Baby Storytime: 4/15/19 

Baby Storytime: 4/15/19

  • Movement Rhyme – Wake Up…
    • This is a fun stretch to get our bodies moving before storytime. And it is great for babies because it helps us identify our body parts. I got the lyrics from Jbrary but I’ve seen this one around before.
  • Wake up feet, wake up feet
    Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
    Wake up feet, wake up feet
    Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

    (Also: hands, ears, knees, fingers, hips, etc.)

  • ASL Baby Signs – RABBIT/ ALL DONE / EAT61x8kdzyqxl._sx447_bo1204203200_
    • I’ve decided that for the babies, instead of teaching them a rhyme in sign language, that I am going to start teaching three vocabulary words each time. I generally use Baby Sign Language.com to check my signs.
  • Song – Clap, Tap, Bend by It’s Toddler Time  
    • This is a super short song with very easy movements for the little guys.
  • Board Book – Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs? By Karen Katz
    • Another flip-the-flap book to pass out. Going to shoot for a rabbit theme to get us in the mood for Easter
  • Rhyme – Bunny Ears
    • This is one I just found in a pile of flip charts and thought it would work great 5198qlx1tbl._sy401_bo1,204,203,200_for the babies.

Bunny ears up (arms up)
Bunny ears down (arms down)
Bunny ears wiggling (wiggle arms)
All around! (tickle baby)

  • Book/Flannel – White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker
    • I have three painted flower pots and flannel bunnies that I use to tell the story. One of these days I will take a picture and add it to my flannel board. Great for working with colors.
  • Song –  If Your Happy and You Know It by It’s Toddler Time
    • We always need a little music break and this is a fun one.
  • Rhyme/Prop – Little Bunny in a Hat
    • You can do this one with a puppet and a hat or just as a finger play.

Little bunny in a hat
Sitting so still
Will it come out?
Yes it will!
It looks to the left
It looks to the right
It looks straight ahead
And pops out of sight.

  • Book – Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes / Peek-A-Boo Bunny by Holly Splice61v9-dpfjzl._sx497_bo1204203200_
    • I haven’t decided which of these I will do yet. I am leaning toward the Holly Splice book but I am getting that from ILL so I will have to wait and see.
  • Lift – Hug Your Baby
    • This is sweet one and a lift too! It goes to the tune of row, row, row your boat. I got this one from Jbrary but I switched out “bear” for “baby.”

Hug, hug, hug your baby  
Squeeze him very tight   
Hold him high and help him fly
Then hug with all your might.

  • Bounce –  Hop With Me 
    • This one is also to the tune of row, row, row your boat and is a great bounce.

Hop, hop, hop along 
Or bounce on someone’s knee 
Higher and higher and higher and higher 
Bunny-hop with me! 

  • Song/Shaker – Little Bunny Foo Foo by Toddlers on Parade 61mu2bmscn8l._sy498_bo1204203200_
    • I have no idea how this song is going to work but it’s a bunny and I had to try it.
  • Song/Bubbles – Took a Bath in a Washing Machine by Jim Gill
    • Kids love bubbles and they are great for strengthening the eye muscles that we later use for reading.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Now It’s Time To Say Goodbye
    • This is to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb. I’ve seen it on a couple of sights and it is a nice one to end to. I think we will probably do the ASL sign for “goodbye” with it.

Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye,
Say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you all next week.

  • Song – Clean It Up
    • Any good clean up song will work.
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by Music Together
    • I will always put this one on in the background as everyone leaves because I just love it!

How’d it go:

Big crowd today, with a mix of babies and non-babies, which can be dicey with the bubbles. But, all went well and everyone had a lot of fun. We did everything bunny, to put us in the Easter mood!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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