Thursday, November 15, 2018

Baby Storytime 11/15/18

Book read: Please baby please by Spike Lee

We're clapping all together (to the tune of "Farmer in the Dell")
We're clapping all together,
We're clapping all together.
Hi-ho the derry-o.
We're clapping all together.
Other actions can include stomping, shaking, bouncing, etc.

Giddyup, Giddyup (from King County Library System)
Giddyup, giddyup ride to town, (bounce baby on your lap)
Giddyup, giddyup, up and down.
Giddyup fast, (bounce quickly)
Giddyup slow, (bounce slowly)
Giddyup, giddyup, WHOA! (dip baby backwards) 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Wheels on the bus

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (jump twice)

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air.

Literacy tip of the week: Talk to your baby, even before they can talk back. Responding to the sounds they make helps them learn how conversation works.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Noisy November Storytime 11/13/18 and 11/14/18

Book read: 
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear? by Bill Martin Jr. 

Other book suggestions:
The Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca McConnell
Dog's Noisy Day by Emma Dodd
Can you growl like a bear? by John Butler

We're Marching to the Beat (modified from Storytime Out Loud, done with shakers)
We're marching to the beat!
We're marching to the beat!
Hi-ho the derry-o,
We're marching to the beat!
Other actions can include shaking, jumping, clapping, etc.

Can you shake along with me? (from Jbrary)
Can you shake along with me,
Along with me, Along with me?
Can you shake along with me?
Put your shaker on your (insert body part)! 

Mama's Sleeping (from Getting Giggles)
Mama's sleeping, don't wake her up. (shake shakers quietly)
Mama's sleeping, don't wake her up.
Mama's sleeping don't wake her up.
Mama's sleeping don't wake her up.
We must be very quiet!

Wake up Mama! It's time to play! (shake shakers loudly)
Wake up Mama! It's time to play!
Wake up Mama! It's time to play!
Let's be very noisy!

Old MacDonald had a farm (with animals on parachute) 

Pop goes the weasel (with parachute)

Craft: We made shakers out of paper plates and beans.

Literacy tip of the week: Singing is a great for literacy development because it helps kids identify the sounds that make up words.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween Storytime 10/31/18

Book read:
Just say boo! by Susan Hood

Other book suggestions: 

Click Clack Boo by Doreen Cronin
Mouse's First Halloween by Lauren Thompson
If You're a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley

This is the way (Halloween version)
This is the way the monsters stomp, the monsters stomp, the monsters stomp.
This is the way the monsters stomp, on Halloween night!
Other verses: the bat flies, the pumpkin smiles, the werewolf howls, etc.

If you love Halloween (from Storytime Out Loud)
If you love Halloween, clap your hands.
If you love Halloween, clap your hands.
If you love Halloween and you really want to scream,
If you love Halloween clap your hands!
Other verses: Stomp your feet, say "BOO!", say "Trick or Treat!" 

We will stomp by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael

Little Ghost (from Perry Public Library)
Little ghost, little ghost, flying through the air. (move hands through air)
Little ghost, little ghost, tickling my hair. (tickle head)
Little ghost, little ghost, flying way down low. (bow down)
Little ghost, little ghost, tickling my toe. (touch toes)
Little ghost, little ghost circling all around. (spin in circle)
Little ghost, little ghost, please sit down. (sit down)

Craft: We glued cotton balls to a ghost template.

Literacy tip of the day: Playing pretend is a great way to practice the imaginative thinking involved in reading stories.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Baby Storytime 10/18/18

Book read:
My nose, your nose by Melanie Walsh

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap clap your hands, (clap hands)
Clap them now with me,
Clap your hands, let me see,
Clap them now with me.

Tap, tap tap your feet, (tap feet on the floor)
Tap them now with me,
Tap your feet, let me see,
Tap them now with me.

Shake, shake, shake your feet, (shake baby's feet back and forth)
Shake them now with me,
Shake your feet, let me see,
Shake them now with me.
(Other verses can include touching body parts, slapping knees, etc.)

Leaves are Falling (adapted from SuraLune Fairy Tales)
Leaves are falling, (wiggle fingers and move hands towards floor)
Leaves are falling,
All around. (spin)
All around.
They are falling softly,
Very, very softly.
To the ground.(touch ground) 

Wheels on the bus

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (jump twice)

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air. 

