Thursday, October 19, 2017

Baby Storytime 10/19/17

Book read:
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Emma Garcia

ASL sign of the week: Train

They're a part of me (to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus", from Miss Meg's Storytime)
I can make my hands go
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap.
Because they're a part of me.
Other verses: Feet go stomp, lips go kiss, 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)   

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)  

Itsy Bitsy Spider  

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.

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!

Literacy tip of the week: Read anything and everything to your baby. No matter what you are reading material you choose they will benefit from it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cat Storytime 10/16/17 and 10/17/17

Books read: 
Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj
I love cats by Sue Stainton

ASL sign of the week: Cat

If you're a cat and you know it (to the tune of "If you're happy and you know it")
If you're a cat and you know it say meow, (meow)
If you're a cat and you know it say meow.
If you're a cat and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you're a cat and you know it saw meow.

If you're a cat and you know it lick your paws, (pretend to lick hands)
If you're a cat and you know it lick your paws,
If you're a cat and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you're a cat and you know it lick your paws.

If you're a cat and you know it pounce like this, (pretend to pounce on hands and knees)
If you're a cat and you know it pounce like this,
If you're a cat and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you're a cat and you know it pounce like this.

Five Kittens
Five little kittens standing in a row
They nod their heads to the children so. (nod)
They run to the left, they run to the right (run to the left and then to the right)
They stand and stretch in the bright sunlight. (stretch tall)
Along comes a dog that's in for some fun.
MEOW! See those kittens run! (run)

My Little Kitty (to the tune of Shortin' Bread)
My little kitty loves running, running,
My little kitty loves running fast.
My little kitty loves jumping, jumping,
My little kitty loves jumping high.
Other actions can include: Spinning around, Shaking quick, etc.

I'm a little kitty cat (from Jbrary
I'm a little kitty cat,
Nice and sweet.
Here are my whiskers, (make whiskers by face)
Here are my feet. (touch feet)
When I go out hunting, mice beware.
Or you might just have a scare!

Five little lions (from Jen in the Library)
One little lion, roaring at the zoo.
Called for another: ROAR!
Then there were two.

Two little lions, underneath a tree.
Called for another: ROAR! ROAR!
Then there were three.

Three little lions who heard a distant roar.
Called for another: ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
Then there were four.

Four little lions, happy and alive.
Called for antoher: ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
Then there were five.

Five little lions.
ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
Ran off to play
and then there were no more.

I've got a cat on my knee (with scarves, from Storytime Kids, to the tune of "Skip to my Loo")
I've got a cat on my knee,
I've got a cat on my knee,
I've got a cat on my knee,
Meow, meow, meow, meow!
Move to other body parts for additional verses.

Who has the ball?
One child sits facing the opposite way while a ball of yarn is hidden behind another child. They must guess who has it.

Craft: We decorated a cat template with torn pieces of yarn.

Literacy tip of the week: Connecting ideas in stories to things in your child's life will help them learn to make connections as they begin to read on their own.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Baby Storytime 10/12/17

Book read:
Show me happy by Kathryn Madeline Allen

ASL sign of the week: Happy

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?

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)

Where is Big Toe? (with scarves, to the tune of "Where is Thumbkin?", from Library Meow)
Where is big toe?
Where is big toe?
Here I am! Here I am!
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe,
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe.
My big toe. My big toe.

Other verses can include:
Where is elbow...bendy, bendy elbow.
Where is tummy... tickle, tickle tummy.
Where are two eyes... peekaboo two eyes.
Where are two hands... happy clappy two hands.

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.

Row row row your boat (with parachute) 

The Elevator Song (with parachute, from Jbrary)

Oh the city is great and the city is grand.
There's a whole lot of people on a little piece of land.
And we live way up on the 57th floor.
This is what we do when we go out the door:
We take the elevator up and the elevator down.
We take the elevator up and the elevator down.
And we turn around.

Literacy tip of the week: Grasping toys and props as you play and sing will help your baby develop the fine motor skills they need for writing.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ms. Kelly's Favorites Storytime: 10/9/17 and 10/10/17

Books read:
Mother Bruce by Ryan Higgins
Hi Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter

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 some fall cheer!
Other actions can include stomping, jumping, twirling, etc.  

Dancing Animals (from Librarian Lisa's Storytimes)
This is the way the bunnies hop,
The bunnies hop,
This is the way the bunnies hop,
So early in the morning!
(Other actions can include any other animal and accompanying movement) 


Let's get the rhythm (from Jbrary)
Let's get the rhythm of our knees (x3)
If you please
Let's get the rhythm of our knees.

