Thursday, August 6, 2015

Baby Storytime 8/6/15

Book read:
Say Hello Like This! by Mary Murphy

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)

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Walking, Walking (to the tune of Frere Jacques, from NIEHS)

Walking, walking,
Walking walking.
Hop, hop, hop!
Hop, hop, hop!
Walking, walking, walking,
Walking, walking, walking,
Now we stop! Now we stop!
(Other actions could include swaying, running, flying, etc)

Popcorn (from Library Meow)
I'm a piece of popcorn (rock baby)
Put me in the pot (drop baby down)
Shake me, shake me (wiggle baby)
Watch me POP! (lift baby in the air) 

This Is The Way (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)

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! (touch baby's toe)
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.

Old McDonald Had a Farm (with stuffed animals)

I'm a little cuckoo clock (adapted from Born to Read)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock! (jump twice)

Wheels on the bus 

Literacy tip of the week: Songs are a great way to introduce new vocabulary to your baby!

All About Me Storytime 8/4/15 and 8/5/15

Books read: 
My nose, your nose by Melanie Walsh
I'm me! by Sara Sheridan

Other book suggestions:
I'm gonna like me! by Jamie Lee Curtis
I like me! by Nancy Carlson

ASL Sign of the Week: Book

I have a nose (modified from Stillwater Library)
On my face I have a nose (touch nose)
Way down here I have ten toes (touch toes)
I have two eyes that I can blink (touch eyes)
I have a hed to help me think (touch head)
I have a chin and very near (touch chin)
I have two ears so I can hear (point to ears)
Here are my arms to hold up high,
I can almost touch the sky!

Touch game (from Stillwater Library)
Touch your nose,
Touch your chin
That's the way this game begins
Touch your eyes
Touch your knees
Now pretend you are going to sneez
Touch your hair
Touch one ear
Touch your two red lips right here
Touch your elbows where they bend
That's the way the touch game ends.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes 

If you're happy and you know it 

I can!
Chanting "I can" followed by having the children repeat different actions. (ex. Running, Jumping, Spinning, Stomping Feet, Clapping Hands)

I am special (with mirror, from Teach Preschool)
I am special,
I am special,
Look at me!
Look at me!
I am very special,
I am very special,
Look at me!
Look at me!

Rhythm in my fingers by Jim Gill

Can't wait to celebrate by Jim Gill

Craft: We decorated our names with torn paper.

Literacy tip of the week: Choose books based on your child's interest. It is a great way to get them to develop a love of reading!