Thursday, February 14, 2019

Baby Storytime 2/15/19

Book read: 
Everything by Emma Dodd

Let's All Do a Little Clapping 
(Tune:"We Wish You a Merry Christmas", modified from Storytime Katie)
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
and spread love right here!
Other actions can include jumping, stomping, spinning, etc.


Baby Fell Into the Bathtub (modified from Perry Public Library)
Baby fell into the bathtub, (tip baby back as if falling)
Baby fell into the sink (repeat)
Baby fell into the raspberry jam (repeat)
And came out pink! (lift baby up)

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)  

Wheels on the bus

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.

Acka backa soda cracker (from Northport Library)
Acka backa soda cracker
Acka backa boo! (rock or bounce baby)
Acka backa soda cracker,
I love you! (give baby a hug)

Acka backa soda cracker,
Acka backa boo!
Acka backa soda cracker,
Up goes you! (lift baby) 

Literacy tip of the week: Pointing out pictures as you read with your baby will help introduce them to new vocabulary and new knowledge about the world.

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Books and Songs We Love Storytime 2/12/19 and 2/13/19

Book read: 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Other book suggestions:
Going on a bear hunt by Micheal Rosen
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Here we fly up, up, up (modified from Reading With Red)
Here we fly up, up, up! (reach up)
Here we fly down, down, down! (touch floor)
Here we fly back and forth! (sway side to side)
And here we fly round and round! (turn around)

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

The Freeze (on Kids in Motion)

The Wheels on the Bus

Craft: We decorated a butterfly template with pieces of tissue paper.

Literacy tip of the week: Sharing books and songs you love will help your child develop positive associations to them as well.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Baby Storytime 2/7/19

Book read: 
5 Little Ducks by Denise Fleming

Come along and march with me (from Storytime Underground)
Come and march along with me,
Along with me.
Come and march along with me,
So early in the morning.
(other actions can include spinning, hopping, bouncing, flying, etc)

We bounce and stop (from Jbrary)
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Bounce your baby right to the top! 

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)  

Wheels on the bus


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.

If you're happy and you know it (with parachute) 

Literacy tip of the week: Rocking and bouncing are great ways to help your baby feel the sounds that make up words.

Winter Storytime 2/4/19 and 2/5/19

Book read: 
One Snowy Day by Diana Murray

Other book suggestions:
Winter is here by Kevin Henkes
Snowy Blowy Winter by Bob Raczka
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Let's All Do a Little Clapping 
(Tune:"We Wish You a Merry Christmas", modified from Storytime Katie)
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
and spread winter cheer!
Other actions can include stomping, jumping, twirling, etc. 

Snowky Pokey (from Everything Preschool)
You put your right mitten in,
You take your right mitten out.
You put your right mitten in and you shake it all about.
You do the Snowky Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
Other verses can include boot, hat, whole self, etc.

Saw a snowflake (modified from Preschool Express, to the tune of "My Darling Clementine")
Saw a snowflake,
Saw a snowflake,
Saw a snowflake falling down.
It was floating,
It was twirling.
As it spun around and round.

Craft: We decorated a mitten template with torn yarn.

Literacy tip of the week: Label and describe things you see as you go about your day with your child. The more times they hear new words the more words will be in their vocabulary.
 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Letter G Storytime 1/29/19 and 1/30/19

Book read: 
Go away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberly 

Monsters Galore (modified from Storytime Katie)
Monsters galore, can you roar? (roar)
Monsters galore, can you soar? (fly)
Monsters galore, can you snore? (pretend to sleep)
Monsters galore, fall on the floor! (fall down)

The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner

The Grand Old Duke of York

The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill (lift arms in the air)
And he marched them down again (touch ground)
And when they're up, they're up. (lift arms)
And when they're down they're down. (touch ground)
But when they're only halfway up (raise hands halfway)
They're neither up nor down. (reach up then down) 

Green Says Go (from Storytime Katie)
Green says "Go!" (march quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says "Slow!" (march slowly)
Slow! Slow! Slow!
Red says "Stop!"
Stop! Stop! Stop! (stop)
Go! Go! Go!
Slow! Slow! Slow!
Stop! 

Craft: We decorated a print out of a gumball machine with round stickers.

Literacy tip of the week: Playing with letter sounds is a great way to prepare your child for learning to read.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Baby Storytime 1/24/19

Book read:
Baby Love by Angela DiTerlizzi

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.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Hippety Hop (from Perry Public Library)

Hip, hip, hippety hop, (bounce baby)
Hippety, hippety hop,
We'll hop around the room today,
Until it's time to stop! (stop) 

Let's Go Riding in an Elevator (from Jbrary)
Let's go riding in an elevator (hold baby in front of you)
An elevator, elevator. (rock back and forth)
Let's go riding in an elevator!
First floor (lift baby, raise up on each floor)
Second floor,
Third floor,
Fourth floor,
Down, down, down! (bring baby down to ground)
 
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)  

Wheels on the bus


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: Anything you read your baby exposes them to words and language. Feel free to read aloud to them from materials of all kinds.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Winter Blues Storytime 1/22/19 and 1/23/19

Book read: 
What's the matter Bunny Blue? by Nicola Smee

Other book suggestions: 
Baby Bear sees blue by Ashley Wolff
Have you seen my new blue socks? by Eve Bunting
Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

If you like blue (to the tune of "Did you ever see a lassie?")
If you like blue, like blue, like blue,
If you like blue clap your hands!
If you like blue, like blue, like blue,
If you like blue jump up and down!
Other actions can include stomp your feet, spin all around, etc.

The Boat on the Waves (to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus")
The boat on the waves goes rock, rock, rock,
Rock, Rock, Rock. (stand and rock back and forth)
The boat on the waves goes rock, rock, rock,
All around the lake.

The wind in the sails goes swish, swish, swish,
Swish, Swish, Swish. (swing arms back and forth)
The wind in the sails goes swish, swish,
All around the lake.

The waves on the lake go up and down,
up and down, up and down, (alternate bending knees and standing up)
The waves on the lake go up an down,
All around the lake.

Blueberry Roll (from Canton Public Library)
Five little blueberries sitting in a bowl,
One fell down and it started to ROLL!
It rolled off the table and under my seat.
How many blueberries are there left to eat? 
Repeat and count down to zero

My blue sailboat by Laurie Berkner

One little fish (with scarves, from Jbrary)
One little fish,
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Pop, pop, pop!

Literacy tip of the week: Counting rhymes such as "Blueberry Roll" help prepare kids to understand sequences of events, such as those that occur in a story.