Thursday, May 24, 2018

Baby Storytime 5/24/18

Book read:
10 Tiny Babies by Karen Katz

We Hit the Floor Together (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Abby Librarian)
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
Because it's fun to do!
Repeat with different actions: clap hands, nod heads, sway side to side, say hello, etc.

We bounce and stop (from Jbrary)
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Bounce your baby right to the top!

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Wheels on the bus

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (jump twice)

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air.

Row, row, row your boat with parachute

Literacy tip of the week: Bouncing songs help babies feel the sounds that make up words, which will help them as they learn to talk, read and write.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Letter P Storytime 5/22/18

Book read: 
Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

Other book suggestions:
Hi Pizza Man by Virginia Walter
Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin

If you're a pet and you know it (modified from Miss Meg's Storytime)
If you're a dog and you know it shake your tail!
If you're a dog and you know it shake your tail!
If you're a dog and you know it and you really want to to show it,
If you're a dog and you know it shake your tail!  
Other verses can include: cat/pounce like this, fish/move your fins, hamster/run in place)

Playing we will go (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")
Playing we will go,
Playing we will go,
Hi ho the dairy-o,
Playing we will go.

We will run so fast.
We will run so fast.
Hi ho the dairy-o,
We will run so fast.

We will jump so high.
We will jump so high.
Hi ho the dairy-o,
We will jump so high.

Patacake Pizza Man (with scarves, modified from Storytime Katie
Patacake, patacake, Pizza Man,
Bake me a pizza as fast as you can,
Roll it, (wave scarf in a circle)
Toss it (1 , 2 , 3) (toss three times)
And put in it in the oven for you and me! 

Popcorn Kernels (with scarves, from Jbrary
Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels,
In the pot. In the pot.
Shake them, shake them, shake them.
Shake them, shake them, shake them.
Till they pop! Till they pop!

Craft: We painted paper plates with pink and blue paint to make purple.

Literacy tip of the week: Having fun with letter sounds will help your children begin to recognize the parts that make up words.
 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Baby Storytime 5/17/18

Book read: 
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

Hello Everybody (from Jbrary)
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody can you touch your toes?
(Other actions can include clap your hands, jump up high, stomp your feet, etc)

Wiggle little finger (from Jbrary)
Wiggle, wiggle, little finger,
Wiggle, wiggle in the air.
Wiggle, wiggle little finger,
Wiggle, wiggle, come down there! (tickle baby)

Dump Truck (from ALSC listserv)
Dump truck, dump truck (bounce baby on lap)
Bumping down the road.
Spilling gravel as we travel (rock child back and forth)
with our heavy load.
Dump truck, dump truck (bouncing)
DUMP! (tip child backwards)   

Wheels on the bus  

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (jump twice)

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air. 

If you're happy and you know it (with parachute)

Literacy tip of the week: When you respond to the noises your baby makes you are teaching them how conversation works.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Boat Storytime 5/15/18

Book read:
Splish-Splash by Nicola Smee


ASL Sign of the Week: Boat

The Boat on the Waves (to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus")

The boat on the waves goes rock, rock, rock,
Rock, Rock, Rock. (stand and rock back and forth)
The boat on the waves goes rock, rock, rock,
All around the lake.

The wind in the sails goes swish, swish, swish,
Swish, Swish, Swish. (swing arms back and forth)
The wind in the sails goes swish, swish,
All around the lake.

The waves on the lake go up and down,
up and down, up and down, (alternate bending knees and standing up)
The waves on the lake go up an down,
All around the lake.

"A Sailor Went to Sea" on the Wiggles CD "You make me feel like dancing"

Did you ever see a fishy? (to the tune of "Did you ever see a lassie?", from Storytime Katie)
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way and this way and that way?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Additional verses: octopus, shark, etc.

Row your boat around (with animals on parachute)

Row, row, row your boat,
Row it all around.
If you see an ______,
Make a ______ sound!

Craft:
We decorated a boat template with torn paper. 

Literacy tip of the week: Ask your child to recap a story they’ve read. This helps them practice comprehension skills and shows them you value what they're learning.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Baby Storytime 4/26/18

Book read:
Are you sleeping? by Constanze von Kitzing

Dancing Animals (from Librarian Lisa's Storytimes)

This is the way the bunnies hop,
The bunnies hop,
This is the way the bunnies hop,
So early in the morning!
(Other actions can include any other animal and accompanying movement)   

Peek a boo (with scarves)

Here we go up, up, up (from Reading with Red)

Here we go up, up, up! (reach up)
Here we go down, down, down! (touch floor)
Here we go back and forth! (sway side to side)
And here we go round and round! (turn around)

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (jump twice)
 
Wheels on the bus

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air.

The horses are walking (from Jbrary)
Horse are walking, they're walking along, (walk or bounce baby)
Walking along, walking along.
The horses are walking, they're walking along.
Woah, Woah, Woah! (lean back)
Other verses: Trotting, Galloping

Literacy tip of the week: Let you baby touch and explore the books as you read together. This is an important way for them to learn how books work. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Money and Counting Storytime 4/24/18

Book read:
Bennie's Pennies by Pat Brisson

I'm a rocket (from SLC Book Boy)
I'm a rocket on the ground (crouch down)
Waiting quietly without a sound.
Light this fuse on my little toe. (touch toe)
Ready for blastoff, here I go!
5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
Blast off! 

Dance Number Three by Eric Litwin

Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air. 

Craft: We decorated piggy banks with torn paper.  

Literacy tip of the week: Learning about numbers involves important concepts that kids will need to build on when they are learning about the sequence of events of a story.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Baby Storytime 4/19/18

Book read:
I ain't gonna paint no more by Karen Beaumont

A Bouncing We Will Go (from Jbrary)
A bouncing we will go,
A bouncing we will go,
High ho the derry-o
A bouncing we will go!
Other verses include a hugging we will go, a rocking we will go, a clapping we will go, etc.

Dump Truck (from ALSC listserv)
Dump truck, dump truck (bounce baby on lap)
Bumping down the road.
Spilling gravel as we travel (rock child back and forth)
with our heavy load.
Dump truck, dump truck (bouncing)
DUMP! (tip child backwards)   

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (jump twice)
 
Wheels on the bus

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air. 

The chute is on my head (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Laughter and Literacy)
The chute is on my head, the chute is on my head!
Hi ho the dairy-o, the chute is on my head!
The chute goes up and down, the chute goes up and down!
Hi ho the dairy-o, the chute goes up and down!
The chute goes fast and slow, the chute goes fast and slow!
Hi ho the dairy-o, the chute goes fast and slow!
The chute is on my head, the chute is on my head!
Hi ho the dairy-o the chute is on my head!

We shake our eggs (adapted from "We Hit the Floor Together" by Abby Librarian)
We shake our eggs together, together,
We shake our eggs together, together,
We shake our eggs together,
Because it's fun to do!

Literacy tip of the week: Bubbles are a great way to help babies practice eye tracking. Older babies are also developing their fine motor skills as they pop them.