Baby Storytime: 2/11/19
Hi Guys, I tried to incorporate a lot of LOOOVE into my baby storytime this week!
Here is what we did this week:
Hello Rhyme – Clap and Sing Hello
This is a new hello song for me so we will see how it goes. I created a flip-chart with “hello” on one side and “goodbye” on the other. Same words, just sub hello/goodbye.
ASL Baby Signs – LOVE / HEART / KISS
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 – Skinnamarink by Six Little Ducks
A song that ends with “I love you!” and has simple movements everyone knows.
Board Book – Snuggle Puppy! By Sandra Boynton
I reserved my boardbooks too late so instead of a Valentines Day one, I went with this fun one by Boynton. I pass out a copy to each caregiver and child to help promote one-on-one reading.
Rhyme – 1, 2, 3 Little Hearts
1 little, 2 little, 3 little hearts 4 little, 5 little, 6 little hearts 7 little, 8 little, 9 little hearts 10 little hearts and a kiss!
Rhyme/Flannel – Six Little Valentines
This is one I learned from a colleague and it is a nice surprise when the animals pop out of the envelopes.
6 little Valentines were sent to my house, The first one said, “I love you, From Mouse.”
5 little Valentines in my mailbox, The second one said, “Be mine, Love Fox.”
4 little Valentines full of love, The third one said, “You are sweet, From Dove.”
3 little Valentines just for me, The fourth one said, “Be my honey, Love Bee.”
2 little Valentine’s mailed with care, The fifth one said, “Here’s a hug, From Bear.”
The last little Valentine, from my friend Jay, This one said, “Happy Valentine’s Day!”
Stretch – Little Heart
This is such a sweet rhyme, so I thought it would be wonderful to share with the babies.
I have a little heart, (place hand over heart) And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times) It keeps right on beating, When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times) I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child) It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself) Credit: The Best Kids Book Site
Song/Sticks – Tapping on my Sticks by Kathy Reid-Naiman
I’ve never passed out rhythm sticks before but I have enough of them for my babies and thought I would give it a try.
Book – A Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy
Who doesn’t love giving baby lots of kisses near Valentines Day?!
Lift – Hug Your Baby
This is another 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.
Lift/Bounce – Giddy-Up, Giddy-Up
I love bounces!!!
Giddy-up, giddy up ride to town (bounce babies on knees) Giddy-up, giddy-up up and down (lift baby up and down) Giddy-up fast (bounce quickly) Giddy up slow (bounce slowly) Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (dip baby backwards gently)
Song/Shaker – Dinosaur Rock N Roll by Joanie Bartel
Shaker songs stump me. Please send some my way!
Song/Bubbles – Bubbles by Parachute Express
Kids love bubbles and they are great for strengthening the eye muscles that we later use for reading.
Goodbye Rhyme – Clap and Sing Goodbye
We end the same way we started.
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:
We started out with just two babies in this group–darn you weather!–but ended up with a good number. So I ended up readjusting a bit in the beginning and went back to my plan about halfway through. So we were a little frazzled but we definitely loved giving hugs and kisses in this loooove themed baby storytime!
That’s all for now!