Thursday, August 9, 2018

Baby Storytime 8/9/18

Book read: 
The bridge is up by Babs Bell

ASL sign of the week: Up

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)

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)

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.

Literacy tip of the week: Songs and books are a great way to teach babies basic concepts, such as "up" and "down".       

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Storytime Rocks Storytime 8/7/18

Book read:
Reading makes you feel good by Todd Parr

Wake up Feet (modified from Jbrary)
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!
Wake up and wiggle in the morning!
(for additional verses use different body parts)

Going to Storytime (with shakers, modified from 2014 ALA conference Guerilla Storytime)
We're going to storytime,
Our friends will be there too!
To read books, sing songs and have some fun it's true!
Shake it, baby, shake it!
Shake it if you can!
Shake it like a milkshake and pour it in a can!
Shake it to the bottom!
Shake it to the top!
Shake it round and round and round,
Until I tell you STOP!

I am a fine musician (from Storytime Out Loud)
I am a fine musician,
That's what people say.
And people come from all around,
Just to hear me play.
My tapping, my tapping,
They love to hear my tapping!
Repeat with other actions like shaking, singing, etc.

Mr. Eric's Jumping Song by Eric Litwin

The Freeze by Greg and Steve on "Kids in Motion" (with scarves)

Craft: We decorated guitar cutouts with torn paper.  

Literacy tip of the week: Share your favorite songs and books with your child. They will pick up on your enthusiasm!



Thursday, August 2, 2018

Baby Storytime 8/2/18

Book read: 
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

Wake up Feet (modified from Jbrary)
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!
Wake up and wiggle in the morning!
(for additional verses use different body parts)

This Is The Way (with scarves, from Mel's Desk)
This is the way we wash our arms,
Wash our arms, wash our arms.
This is the way we wash our arms,
When we're in the bathtub.
(repeat using legs, tummy, head, etc)


Popcorn Kernels (with scarves, from Jbrary
Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels,
In the pot. In the pot.
Shake them, shake them, shake them.
Shake them, shake them, shake them.
Till they pop! Till they pop!

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: Don't worry if your baby won't sit for a whole book. Even a few minutes at a time throughout the day quickly adds up!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Let's Play Storytime 7/31/18

Book read:
Play this book by Jessica Young

Other book suggestions:
Tip Tip, Dig Dig by Emma Garcia
Ol' Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein

Play the Guitar (from Storytime Out Loud)
Play the guitar, nice and slow.
Nice and slow, nice and slow.
Play the guitar, nice and slow.
Let's all play together!

Play the guitar really fast,
Really fast, really fast.
Play the guitar really fast.
Let's all play together!
Repeat with other instruments.

"I can shake my shaker egg" by Eric Litwin

Bread and Butter (modified from Project I am Abbey)
Bread and butter, toast and jam.
Shake your shakers as fast as you can!
Other verses: slowly as you can, loud as you can, soft as you can.

Old MacDonald Had a Band

Craft: We made shakers out of toilet paper tubes.

Literacy tip of the week: Handling instruments is a great way to develop the motor skills needed for writing.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Baby Storytime 7/26/18

Book read: 
10 Tiny Tickles 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.

This is a Choo-Choo Train
This is a choo-choo train (bounce)
Puffing down the track.
Now it's going forward. (lean forward)
Now it's going back. (lean back)
Now the bell is ringing.
And the whistle blows.
What a lot of noise it makes,
Everywhere it goes!

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: Let your baby play with and touch books. That is the way they learn how books work!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Let's Make Noise Storytime 7/24/18

Book read: 
Can you growl like a bear? by John Butler

Other book suggestions:
Dog's Noisy Day by Emma Dodd
Toot toot beep beep by Emma Garcia

Hands are Clapping (from Reading With Red)
Hands are clapping,
Clap, clap, clap,
Hands are clapping,
Clap, clap, clap,
Hands are clapping,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap your hands my darling!
Other actions can include stomping, spinning, jumping etc. 

We are the dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner  

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.

We went to the zoo one day (from 2018 CSLP manual, with animal puppets, to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb")
We went to the zoo one day, zoo one day, zoo one day.
We went to the zoo one day, and this is what we saw (name of animal).  

Literacy tip of the week: Playing with noises is an important way your child will explore the sounds in language.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Baby Storytime 7/19/18

Book read: 
Hello Baby by Mem Fox

ASL sign of the week: Hello

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)

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)

The 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: Running your finger along text as you read helps little ones learn what direction we read in.