Baby Storytime: 42

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Baby Sign:

Hurt

Book:

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Ten Little Fingers, Two Little Hands by Kristy Dempse

Action Rhyme:

“Baby’s Bellybutton”

These are baby’s fingers,

These are baby’s toes,

This is baby’s belly button,

Round and round it goes.

Shared Book

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Baby Faces by Margaret Miller

Feltboard:

“Four Sheep”

Counting sheep, counting sheep,

Helps my mommy fall to sleep.

One sheep, two sheep,

Three sheep, four.

Now my mommy begins to snore.

Action Rhyme:

“Ten Little Chickens”

Five eggs, (hold up one hand)

and Five eggs, (hold up other hand)

Makes ten.

Sitting on top is Mother Hen. (fold one hand over the other)

Crackle, Crackle, Crackle, (clap, clap, clap)

What do I see?

Ten fuzzy chickens, (hold up both hands)

As yellow as can be!

Book:

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Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka

Song:

“Baby Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Closing Song

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Baby Storytime: 41

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Baby Sign:

Bed

Book:

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Tuck-in Time by Carole Gerber

Action Rhyme:

“Chin Chopper”

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,
Chin chopper,
Chin chopper, chin. (gently tickle under chin)

Shared Book

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The Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell

Feltboard:

“Four Sheep”

Counting sheep, counting sheep,

Helps my mommy fall to sleep.

One sheep, two sheep,

Three sheep, four.

Now my mommy begins to snore.

Book:

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Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Action Rhyme:

“First I Find a Foot”

First I find a foot,

and I hop, hop, hop (hop on one foot).

Then when I get tired,

I stop, stop, stop (stamp foot).

Turn around and

Count to ten (turn around).

Then I find a foot,

And I hop again (hop on other foot).

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 40

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Baby Sign:

Grandma

Book:

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Baby Can! by Eve Bunting

Action Rhyme:

“Little Mouse”

Little Mouse, Little Mouse, (tickle)

Looking for his house. (tickle)

Not here. Not here.

But here! Here! Here! (tickle tummy)

Shared Book

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Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Feltboard:

“Four Sheep”

Counting sheep, counting sheep,

Helps my mommy fall to sleep.

One sheep, two sheep,

Three sheep, four.

Now my mommy begins to snore.

Book:

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Night Light by Nicholas Blechman

Action Rhyme:

“Trit Trot to Boston”

Trit trot to Boston.

Trit trot to Lynn.

Do be careful, baby,

Don’t fall in!

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 39

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Baby Sign:

Eat

I decided against the baby signs book every week because it got everyone really antsy.

Book:

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1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker

Action Rhyme:

“Five Little Peas”

Five little peas in a pea pod pressed. (hold fists in front of you with your knuckles pressed together)
1 grew, 2 grew and so did all the rest (on one hand pull one finger out of the fist at a time as you count up)
They grew and they grew (begin to pull hands apart)
And they did not stop (hands are as wide apart as possible now)
Until one day, that pod went, Pop! (Clap hands loudly)

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

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Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis

Song:

“Wheels on the Bus”

Tickle:

“Baby’s Belly Button”

These are Baby’s fingers.

These are Baby’s toes.

This is Baby’s bellybutton.

Round and round it goes.

Book:

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Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell

Feltboard:

“Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 38

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Baby Sign:

Dad

I decided against the baby signs book every week because it got everyone really antsy.

Book:

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Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

Action Rhyme:

“Where is Thumbkin?”

Song:

“Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Song:

“Row Row Row Your Boat”

Shared Book:image

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

Action Rhyme:

“Up and Down”

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.

Book:

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I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 37

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Baby Sign:

Mom

I decided against the baby signs book every week because it got everyone really antsy.

Song:

“Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Book:

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Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

Action Rhyme:

“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 (gently tickle child under arm).

Round and round the haystack (make a circle in child’s other hand),
Goes the little mouse.
One step, two steps (fingers walk up child’s arm),
Into his little house (gently tickle child under arm).

Shared Book:image

Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!: a touch, skritch, & tickle book by Sandra Boynton

Song:

“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”

Book:

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Perfect Square by Michael Hall

Closing Song

Baby Storytime: 36

Even though I’m a youth librarian and I love kids, I’ve never been one to give and receive a lot of hugs in storytime (partially due to making sure I respect parent wishes and wanting to establish appropriate touch boundaries (my cousins loved to hug and when they got to kindergarten they had to stop because not all the other kids wanted hugs)). Anyway, today was a very different kind of day! The babies were all laughing and giggling and toddling all over before storytime even began today. One came over and sat in my lap, one toddled over and started playing with my badge, and one went behind me and found the bag of shared books. Needless to say, this was a short storytime! But fun! I’ve never heard some of them laugh so much!

Opening Song

Action Rhyme:

“Open Them, Shut Them”

Book:

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Baby Signs by Joy Allen

I’m going to try and read this one each week for a session to get our regulars used to some of the main signs (help, more, all done etc), then move into a weekly sign.

Action Rhyme:

“Shoe the Little Horse”

Shoe the little horse (tap right foot),

Shoe the little mare (tap left foot),

But let the little colt (bicycle legs),

Run free everywhere!

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Down by the Bay by Raffi Cavoukian

Tickle:

“Hurry Scurry Little Mouse”

Hurry scurry little mouse,

Starts down by your toes.

Hurry scurry little mouse,

By your knees he goes.

Hurry scurry little mouse,

Past where your belly is.

Hurry scurry little mouse,

Give you a mousey kiss!

Book:

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Spot Bakes a Cake by Eric Hill

Closing Song