Thursday, June 15, 2017

Baby Storytime 6/15/17

Book read: 
Wiggle waggle by Jonathan London

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) 

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 Born to Read)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock baby)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (lift baby once)

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

Wheels on the Bus 

10 Little 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: Expanding on the words your baby says is a great way to introduce new vocabulary. If they say a word or two, try adding

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bathtime Storytime 6/13/17 and 6/14/17

Books read:
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Big Red Tub by Julie Jarman

ASL sign of the week: Bath 

If you're messy and you know it 

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" (washing each body part)"

Bathtime by Brett Band

Bubbles, bubbles (from Library Village)
Bubbles, bubbles, all around. (turn around)
Bubbles, bubbles, on the ground. (touch ground)
Bubbles, bubbles, on my nose. (touch nose)
Bubbles, bubbles, on my toes. (touch toes)
Bubbles, bubbles in the air. (hands in air)
Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! (reach arms out) 

Three Bubbles (from Sunflower Storytime)

A small bubble (make circle with your hands)
A medium sized bubble (make larger circle with your hands)
A great big bubble I see (make large circle with your arms)
Now let's count them, are you read?
1-2-3 (make three circles again)
POP! (clap hands loudly)

Bubblegum (to the tune of "Lollipop" by the Chordettes, from SLC Book Boy)
Bubblegum, bubblegum,
Sticky, sticky, bubblegum.
Bubblegum!  (stick hands to various  body parts)

10 Little 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 bathtub printouts with blue sticker "bubbles".

Literacy tip of the week: Clap along to the rhythms in songs to help your child hear the syllables in words.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Baby Storytime 6/8/17

Book read:
I went walking by Sue Williams

Where is Big Toe? (with scarves, to the tune of "Where is Thumbkin?", from Library Meow)
Where is big toe?
Where is big toe?
Here I am! Here I am! (touch baby's toe)
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe,
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe.
My big toe. My big toe.

Other verses can include:
Where is elbow...bendy, bendy elbow.
Where is tummy... tickle, tickle tummy.
Where are two eyes... peekaboo two eyes.
Where are two hands... happy clappy two hands.

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 Born to Read)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock baby)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (lift baby once)

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

Wheels on the Bus 

10 Little 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 large and clear pictures will be especially engaging for your baby because they are easiest for them to see.
 
 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June Tunes Storytime 6/6/17 and 6/7/17

Books read:
Old MacDonald loves things that go by Jane Clarke
We are the dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner

Other book suggestions:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.
If you're happy and you know it by James Warhola

ASL sign of the week: Music

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)

Let's get the rhythm (from Jbrary)
Let's get the rhythm of our knees (x3)
If you please
Let's get the rhythm of our knees.

Let's get the rhythm our our hands...
How grand...

Let's get the rhythm of our feet...
How neat...

Let's get the rhythm of our head...
Oh dread..

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.


Itsy Bitsy Spider

Wheels on the Bus 


Put your hands up high (from 2016 CSLP Manual)
Put your hands up high,
Put your hands down low,
Put your hands to the side,
And wiggle just so.
Put your elbows to the front.
Put your elbows in back.
Put your elbows to the side,
And "Quack, Quack, Quack!"

Slippery Fish (from Jbrary, found here)
Slippery fish, Slippery fish, (move hands together like a fish)
Sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, Slippery fish,
GULP, GULP. GULP!  (clap three times)
Oh no! It been eaten by an..

Octopus, Octopus, (wiggle arms)
Wiggling in the water,
Octopus, Octopus,
GULP, GULP, GULP!
Oh no! It's been eaten by a...

Great white shark, Great white shark, (hand on head like shark fin)
Lurking in the water,
Great white shark, Great white shark,
GULP, GULP, GULP!
Oh no! It's been eaten by a...

Humongous whale, Humongous whale, (hands out to side)
Spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, Humongous whale,
GULP, GULP, GULP!
BURP! 

Craft: We decorated a printout of a music note with torn paper.

Literacy tip of the week: Keep paper and crayons with you when you are on the go with your child. They can practice writing and drawing no matter where you are!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Baby Storytime 6/1/17

Book read: Big bug by Henry Cole

ASL sign of the week: Bug

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 springtime cheer!
Other actions can include stomping, jumping, twirling, etc. 

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)   

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 baby)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (lift baby once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (lift baby 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: Your baby's brain forms 1 million new neural connections every second. When you read, sing, talk and play you help these connections strengthen and develop.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Hot and Cold Storytime 5/30/17 and 5/31/17

Books read:
Mouse's first summer by Lauren Thompson
The very cold freezing no numbers day by Ashley Sorenson

Other books suggestions:
Bean and Hare: Snow by Emily Gravett
One hot summer day by Nina Crews

ASL signs of the week: Hot and Cold

Once there was a snowman (modified from Jbrary)
Once there was a snowman,
Tall, tall, tall.
In the sun he melted,
Small, small, small.

Watch the snowflakes (to the tune of "Frere Jacques", from Jen In The Library)
Watch the snowflakes, watch the snowflakes,
Falling down, falling down,
Oh so very slowly, Oh so very slowly,
To the ground, to the ground.

Did you ever see a snowman? (to the tune of "Did you ever see a Laddie?")
Did you ever see a snowman, a snowman, a snowman?
Did you ever see a snowman jump this way and that?
This way and that way and this way and that way.
Did you ever see a snowman jump this way and that?
Other verses can include spinning, stomping, clapping, etc.

Snowky Pokey (from Everything Preschool)
You put your right mitten in,
You take your right mitten out.
You put your right mitten in and you shake it all about.
You do the Snowky Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
Other verses can include boot, hat, whole self, etc.


Toaster Song (from Literary Commentary)
I'm toast in the toaster and I'm getting really hot, (bounce)
Tick tock, Tick tock, (rock back and forth)
Up I pop! (jump)

Waves at the Beach (to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus", from Preschool Education)
The waves at the beach go up and down, up and down, (move up and down)
The waves at the beach go up and down, all day long.

Other verses:
The crabs at the beach crawl back and forth, (crawl)
The lobsters at the beach go snap, snap, snap, (clap hands together)
The jellyfish at the beach go wibble, wobble wobble, (sway back and forth)

Let's go swimming by the Wiggles

Summer Days (from Hummingbird Educational Resources)
In the summer, when days are hot (wipe forehead)
I like to find a shady spot (sit)
And hardly move a single bit (stay still)
And sit, and sit, and sit, then ZIP! (jump up)

Craft: We colored a beach scene printout.

Literacy tip of the week: Summer road trips are a great time to talk with your child about the world around them and introduce new vocabulary!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Baby Storytime 5/25/17

Book read: Hooray for birds!

ASL sign of the week: Bird

My hands say hello (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Abby the Librarian)
My hands say hello
My hands say hello
Every time I see my friends
My hands say hello
Repeat using other body parts.

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.


Bouncing, Bouncing (adapted from NIEHS)
Bouncing, bouncing (bounce baby)
Hop, hop, hop! Hop, hop, hop!
Bouncing, bouncing bouncing,
Bouncing, bouncing,
Now we stop! (stop)
Other actions can include clapping, stomping, flying, etc. 


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! 

Twinkle Little Star

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: Even everyday activities can be great opportunities to introduce vocabulary. For instance during bath time you can introduce the words "sink" and "float".