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

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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?

Baby Storytime: 25

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Book:

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Oh, Daddy! by Bob Shea

Song:

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Action Rhyme:

“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)

Shared Book

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Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton

Action Rhyme:

“Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, show your shoes,

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, I love you.

(Most of my babies are on the older end for babystorytime so they’re practically toddlers, but this is easily adapted for baby babies i.e. caregiver hold the baby while standing, caregiver twist baby in lap instead of turning all around etc.)

Action Rhyme:

“Eye Winker”

Eye winker, (point to eyes)

Tom Tinker, (point to ears)

Nose smeller, (point to nose)

Mouth eater, (point to mouth)

Chin chopper, (tap chin)

Chin chopper, (tap chin)

Chin chopper, (tap chin)

Chin chopper, chin. (tickle under chin)

Book:

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Stanley the Builder by William Bee

Action Rhyme:

“Here are Grandma’s Glasses”

Here are Grandma’s glasses. (make circles over eyes)

Here is Grandma’s cap. (place hands on head)

This is how she folders her hands,

And puts them in her lap. (hands folded in lap).

Here are Grandpa’s glasses. (make circles over eyes)

And here is Grandpa’s hat. (hands make big hat)

And this is how he folds his arms- (folds arms)

Then he takes a nap (hands under cheek) 

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 24

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Book:

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Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon

Song:

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Shared Book

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Song:

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Book:

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This is NOT a Cat! by David LaRochelle

Action Rhyme:

“Five Fat Peas”

Five fat peas (make a fist)

In a pea pod pressed.

One grew, two grew,

So did all the rest. (Open fingers one by one)

They grew and grew,

And did not stop, (wiggle fingers)

Until at last,

That pea pod popped! (clap hands)

Closing Song