Baby Storytime: 7/15/19
Baby Storytime: 7/15/19 – Animals
Hello Rhyme – Hello Little Babies
I needed a new baby rhyme and I couldn’t find one I liked, so I made this one up myself. Use it as you will!
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 – MORE / FRIENDS/ HAPPY
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 – We’re Tapping by Kathy Reid-NaimanThis is a song you can use with instruments but for my storytime we are going assign movements instead. Tapping=tapping feet; Ringing=clapping hands; Shaking=bouncing on lap.
Board Book – Baby Roar! Roar! by Dawn Sirett
I pass this one out to encourage one-on-one reading and I thought it would be fun to act out/do the noises of the animals.
Rhyme – Dance Your Fingers
This is a fun finger play. Instead of dancing our whole bodies we are dancing our fingers.
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down Dance them to the side and dance them all around. Dance them on our shoulders, dance them on your head. Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed!
Flannel/Puppet – Alligator, Alligator
I break out the puppet for this one but my grown ups can play along using their arms or hands as alligator teeth.
Alligator, alligator long and green. Alligator, alligator teeth so mean. Snapping at a frog. Snapping at a bee. Snapping at a fly but you can’t catch me!
Song – The More We Get Together by Raffi
Depending on how I feel, I may teach the ASL signs for this one beforehand but I think it’ll depend on my crew.
The more we get together Together, together The more we get together The happier we’ll be
‘Cause your friends are my friends And my friends are your friends The more we get together The happier we’ll be
Finger Play – Two Little Blackbirds
This one is a fun little finger play. I usually only do the first verse but the others are fun too.
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill One named Jack, the other named Jill Fly away Jack, fly away Jill Come back Jack, come back Jill
Two little blackbirds sitting on a stick One named slow, the other named quick Fly away slow, fly away quick Come back slow, come back quick
Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud One named soft, the other named loud Fly away soft, fly away loud Come back soft, come back loud
Rhyme – I’m a Little Tea Pot
Everyone knows this classic and for the babies we help them do it and then tip them at the end in our laps.
I’m a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle, here is my spout. When I get all steamed up, hear me shout. Tip, me over and pour me out!
Book – A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
When a bad day gets better. With big pictures and words and lots of fun animals, I thought this one would be stimulating for our little guys.
Lift – Up, Up, Up
This is one I made up and I think it’s fun!
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 – This is the way the lady rides
We love how this one goes faster and faster and faster!
This is the way the lady rides, Lady rides, lady rides, This is the way the lady rides. On her way to town.
This is the way the gentleman rides, Gentleman rides, gentleman rides, This is the way the gentleman rides. On his way to town.
This is the way the doctor rides, Doctor rides, doctor rides, This is the way the doctor rides. On his way to town.
This is the way the cowboy rides, Cowboy rides, cowboy rides, This is the way the cowboy rides. On his way to town.
Song/Shaker – Peppermint Twist by Dancin’ Magic
Just a fun, upbeat song to shake to.
Song/Bubbles – Took a Bath in a Washing Machine by Jim Gill
Kids love bubbles and they are great for strengthening the eye muscles that we later use for reading.
Goodbye Rhyme – Goodbye Little Babies
This is my goodbye version of the rhyme I made up for hello.
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
Any good clean up song will do. I like this one.
Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by K. Guilmartin
I will always put this one on in the background as everyone leaves because I just love it!
How’d it go:
Oh boy, do not play the music if you are doing the signs for “The More We Get Together.” It was wayyyy too fast! Other than that we had lots of fun and mostly babies too!
That’s all for now!