Baby Storytime: 31

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Where is Thumbkin”

Book:

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Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Feltboard:

“Two Little Black Birds”

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree,

One named Jack, one named Jill.

Fly away Jack. Fly away Jill.

Fly back Jill. Fly back Jack.

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree.

Action Rhyme:

“Baby Hokey Pokey”

Hokey Pokey, but babies remained seated, and only arm and leg verses are used.

Shared Book:image

Spot’s First Shapes by Eric Hill

Action Rhyme:

“Jelly”

Jelly on my head, jelly on my toes.

Jelly on my shirt, jelly on my nose.

Jelly on my belly. Jelly is my favorite food,

And when I’m in a jelly mood,

I can’t ever get enough,

Of that yummy, yummy stuff!

Book:

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Perfect Square by Michael Hall

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Closing Song

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Baby Storytime: 30

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Feltboard:

“Two Little Black Birds”

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree,

One named Jack, one named Jill.

Fly away Jack. Fly away Jill.

Fly back Jill. Fly back Jack.

Two little blackbirds sitting in a tree.

Book:

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No Nap! Yes Nap! by Margie Palatini

Action Rhyme:

“Baby’s Bellybutton”

These are baby’s fingers,

These are baby’s toes,

This is baby’s bellybutton,

Round and round it goes.

Shared Book:

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Yawn by Sally Symes

Action Rhyme:

“Teddy Bear”

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, show your shoe.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, I love you.

Song

“Row, row, row your boat”

Book:

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Overboard by Sarah Weeks

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 29

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Shared Book:

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It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

Action Rhyme:

“I’m Bouncing”

I’m bouncing, bouncing everywhere (bounce child on knees)

I bounce and bounce into the air (raise child up)

I’m bouncing, bouncing like a ball,

I bounce and bounce, then down I fall (let child slip through knees)

x2

Book:

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Overboard by Sarah Weeks

Action Rhyme:

“Eye Winker”

Eye winker (point to eyes)

Tom tinker (point to ears)

Mouth eater (point to mouth)

Chin chopper (point to chin)

Chin chopper, chin chopper, chin chopper,

Chin chopper, chin (tickle under chin)

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Shared Book:

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Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton

Action Rhyme:

“Where is Thumbkin”

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 28

 

 Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Book:

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Nose to Toes You Are Yummy by Tim Harrington

Song:

Head Shoulders Knees ad Toes

Action Rhyme:

“Little Red Wagon”

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,

Won’t you be my darling?

x2

Shared Book:

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Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church

Action Rhyme:

“Baby’s Bellybutton”

Here are baby’s fingers (touch fingers)

Here are baby’s toes (touch toes)

Here is baby’s belly (touch belly)

Round and round it goes (tickle belly)

Book:

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My Heart is like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Song:

“Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 27

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Action Rhyme:

“Where is Thumbkin?”

Shared Book:

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Caroline Jayne Church

Song:

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Book

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If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

Action Rhyme:

“Bounce”

I bounce you here,

I bounce you there.

I bounce you, bounce you, bounce you everywhere.

I tickle you…

I hug you…

Shared Book:

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Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 26

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Book:

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Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Action Rhyme:

“What Do I See?”

With one finger, draw a circle on baby’s knee; at the end gently tickle baby’s knee

What do I see? Baby’s knee.

Tickly, tickly, tic, tac, tee.

One for a penny, two for a pound,

Tickly, tickly, ’round and ’round.

Shared Book

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Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church

Action Rhyme:

“Baby Bye”

Baby bye, (flutter fingers above baby)

There’s a fly,

We will watch him,

You and I.

There he goes, (creep fingers from baby’s toes to nose)

On his toes,

Right up to your

Nose, nose, nose (tap baby’s nose three times)

Book:

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Mine! by Jeff Mack

Action Rhyme:

“One Arm and One Leg”

One arm goes up,

One arm goes down.

One arm goes up and down.

Two arms go up,

Two arms go down.

Two arms go up and down.

One leg goes up,

One leg goes down.

One leg goes up and down.

Two legs go up,

Two legs go down.

Two legs go up and down.

Two arms and two legs go up.

Two arms and two legs go down.

Two arms and two legs go up and down.

Closing Song

Baby Storytime Rhyme Conundrum

Has anyone else noticed that many baby storytime rhymes/tickles/finger plays etc. are “he” oriented. Like:

“There Was a Little Mouse”

There was a little mouse, (gently tickle child)

Looking for his house, (gently tickle child)

Not here, (gently tickle child)

Not here, (gently tickle child)

But here, here, here! (tickle tummy)

And

“Round and Round the Garden”

Round and round the garden, (make a circle in child’s palm)

Goes the teddy bear.

One step, two steps, (fingers walk up child’s arm)

Tickle you under there. (tickle child under arm)

Round and round the haystack, (make a circle in child’s other palm)

Goes the little mouse.

One step, two steps, (fingers walk up child’s arm)

Into his little house. (tickle child under arm).

And

“Hurry Scurry Little Mouse”

Hurry scurry little mouse,

Starts down at your toes (touch baby’s toes)

Hurry scurry little mouse,

Past your knees he goes (walk fingers to baby’s knees)

Hurry scurry little mouse,

Past where your tummy is (tickle baby’s tummy)

Hurry scurry little mouse,

Gives you a mousy kiss (kiss baby or make kissy noises)

And

“Bumblebee”

Bumblebee was in the barn

Carrying her dinner under her arm

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…zt!

Does “he” and “his” rhyme better? Sometimes I’m able to change it to her (I changed the “Bumblebee” rhyme to her in storytime), but other times it just doesn’t feel right. But, maybe that’s habit and I need to put in more effort to be aware and break that habit. Has anyone else noticed this? Does it bother anyone else?