Baby Storytime: 12/9/19 – Bugs
Hello Rhyme – Hello Little Babies
I do a different hello rhyme each month.
Hello little babies, let’s stretch up high. Stretch so high, you reach the sky. Now wave little babies and say hello. Say hello, good morning.
ASL – BUG / ALL DONE / FRIENDS
For my babies I teach them three vocabulary words in American Sign Language each week. We do a lot of repeats and stick to the easy movement signs. I generally use Baby Sign Language.com to check my signs.
Song – Tap Your Toes and Follow Me
This is a fun song that is nice and slow to get those babies warmed up!
Board Book – Grandma’s Nursey Rhymes: Itsy Bitsy Spider by Petra Brown
I pass these out to encourage one-on-one reading. I thought we could read this version of The Itsy Bitsy Spider and then we will do the hand movements.
Rhyme – Itsy Bitsy Spider
The hand movements and singing to go with the read version.
Song – Baby Bumble Bee
My daughter loves this one. Not super interactive, so normally I wouldn’t do this one for storytime but it is fun to sing and we can pretend to catch, squash and wipe off the bumble bee.
Finger Play/Flannel – Here is a Beehive
I don’t have a picture of this one but I have a beehive on a Popsicle stick and a glove with bees on the fingers. This can also be done as a finger play.
Here is the beehive. Where are the bees? (hold up fist) Hidden away where nobody sees. (move other hand around fist) Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive (bend head close to fist) One, two, three, four, five. (hold fingers up one at a time) Bzzzzzzzz… all fly away! (wave fingers)
Rhyme – Bumble Bee
This is a new one for me but I thought it would be cute to do some body part identification with the babies.
Bumblebee, bumblebee, landing on my nose. Bumblebee, bumblebee, now he’s on my toes. On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows. Bumblebee, bumblebee he lands and then he goes. https://storytimekatie.com/2011/05/16/bugs/
Book – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A classic bug book!
Lift – Up, Up, Up
Up, up, up (lift baby up) Down, down, down (bring baby back down) Up, down, up, down (up and down motion) And tickles all around (tickle baby)
Bounce – Trot, Trot to Boston
Trot, trot to Boston Trot, trot to Lynn Trot, trot to grandma’s house, But don’t fall in!
Song/Shakers – I Really Love to Dance by Laurie Berkner
We always need a dance break at the end of storytime.
Song/Bubbles – Bubble Bath by Joanie Bartels
Bubbles are great because when we track the bubbles with our eyes, we are actually strengthening the eye muscles we later use when we learn to read.
Goodbye Rhyme – Goodbye Little Babies
Goodbye little babies, let’s touch our toes. Touch your toes, reach down low. Now wave little babies and say goodbye. Say goodbye, so long.
Song – Clean It Up by Laurie Berkner
Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by K. Guilmartin
How’d it go:
This was a big and “older” crowd than I am used to. A bit more running around and grabbing than usual. We seemed to enjoy our books and as always, bubbles are the real hit.
That’s all for now!