Where is Pumpkin? (with scarves, to the tune of "Frere Jacques", from Step by Step Childcare)
Where is pumpkin, where is pumpkin? (hide face)
Here I am! Here I am! (move scarf)
I am round and orange,
See my funny face? (make funny face)
Now you don't. (hide face)
Now you don't.

Literacy tip of the week: Books teach babies about themselves and the world. For instance "My Nose, Your Nose" teaches about the parts of the body.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pumpkin Storytime 10/16/18 and 10/17/18

Book read: 
Pumpkin Heads by Wendall Minor

Other book suggestions:
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
It's Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

ASL sign of the week: Pumpkin 

On our way to the pumpkin patch (from Storytimes and More, to the tune of "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush")
Here we go marching down the road, down the road,
Here we go marching down the road, on our way to the pumpkin patch!
Additional verses can include: running, tiptoeing, stomping, flying, etc. 

Pumpkin Chant (from Every Day is Storytime
Pumpkin, pumpkin, (pretend to slice bread)
Pumpkin bread!
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin head! (touch head)
Pumpkin, pumpkin
Pumpkin pie! (make circle with arms)
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin eye! (circles around eyes)
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin cake! (stir cake)
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Pumpkin shake! (shake body)  

Pumpkins, pumpkins (from Read Sing Play)
Pumpkins, pumpkins turn around
Pumpkins, pumpkins touch the ground.
Pumpkins, pumpkins slap your knees.
Pumpkins, pumpkins sit down please.

Where is Pumpkin? (with scarves, to the tune of "Frere Jacques", from Step by Step Childcare)
Where is pumpkin, where is pumpkin? (hide face)
Here I am! Here I am! (move scarf)
I am round and orange,
See my funny face? (make funny face)
Now you don't. (hide face)
Now you don't.

Bippity Boppity Boo (with scarves, modified from Storytime with Ms. Tara)
Bippity Boppity Boo, a pumpkin is on my shoe!
Bippity Boppity Bed, a pumpkin is on my head!
Bippity Boppity Bee, a pumpkin is on my knee!

Craft: We decorated pumpkin bingo dauber printables.

Literacy tip of the week: Playing with rhyme is a great way to explore the sounds in words with your child.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Baby Storytime 10/11/18

Book read:
How do you make a baby smile? by Philemon Sturges

We Hit the Floor Together (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Abby Librarian)
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
Because it's fun to do!
Repeat with different actions: clap hands, nod heads, sway side to side, say hello, etc.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes  

Dump Truck (from ALSC listserv)
Dump truck, dump truck (bounce baby on lap)
Bumping down the road.
Spilling gravel as we travel (rock child back and forth)
with our heavy load.
Dump truck, dump truck (bouncing)
DUMP! (tip child backwards)

Wheels on the bus

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)

Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (jump twice)

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air. 

Leaves are Falling (with parachute, adapted from SuraLune Fairy Tales)
Leaves are falling, (wiggle fingers and move hands towards floor)
Leaves are falling,
All around. (spin)
All around.
They are falling softly,
Very, very softly.
To the ground.(touch ground) 

Literacy tip of the week: Talk with your baby about the world around them. It is a great way to expose them to new vocabulary!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Friends Storytime 10/9/18 and 10/10/18

Book read:
Say hello like this! by Mary Murphy

ASL sign of the week: Friend

My hands say hello (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Abby the Librarian)
My hands say hello
My hands say hello
Every time I see my friends
My hands say hello
Repeat using other body parts.

Friend of Mine (to the tune of "Mary Had A Little Lamb", from Kelly's Kindergarten)
Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action) around with me?

If you're happy and you know it

Row, row, row your boat (with parachute) 

The chute is on my head (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Laughter and Literacy)
The chute is on my head, the chute is on my head!
Hi ho the dairy-o, the chute is on my head!
The chute goes up and down, the chute goes up and down!
Hi ho the dairy-o, the chute goes up and down!
The chute goes fast and slow, the chute goes fast and slow!
Hi ho the dairy-o, the chute goes fast and slow!
The chute is on my head, the chute is on my head!
Hi ho the dairy-o the chute is on my head!

Jim Gill's My Ups and Downs 

Craft: We colored a friends themed picture.

Literacy tip of the week: Crayons and markers are great practice for learning to write with a pencil.