Let's get the rhythm our our hands...
How grand...

Let's get the rhythm of our feet...
How neat...

Let's get the rhythm of our head...
Oh dread..

Put your hands up high (from 2016 CSLP Manual)
Put your hands up high,
Put your hands down low,
Put your hands to the side,
And wiggle just so.
Put your elbows to the front.
Put your elbows in back.
Put your elbows to the side,
And "Quack, Quack, Quack!"

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes 

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)

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.

I know a chicken by Laurie Berkner

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!  

Craft: We made turtles out of paper plate shells and construction paper decorations.  

Literacy tip of the week: Using shakers while singing is a fun way to emphasize the parts that make up words.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Baby Storytime 10/5/17

Book read: Rock-a-bye baby by Jane Cabrera

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)


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)

If you're happy and you know it

Peekaboo (with scarves, from Jbrary
Peekaboo, peekaboo,
I see you! I see you!
I see your button nose.
I see your tiny toes.
Peekaboo! Peekaboo!

Wave your scarf (to the tune of "Frere Jacques" from Jbrary)
Wave your scarf up and down,
Up and down, up and down.
Wave your scarf up and down.
Wave your scarf!
Other verses can include: fast and slow, high and low, around and around, left and right, etc)

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock baby)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (lift baby once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (lift baby 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: Singable books are a great choice to read with your baby. Singing puts syllables on different notes, which helps little ones learn to identify them.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Letter O Storytime 10/2/17 and 10/3/17

Books read: 
I'm the biggest thing in the ocean by Kevin Sherry
Wow! said the owl by Tim Hopgood

Other book suggestions:
Old MacDonald's things that go by Jane Clarke
I'm not cute by Jonathan Allen

ASL sign of the week: Letter O

Just like an owl (to "London Bridges", from Literary Hoots)
Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around.
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.
Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide.
Open your eyes big and wide, just like an owl.
Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along.
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.

Slippery Fish (from Jbrary, found here)
Slippery fish, Slippery fish, (move hands together like a fish)
Sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, Slippery fish,
GULP, GULP. GULP!  (clap three times)
Oh no! It been eaten by an..

Octopus, Octopus, (wiggle arms)
Wiggling in the water,
Octopus, Octopus,
GULP, GULP, GULP!
Oh no! It's been eaten by a...

Great white shark, Great white shark, (hand on head like shark fin)
Lurking in the water,
Great white shark, Great white shark,
GULP, GULP, GULP!
Oh no! It's been eaten by a...

Humongous whale, Humongous whale, (hands out to side)
Spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, Humongous whale,
GULP, GULP, GULP!
BURP!

I can run as fast as you (from A Library Geek)
I can run as fast as you,
I can run as fast as you,
I can run as fast as you,
Running on the spot!

Other verses:
I can walk as slow as you.
I can jump as high as you.
I can crouch as low as you. 

This is Big (from Mel's Desk)
This is big, big, big. (arms wide)
This is small, small, small. (bring arms together)
This is short, short, short. (crouch down)
This is tall, tall, tall. (reach high)
This is fast, fast, fast. (run fast)
This is slow, slow, slow. (run slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes. (shake head yes)
This is no, no, no. (shake head no)

The Waves in the Sea (to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus", from AnnesLibraryLife)
The waves in the sea go up and down, (bend knees up and down)
Up and down, up and down,
The waves in the sea go up and down,
Up and down, up and down,
The waves in the sea go up and down,
All day long.

Additional verses:
The shark in the sea goes snap, snap, snap (clap hands)
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish, (swish hands back and forth)
The boats in the sea go toot, toot, toot, (pretend to honk horn)

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!

Craft: We made ocean collages using blue paper and fish stickers.
 
Literacy tip of the week: Making motions with fingers and hands during songs is great for your child's fine motor skills.
 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Baby Storytime 9/28/17

Book read: Little White Fish is so happy by Guido Van Genechten

ASL sign of the week: Fish

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 some fall cheer!

Way up high in the apple tree (modified from Literary Commentary)
Way up high in the apple tree, (lift arms)
10 little apples smiled at me!
I shook that tree as hard as I could, (shake back and forth)
Down came the apple, (wave hands towards ground)
Boy was it good!

Five Little Monkeys (as a bounce)

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)

Tick tock, tick tock, (rock baby)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (lift baby once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (lift baby 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.

The airplane song by Laurie Berkner

Literacy tip of the week: Songs and bounces can be done with a variety of different movements as your baby grows. For instance, bouncing songs can become jumping songs as they develop that skill.