Baby Storytime: 7/8/19 Counting
Baby Storytime: 7/8/19
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 – NUMBERS / 1-5
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 – Hands are for Clapping by Jim Gill
This is one I use a lot. It’s great for a warm up and has very simple movements to do with our babies.
Board Book – Count with Little Fish by Lucy Cousins
I’ve done one of the little fish one’s by Cousins before and it went over great. We’re going to count today.
Rhyme – This is Big, Big, Big
I love this one. It’s so much fun to make the movements and it actually starts to get the kids thinking about opposites.
This is big big big (hold arms out to side) This is small small small (cup hands together) This is short short short (hold hands with palms facing each other) This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head) This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly) This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly) This is yes yes yes (nod) This is no no no (shake head)
Flannel/Puppet – Here is a beehive
I have a black glove with bumble bees attached to the fingers that I put on for this one. Then I have my beehive on a popsicle stick. You can also do this as a finger play with your fist and fingers.
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)
Song – Shake Your Scarves by Johnette Downing
We’ve been enjoying our scarves lately, so I thought I’d break this one out again.
Rhyme – Fe Fi Fo Fum
This is a finger stretch we can use to begin to develop our dexterity.
Fe fi fo fum. (Touch each finger with thumb-one finger per syllable.) See my fingers. (Hold up four fingers.) See my thumb. (Hold up thumb.) Fe fi fo fum. (Touch each finger with thumb again.)
Stretch – Fingers Like to Wiggle Waggle
A little wiggle, a little waggle, a lot of fun!
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle. Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle. WAY UP HIGH! Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle. Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle. WAY DOWN LOW! How else do fingers like to wiggle? (wiggle on different body parts)
Book – Ten Tiny Babies by Karen Katz
Who doesn’t like counting babies? I know I do!
Lift – Icka Bicka Soda Cracker
This ones been around a long time but I’ve never done it before. It’s super fun to say!
Icka bicka soda cracker, icka bicka boo Icka bicka soda cracker, up goes you! (lift baby) Icka bicka soda cracker, icka bicka boo Icka bicka soda cracker, I love you! (hugs and kisses)
Bounce – Rock the Baby
This is one I found online. It sounds really cute, so I am excited to try it.
Rock the baby, rock the baby, 1-2-3 Watch the baby, watch the baby, smile at me Bounce the baby, bounce the baby, on your lap Don’t forget to teach the baby how to clap: clap, clap, clap, clap!
Song/Shaker – Dinosaur Rock’NRoll by Joanie Bartels
Just a good song to shake to. Gotta have a good beat!
Song/Bubbles – Bubble Bath by Bathtime Magic
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:
Small group with the torrential rains we are getting this morning. And we were all a little sleepy, so it was a sleepy little storytime. But we still had fun and it got us moving!
That’s all for now!