with dexterity.
  • Movement Exercise – Open Shut Them
    • This is a great one for working with those hands and getting some mobility practice.Open shut them
      Open shut them
      Give a little clap, clap, clap

      Open shut them
      Open shut them
      Lay them on your lap, lap, lap

      Creep them creep them
      Creep them creep them
      Right up to your chin, chin, chin
      Open wide your little mouth
      But do not let them in

  • Movement Exercise – The  Itsy Bitsy Spider
    • This is a classic everyone knows and another great one for getting those fingers moving.
  • Story – Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox 51iovw9wugl-_sy448_bo1204203200_
    • This one is great for repetition and it can be interactive if you want to help baby wiggle those toes and fingers.
    • This book is also multicultural because we talk about babies from all different parts of the world with all different backgrounds.
  • Bounce – This is the way the lady rides
    • This is one of my most popular bounces. We get faster and faster with each verse.

This is the way the lady rides

Lady ride, lady rides.

This the way on her way to town. 

Repeat with Gentleman, Doctor and Cowboy.

  • Song w/ Movement – Roll, Roll, Roll Your Hands
    • This is a song with easy movements that can help with dexterity.

Roll, roll, roll your hands

As fast as fast can be

Do it now, let me see. Do it now with me.

(repeat with verses for clapping hands, tapping feet, and shaking legs)

  • Bounce – Going Up and Down in an Elevator
    • Obviously we like our bounces. Baby goes up and down as you do the rhyme.Going up and down in an elevator

      Up and down in an elevator

      Up and down in an elevator

      First floor, second floor, third floor, Yay!

  • Story – Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett51ewcziyccl-_sx497_bo1204203200_
    • For this one I had some props so we could identify the items first. Then we worked through the book identifying the words, shapes, colors and how they could be mixed up. Also lots of rhyme!
  • Song with Shakers – Mr. Sun
    • I play any version of the song Mr. Sun and we use shakers and sing along.
  • Movement Rhyme – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
    • We slow things down with this rhyme and get ready to say goodbye.
  • ASL – Goodbye Friends
    • We learn to say goodbye in ASL and use the same signs and song as our hello.
  • Song – Goodbye, So long, Farewell My Friends by Music Together
    • Just a slow, goodbye song I always put on as I open the doors to say goodbye.

How’d it go: We had quite a large crowd for this one and shockingly enough all babies! We almost always get some older kiddos in LapSit, but this time it was all our little ones. We had quite a few sleepy faces in the bunch but overall, giggles were to be had.

That’s all for now!

-M-

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Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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