Thursday, February 22, 2018

Baby Storytime 2/22/18

Book read:
Up: How families around the world carry their little ones by Susan Hughes

Friend of Mine (to the tune of "Mary Had A Little Lamb", from Kelly's Kindergarten)
Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action) around with me?

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.

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)

Let's Go Riding in an Elevator (from Jbrary)
Let's go riding in an elevator (hold baby in front of you)
An elevator, elevator. (rock back and forth)
Let's go riding in an elevator!
First floor (lift baby, raise up on each floor)
Second floor,
Third floor,
Fourth floor,
Down, down, down! (bring baby down to ground) 

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!

Literacy tip of the week:  Don't worry if you can't finish a book with your baby. Just a few minutes of reading is extremely beneficial to them, and as they grow their attention span will become longer.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ms. Kelly's Favorites Storytime 2/19/18 and 2/20/18

Books read:
Poor Louie by Tony Fucile
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Car by Kate Dopirak

Other book suggestions:
Hi Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter
The Nuts: Keep Rolling by Eric Litwin
Where is Bear? by Jonathan Bentley

Happy Puppy (dog themed version of "Hokey Pokey")

Come along and march with me (from Storytime Underground)
Come and march along with me,
Along with me.
Come and march along with me,
So early in the morning.
(Other actions can include spinning, hopping, bouncing, flying, etc)


Body Rock (on Kids in Motion)

This is Big (from Mel's Desk)
This is big, big, big. (arms wide)
This is small, small, small. (bring arms together)
This is short, short, short. (crouch down)
This is tall, tall, tall. (reach high)
This is fast, fast, fast. (run fast)
This is slow, slow, slow. (run slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes. (shake head yes)
This is no, no, no. (shake head no)

Wheels on the Bus 


Old MacDonald (with animals on parachute) 

Movement cube 

Craft: We made a collage with letter stickers.

Literacy tip of the week: Singable books are great choices because they slow down language and help kids hear the parts that make up words.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Baby Storytime 2/15/18

Book read: 
I am a baby by Kathryn Madeline Allen

Hello Everybody (to the tune of 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)

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

If you're happy and you know it (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

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.

Literacy tip of the week: Books with pictures of babies and their routines are good choices because they are easy for your little one to understand and connect to.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What I Love Storytime 2/12/18 and 2/13/18

Books read:
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
I Love Bugs by Philemon Sturges 

Friend of Mine (to the tune of "Mary Had A Little Lamb", from Kelly's Kindergarten)
Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action) around with me?

If you Love Mommy and You Know It (to "If You're Happy and You Know It")
If you love Mommy and you know it blow a kiss. (blow kiss)
If you love Mommy and you know it blow a kiss.
If you love Mommy and you know it then your face will surely show it
If you love Mommy and you know it blow a kiss! 
Additional verses include giving a hug an jumping for joy.

Roly Poly (from Reading with Red)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, (roll hands)
Up Up Up! (lift hands high)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly (roll hands)
Down Down Down! (stomp feet)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly,  (roll hands)
Clap Clap Clap! (clap hands)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, (roll hands)
Lap Lap Lap! (touch lap)   

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to "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.

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!

Story stew (modified from MCLS Kids, done with puppets on parachute)
Story stew, story stew!
Some for me, and some for you!
Who should we add to our story stew?

Craft: We did a valentine's coloring page.

Literacy tip of the week: Reading with a loving adult helps your child develop positive associations with books and a love of reading.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Baby Storytime 2/8/18

Books read:
Hands can by Cheryl Willis Hudson

Let's All Do a Little Clapping 
(Tune:"We Wish You a Merry Christmas", modified from Storytime Katie)
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
and spread winter cheer!
Other actions can include stomping, jumping, twirling, etc. 

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear (modified from classic version)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your knees.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, bounce around please.

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.

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.

We roll the ball
We roll the ball to (insert baby's name),
We roll the ball to (name)
To (name), To (name)
We roll the ball to (name).
And then they roll it back.

Literacy tip of the week: Make songs more fun by adding your baby's name to them. It is a great way to engage their attention.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Counting Storytime 2/6/18

Book read: 
Goodnight numbers by Danica McKellar

Counting Friends (from Perry Public Library)
How many friends are here today,
At storytime to read and play?
How many friends are here today?
Count them all with me!

Numbers Jump

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) 

Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out to play,
Over the hill and far away.
Mama duck called "Quack, Quack, Quack!"
And only 4 little ducks came back.

Four little ducks went out to play,
Over the hill and far away.
Mama duck called "Quack, Quack, Quack!"
And only 3 little ducks came back.

Three little ducks went to play,
Over the hill and far away.
Mama duck called "Quack, Quack, Quack!"
And only 2 little ducks came back.

Two little ducks went out to play,
Over the hill and far away.
Mama duck called "Quack, Quack, Quack!"
And only 1 little duck came back.

One little duck went out to play,
Over the hill and far away.
Mama duck called "Quack, Quack, Quack!"
And all of the little ducks came back! 

Counting as we bounced a beach ball on our parachute


Craft:
We decorated number templates 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, February 1, 2018

Baby Storytime 2/1/18

Book read: 
Peek-a-boo Zoo! by Jane Cabrera

Come along and march with me (from Storytime Underground)
Come and march along with me,
Along with me.
Come and march along with me,
So early in the morning.
(Other actions can include spinning, hopping, bouncing, flying, etc)


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)

Twinkle Little Star

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. 

Literacy tip of the week: Playing games with your baby is important to your their literacy development. For instance, peek-a-boo is a great way to explore words and sounds.