Thursday, June 14, 2018

Baby Storytime 6/14/18

Book read:
One Little Blueberry by Tammi Salzano

Hello Everybody (to the tune of from Jbrary)
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody can you touch your toes?
(Other actions can include clap your hands, jump up high, stomp your feet, etc)

Roly Poly (from Reading with Red)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, (roll hands)
Up Up Up! (lift hands high)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly (roll hands)
Down Down Down! (stomp feet)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly,  (roll hands)
Clap Clap Clap! (clap hands)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, (roll hands)
Lap Lap Lap! (touch lap)    

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: Learning about numbers through books and rhymes helps kids understand sequences. This comes in handy later on when they must understand the order of events in a story.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Things That Fly Storytime 6/12/18

Books read:
I love planes! by Philemon Sturges

Other book suggestions:
Planes by Byron Barton
I love bugs! by Emma Dodd

ASL sign of the week: Plane

I'm a little airplane (to the tune of "I'm a little teapot", from here)
I'm a little airplane, in the sky!
Here is my left wing and here is my right (reach one arm up at a time)
First I speed to take off (run)
Then I fly!
I tip my wings as I soar by!

The airplane song by Laurie Berkner

1, 2, 3 (with scarf, from Library Village)
1,2, 3 there's a bug on me!
Where did it go!
I don't know!

If You're a Bug and You Know It (from Librarian Lisa's Storytimes)

If you're a bee and you know it buzz like this "buzz, buzz".
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this “buzz, buzz”.
If you’re a bee and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this “buzz, buzz”

Additional verses:
If you’re a grasshopper…hop like this…
If you’re a caterpillar… eat a leaf “chomp, chomp”…
If you’re a butterfly … flap your wings

Craft: We colored a picture of a kite.

Literacy tip of the week: Change up the tune to familiar songs as you sing with your child. It is a great way to add some variety and impart new information.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Baby Storytime 6/7/18

Book read: 
Giddy-up! Let's ride! by Flora McDonnell 

Ride baby ride (from Jbrary)
Ride baby ride! ch ch ch (bounce baby)
Ride that horsey ride!
Ride baby ride! ch ch ch
Ride that horsey ride!
Other verses: clap baby clap, stomp baby stomp, etc. 

The horses are walking (from Jbrary)
Horse are walking, they're walking along, (walk or bounce baby)
Walking along, walking along.
The horses are walking, they're walking along.
Woah, Woah, Woah! (lean back)
Other verses: Trotting, Galloping

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

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: Describe what you and your baby are doing as you go about your day. It is a great way to expose them to as many words as possible.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Letter J Storytime 6/5/18

Book read:
Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins

Other book suggestions: 
Jump by Scott Fischer
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow 

Hello (modified from "Goodbye" by Yogibrarian)
Bread and butter, toast and jam,
Let's say hello as quiet as we can!
Hello! (in high squeaky voice)
Other verses: loud, fast, slow, high, low, etc.  

Jack in the Box (with scarves, from Jbrary)
Jack in the box,
Sits so still.
Will he come out?
Yes he will!

Mr. Eric's Jumping Song by the Learning Groove 

Jump up, Turn Around by Jim Gill

Craft:
We decorated parrots with torn paper and feathers.  

Literacy tip: Talking about the illustrations of a story helps your child realize that books are illustrated in all different ways. It also draws their attention to how the pictures help tell the story.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Baby Storytime 5/31/18

Book read:
Wake up, me! by Marnie McGee

A Bouncing We Will Go (from Jbrary)
A bouncing we will go,
A bouncing we will go,
High ho the derry-o
A bouncing we will go!
Other verses include a hugging we will go, a rocking we will go, a clapping we will go, etc.

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

Ride baby ride (from Jbrary)
Ride baby ride! ch ch ch (bounce baby)
Ride that horsey ride!
Ride baby ride! ch ch ch
Ride that horsey ride!
Other verses: clap baby clap, stomp baby stomp, etc. 

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: Even if they can't talk back, engaging in "conversation" with your baby is beneficial to their literacy development. It exposes them to new words and teaches them how conversation works.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Bug Storytime 5/29/18

Book read:
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

Other book suggestions:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
I love bugs by Emma Dodd

Can you move with me? (from Sunflower Storytime)
Can you wiggle like a worm?
Can you squiggle? Can you squirm?
Can you flutter? Can you fly like a gentle butterfly?
Can you crawl upon the ground?
Like a beetle that is round?
Can you move with me?

A fly is on my toe (with scarves, from Sunflower Storytime)
A fly is on my toe,
A fly is on my toe,
Hi-ho, just watch me blow,
A fly is on my toe.
Other verses: A fly is on my nose, my head, my elbow, my knee, etc. 

Hickity Pickity Bumblebee (with bug themed words, from Storytime Out Loud)
Hickity Pickity Bumblebee,
Won't you say a word for me?
Let's all shout it!
Let's all whisper it!
Let's all clap it!
Let's all stomp it!

Craft: We placed stickers on a template of a snail.

Literacy tip of the week: Clapping and stomping out words is a great way to emphasize the different syllables of each one.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Baby Storytime 5/24/18

Book read:
10 Tiny Babies by Karen Katz

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.

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!

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.

Row, row, row your boat with parachute

Literacy tip of the week: Bouncing songs help babies feel the sounds that make up words, which will help them as they learn to talk, read and write.