Thursday, February 13, 2020

Baby Storytime 2/13/20

Book read:
All kinds of kisses by Nancy Tafuri

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 love right here!
Other actions can include stomping, jumping, twirling, etc. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes 

Acka backa soda cracker (from Northport Library)
Acka backa soda cracker
Acka backa boo! (rock or bounce baby)
Acka backa soda cracker,
I love you! (give baby a hug)

Acka backa soda cracker,
Acka backa boo!
Acka backa soda cracker,
Up goes you! (lift baby)

Wheels on the bus

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Floating Bubble Song

Bouncing flannel "snowballs" on parachute

Row, row, row your boat (with parachute)

Literacy tip of the week: Encourage your baby to use their hands to do things like point to objects and pick up toys. This will help develop the strength and fine motor skills they will need for writing.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Things We Love Storytime 2/11/20 and 2/12/20

Book read: 
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?

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 love right here!
Other actions can include stomping, jumping, twirling, etc. 

Give Mom a Hug (from Storytime Katie)
Roar like a lion, growl like a bear, (growl/roar)
Give Mom a hug, show her you care.
Hop like a bunny, flap like a bird, (hop, then flap arms like wings)
Quiet as a mouse now, don't say a word. 

Everyone can shake (with shakers, modified from Jbrary)
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And now it's time to stop.
Additional verses: 
Everyone can tap, Everyone can clap, Everyone can wave, etc. 


1, 2 Shake It On Your Shoe (from Jbrary)
1, 2, shake it on your shoe.
3.4 shake it on the floor.
5. 6 shake it really quick.
7, 8 hold it up straight.
9, 10 shake it with your friends!

Craft: We made a collage out of Valentine's Day stickers.

Literacy tip of the week: Demonstrate your love of books by making sure your child sees you reading!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Baby Storytime 2/6/20

Book read: 
Are you sleeping? by Constanze von Kitzing

Where is Lion? (adapted a variety of animal puppets from "Where is Brown Bear?" found on Preschool Education)
Where is Lion?
Where is Lion?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you this winter?
Very very tired.
Go to sleep, go to sleep.

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!

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)

I'm a little cuckoo clock
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) 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Floating Bubble Song

Literacy tip of the week: Puppets are a fun way to change up the familiar stories and songs that you share with your child.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

February Funnies Storytime 2/5/20

Book read:
Spunky Little Monkey by Brian Won

Other book suggestions:
The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel
Cows to the rescue by John Himmelman
How to potty train your monster by Kelly DiPucchio

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

The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner

Jump Up, Turn Around by Jim Gill

The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Laurie Berkner 

Craft: We colored silly socks and decroated them with circle sticker "spots".

Literacy tip of the week: Reading funny stories together helps your child associate fun with books!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Baby Storytime

Book read: 
Up, up up, down by Kimberly Gee

Bumping up and down (from Jbrary)
Bumping up and down on my little blue sled, (bounce)
Bumping up and down on my little blue sled,
Bumping up and down on my little blue sled,
Won't you be my darling? (hug)
Other verses: Snow is falling down, Waving to my friends

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)

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


Wheels on the bus

I'm a little cuckoo clock
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) 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Floating Bubble Song

Row, row, row your boat (with parachute)

Bouncing flannel "snowballs" on the parachute

Literacy tip of the week: You can reinforce new words in a variety of fun ways. For instance we practiced "up" with lifts and songs and by lifting our "snowballs" up on the parachute.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Winter Fun Storytime 1/28/20 and 1/29/20

Book read: 
Bear and Hare: Snow! by Emily Gravett

Other book suggestions:
One Snowy Day by Diana Murray
Snowy Blowy Winter by Bob Raczka
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Saw a snowflake (modified from Preschool Express, to the tune of "My Darling Clementine")
Saw a snowflake,
Saw a snowflake,
Saw a snowflake falling down.
It was floating,
It was twirling.
As it spun around and round.

Once there was a snowman (modified from Jbrary)
Once there was a snowman,
Tall, tall, tall.
In the sun he melted,
Small, small, small.
  
Bears are Sleeping (to the tune of "Frere Jacques") (from King County Library System)
Bears are sleeping,
Bears are sleeping (pretend to sleep)
In their lairs,
In their lairs.
Soon it will be springtime,
Soon it will be springtime.
Wake up bears! Wake up bears! (pretend to wake up)

Bumping up and down (from Jbrary)
Bumping up and down on my little blue sled, (bounce)
Bumping up and down on my little blue sled,
Bumping up and down on my little blue sled,
Won't you be my darling? (hug)
Other verses: Snow is falling down, Waving to my friends

Snowball, Snowball (flannelboard, from Clinton Macomb Public Library Facebook)
Snowball, snowball, cold and round,
Under which mitten can you be found?

Craft: We did a winter sticker collage at one session and painted pictures of bears covered with snow in the other.

Literacy tip of the week: You can recreate games like "Snowball, Snowball" using things you have at home, like real mittens!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Baby Storytime 1/23/20

Book read:
Hello Baby by Mem Fox

Hello Everybody (modified from Jbrary)
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)

Silly Scarf Song (with scarves, modified from SurLaLune Storytime)
On my head, there is a scarf.
It is such a silly hat
And that scarf will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly scarf go?
(Repeat using foot, elbow and knee)
 
Peekaboo (with scarves)
 
I'm a little cuckoo clock
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)

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Floating Bubble Song

If you're happy and you know it (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!

Literacy tip of the week: Babies learn best from their caregivers, so it is just fine to stick to books, songs and rhymes that feel comfortable to you.