Thursday, October 16, 2014

Baby Storytime 10/16/14

Book read: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

ASL Signs of the Week: Mom and Dad

Toaster Song from Literary Commentary
I'm toast in the toaster and I'm getting really hot, (bounce baby)
Tick tock, Tick tock, (rock back and forth)
Up I pop! (lift baby)

Head and Shoulders Baby 1, 2, 3 (found at King County Library and Jbrary)
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3.
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3.
Head and shouders, head and shoulders,
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3.
(Additional verses can included any two body parts. Examples: Eyes and Ears, Tummy and Back, Knees and Toes)

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 baby in the air)
And he marched them down again (lower baby)
And when they're up, they're up. (lift baby's legs)
And when they're down their down. (lower baby's legs)
But when they're only halfway up (raise legs halfway)
They're neither up nor down.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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 heavey load.

Dump truck, dump truck (bouncing)
DUMP! (tip child backwards)

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 Born to Read)
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

Literacy tip of the week: Ask your baby simple questions as you read to them, even if they can't respond. The more you engage with your baby in this manner the more words they will learn to understand.

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