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Baby Storytime: 2/3/20 

Updated: Aug 10, 2021

Baby Storytime: 2/3/20 

Hello Rhyme – We Clap and Sing Hello

This is a simple rhyme with easy movements to do with baby.

We clap and sing hello, With our friends at storytime, We clap and sing hello! (Wave and sing hello; stomp and sing hello.)

We clap goodbye like this…. We wave goodbye like this…. We stomp goodbye like this… (



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 to check my signs.

Song – One Little Finger by Super Simple Songs

My daughter came home singing this one the other day and I couldn’t figure out what she was saying. Finally, I realized it was this song, which is actually pretty good for the younger guys.

Board Book – Tickle by Leslie Patricelli

Patricelli’s books are great and I love when we can tickle our babies. I pass the board books out to encourage one-on-one reading.

Rhyme – Tommy Thumbs Up

A classic simple rhyme to practice our finger movements.

Tommy Thumbs Up Tommy thumbs up, Tommy thumbs down Tommy thumbs dancing all over town. Dance them on your shoulders, Dance them on your head, Dance them on your knees, And tuck them into bed.

Prop – It’s So Much Fun To Share

This is one I have a magnet board for. It’s good for rhyming and visuals for the babies.

It’s so much fun to share It’s so much fun to share I have a hat I’ll share with a cat It’s so much fun to share. Sharing – Toddler Storytime

Song –  If Your Happy and You Know It by It’s Toddler Time

This is a slow version of the song. Better for caregivers to help the babies do the movements or identify body parts.

Rhyme – Slowly Slowly Very Slowly

This is a great one for interacting with baby.


Slowly, slowly, very slowly up the garden rail Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail Quickly, quickly, very quickly all around the house. Quickly, quickly, very quickly runs the garden mouse. (

Book – Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault

I must have done this one before but I just can’t remember. It’s multicultural and easy.

Lift – Going Up and Down in an Elevator

Probably my favorite part of storytime because I can see all the happy faces as the caregivers lift them up.

Going up and down in an elevator. Up and down in an elevator. Up and down in an elevator. 1st floor. 2nd floor. 3rd floor. DOWN!

Bounce –  Bouncing Bouncing

We love a good bounce.

Bouncing, Bouncing Baby on my Knee (bounce) Bouncing, bouncing baby 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce) Clapping, clapping baby on my knee (clap) Clapping, clapping baby 1 2 3! (big clap) Hugging, hugging baby on my knee (hug) Hugging, hugging baby 1 2 3! (hug or tilt)

Song/Shakers – Move Your Feet from Trolls

Another one my daughter loves, so why not mash it into my brain more!

Song/Bubbles – Took a bath in a washing machine by Jim Gill

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 – We Clap and Sing Goodbye

We end the same way we started.

Song – Clean It Up by Laurie Berkner

Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by K. Guilmartin

How’d it go:

Phew, I was not into doing storytime this morning but by the end all the smiling babies made it worth it!

That’s all for now!


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