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Virtual Baby Storytime: 7/16/2020

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

Virtual Baby Storytime: 7/16/2020

This will probably be the last storytime I do before I go on maternity leave for three months. So hopefully it will be a fun one!


We love clapping, so for this one I thought we could clap out the letters of the world hello as we say them.

Let’s clap and say hello… H.E. L. L. O. H.E. L. L. O. H.E. L. L. O. Let’s clap and say good morning.

When Cows Get Up in the Morning


I may or may not break out a few puppets for this one. But it’s a great way to practice our animal sounds.

When cows get up in the morning, they always say hello. When cows get up in the morning, they always say hello. And what do they say? Mooooooooo And that is what they say. (Ducks, Pigs, Sheep)

BOOK – Mama’s Little Bear by Nancy Tafuri

I found this one when I was doing some weeding the other day and it was too cute to pass up. Tafuri just has the best books for the little guys. Big words and big picturer


For this one, I am going to give my caregivers a choice… pretend baby is a helicopter for the up/down/left/right or I will teach them the ASL sign for helicopter and we can do it that way.


Helicopter goes up Helicopter goes down Helicopter turns, turns all around Helicopter goes left Helicopter goes right Helicopter goes up, up, and out of sight (hands behind back)

BOOK – Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions by Abrams Appleseed

Babies love looking at faces and the faces of other babies, so I thought this would be a great, simple one for storytime.

Little Clapping Mouse

I was surprised how much of a hit this one was at my baby storytimes in the past, so I figured I’d try it virtually. Every star represents a clap.

Behind the tree * * And under the house * * There lived a teeny * * Tiny mouse * * She loved to sing * * She loved to tap * * But most of all ** She loved to clap * * She clapped all night * * She clapped all day * * She clapped to frighten * * The cat away * * * * * * * * (lots of claps)

Little Bunny in a Hat

This is a fun little finger play and if you have a bunny puppet or stuffy, even better!


Little bunny in a hat Sitting so still Will it come out? Yes it will! It looks to the left It looks to the right It looks straight ahead And pops out of sight.

BOOK – Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin

This one is probably going to be a little long for this crowd but I wanted to give it a try because it has a lot of the great elements of a story and it’s one I’ve been wanting to try.

Toast in the Toaster

Lifts, lifts we love our lifts!

Toast in the toaster Getting very hot! Tick-tock, tick-tock Up you pop!

This is the way the lady rides

This has been a bounce several librarians have already done in virtual storytime since the pandemic started but it is just so much and repetition is important.

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.

Our Hands Say Thank You…

Instead of goodbye, we are going to say thank you today!

Our hands say thank you with A clap, clap, clap; Our feet say thank you with a Tap, tap, tap. Clap, clap, clap! Tap, tap, tap! We roll our hands around, and say, “Good-bye.”

How’d it go:

This was my last storytime before my maternity leave and that’s probably good because I am getting wayy too out of breath 😛 But everything went very smoothly and I think we all had a good time!

That’s all for now!


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