Thursday, July 12, 2018

Baby Storytime 7/12/18

Book read: 
Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla

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?

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!

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

The chute is on my head (to the tune of "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!

Literacy tip of the week: Your baby develops positive associations with books when they spend time reading with you and other loved ones.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Let's Sing Storytime 7/10/18

Book read: 
The Little Ice Cream Truck by Margery Cuyler

Other book suggestions:
Old MacDonald's things that go by Jane Clarke
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Car by Kate Dopirak

ASL Sign of the Week: Music 

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)

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)  

Dino Ditty (to tune of "Do Wah Ditty", from Miss Meg's Storytime)
Here he comes just stomping down the street. (stomp)
Singing "Dino Ditty, ditty dum ditty do!"
Looking around for something good to eat. (look around)
Singing "Dino Ditty, ditty dum ditty do!"
He's big! He's strong! (flex muscles)
Won't be hungry very long! 

See the Little Bunnies Sleeping (adapted from Jbrary)
See the bunnies sleeping til it's nearly noon.
Come and let us gently wake them with a merry tune!
(sing softly, then repeat singing loudly to "wake up" the "bunnies") 

Craft: We decorated star templates with star stickers to use to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star".

Literacy tip of the week: Singing allows kids to more easily hear the syllables in words because the syllables often fall on different notes.

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.