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Lapsit Storytime – 10/16/17

Hi Guys,

This will actually be my last storytime post for a while. I will be going on maternity leave shortly, but I’ll try to keep up with my book reviews at least.

Here’s a list of what we did this week:

  1. Rhyme – Welcome, Welcome Everyone

  2. This is to the tune of twinkle, twinkle little star and it is my way to welcome my crew to storytime.

Welcome, welcome everyone

Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun!

First we’ll clap our hands just so,

Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.

Welcome, welcome everyone

Now you’re here, we’ll have some fun!

  1. ASL – Hello Friends

  2. I like to use sign language in my story time. We go over the signs for: Hello, Friends, Time and Say. Thanks to Jbrary for this one!

  3. Movement Exercise – Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

  4. Everyone knows this classic. We do it three times, faster and faster each time. By then end, all my sleepy kiddos are ready to go!

  5. Song w/ Movements – Roll, Roll, Roll Your Hands

  6. This is a classic and if you are not comfortable singing the song yourself, there are several versions you can download and play the music. This time I used a CD.

  7. Lap Bounce – Bumping Up and Down in my Little Red Wagon

  1. I did the first two verses of this classic rhyme. Baby bounced on our laps during first verse and during the second, every time we said “axles broken,” we would stop bouncing and dip baby to one side.

  2. Story – Peek-a-Boooo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti I did this one a little differently this time. I read each page and flipped the flap and then I had the grownups turn baby toward them and repeat each different peek-a-boo with baby.

  3. Bounce – This is the Way the Lady Rides

  4. This is one of my most popular bounces. We get faster and faster with each verse.

This is the way the lady rides

Lady ride, lady rides.

This the way on her way to town. 

(Repeat with Gentleman, Doctor and Cowboy.)

  1. Prop – Five Little Pumpkins

  2. I made my own gate and pumpkins and taped them to a white board. We then counted out the pumpkins and went through the rhyme together, pointing out each pumpkin as we went.

  3. Song – Tap Your Toes and Follow Me by Susan Salidor

  4. This is a song with minimal movements, perfect for baby storytime.

  5. Bounce – Going Up and Down in an Elevator

  6. Obviously we like our bounces. Baby goes up and down as you do the rhyme.

Going up and down in an elevator

Up and down in an elevator

Up and down in an elevator

First floor, second floor, third floor, Yay!

  1. Story – EEK! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton

  1. I love Sandra Boynton and her board books are great. I enlarged this boardbook on our printer and was able to make my own big book to read.

  2. Song w/ Shakers – Chugg-A-Lugg-A Choo-Choo by Johnette Downing

  3. I like to switch between a song with shakers and a song with scarves. This week we went with the shakers.

  4. Slow down Rhyme – Patty Cake

  5. Just a slow easy rhyme to ease on out with.

  6. ASL – Goodbye Friends

  7. We learn to say goodbye in ASL and use the same signs and song as our hello.

  8. Song – Goodbye, So long, Farewell My Friends by Music Together

  9. Just a slow, goodbye song I always put on as I open the doors to say goodbye.

How’d it go? This was a great storytime. We started to run out of time at the end so I nixed Patty Cake but other than that everything seemed to go as planned. We had a lot of late arrivals for some reason, so that sort of interrupted our flow a bit but we made do and had lots of fun!

That’s all for now!


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