Thursday, April 18, 2019

Baby Storytime 4/18/19

Book read:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin Jr.

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)


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!   

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.

Motorboat (with parachute)

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

Literacy tip of the week: Singable books, such as "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" are a great way to change up your reading routine.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ms. Kelly's Favorites Storytime 4/16/19 and 4/17/19

Book read: 
It looked like spilt milk by Charles Shaw

Other book suggestions:
Is everyone ready for fun? by Jan Thomas
Tap the magic tree by Christie Matheson
Play this book by Jessica Young

If you're a cloud and you know it
If you're a cloud and you know it float around (raise arms and sway)
If you're a cloud and you know it then you'll really want to show it.
If you're a cloud and you know it float around.
Other actions: Make it rain (wave hands to floor), Make it thunder (stomp) 

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!"

Monkey See, Monkey Do (from Perry Public Library)
Monkey see, monkey do,
Little monkey in the zoo,
Little monkey in the tree,
Can you (insert action) like me?

I've got rainbows in my bubbles (from Yogibrarian)
I've got rainbows in my bubbles yes I do.
I've got rainbows in my bubbles yes I do.
When I look up at the sun I've got rainbows everyone.
I've got rainbows in my bubbles yes I do.

Wheels on the bus

Popcorn, Popcorn (with parachute, from Storytime Katie)

Popcorn, popcorn, put it in the pot.
Shake it up! Shake it up! (shake baby chute)
Pop pop pop! (bounce chute three times)

Craft: We made cotton ball clouds.

Literacy tip of the week: Share your favorite books and songs with your little one! It will help them learn to place importance in books and words.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Baby Storytime 4/11/19

Book read:
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

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)


Baby Goes Bouncy Boo from Jbrary
Baby goes bouncy boo, (bounce baby on knees)
Baby goes bouncy by,
Baby goes bouncy be,
All upon my knee.

I'll bounce you to the left, (bounce to the left)
I'll bounce you to the right, (bounce to the right)
I'll bounce you up, (lift baby)
I'll bounce you down, (bring baby down)
I'll bounce you out of sight. (lift baby)

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.

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

Literacy tip of the week: No matter what you read to your baby the exposure to words and experience of time together will provide benefits later on.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Letter E Storytime 4/9/19 and 4/10/19

Book read: 
First the egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Other book suggestions: 
What to do if an elephant stands on your foot by Michelle Robinson
Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall
How do dinosaurs eat their food? by Jane Yolen

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)

Do your ears hang low? (with scarves)  

This is the way (from Miss Katie's Storytime Wiki)
This is the way I stomp my feet,
Stomp my feet, stomp my feet.
This is the way I stomp my feet,
Cause I'm an elephant!
Other actions can include: Wave trunk, shake tail, etc.

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.

Craft: We decorated a letter E with eye stickers.

Literacy tip of the week: Running your finger along text as you read helps your child learn the direction that words are read in English.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Baby Storytime 4/4/19

Book read:
Baby Day by Jane Goodwin and Davina Bell

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! 

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) 

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


Literacy tip of the week: Play is an important part of learning. It will introduce your baby to new words and ideas!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Money and Counting Storytime 4/2/19 and 4/3/19

Book read: 
Benny's Pennies by Pat Brisson

Counting Pokey (from A-Z Kids Stuff)
You put one finger up, (finger up)
You put one finger down. (finger down)
You put one finger up and you shake it all around. (shake finger)
You give a shakey-shakey and turn it all about,
That's how you learn to count! (continue singing as many numbers as desired)

Numbers Jump

Pop Goes the Weasel (with parachute)

Hickory Dickory Dock (with parachute)

Craft: We colored a money themed coloring page.

Literacy tip of the week: Singing a song with numbers is a great way to expose your child to number related vocabulary.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Baby Storytime 3/28/19

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?

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


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) 

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)

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: Babies need repetition to learn new words and concepts, so don't be afraid to repeat books and songs.