Category Archives: Baby Storytimes

Five Golden Songs

On the fifth day of December, Ms. Jennifer gave to all…
FIVE GOLDEN SONGS!!!!!

At yesterday’s Lincoln Story League (our local kiddie librarian idea swap), I shared five Silly Librarian approved action songs…

Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me
from Pete Seeger: Children’s Concert at Town Hall (live version)
(Additional verses added here.)

Let everyone clap hands like me —(Clap clap)
Let everyone clap hands like me—(Clap clap)
Come on, join into the game.
You’ll find that it’s always the same.

Let everyone shout “Hooray!”—”Hooray!”…
Let everyone sneeze like me —“Achoo!”…
Let everyone cry like me —“Boo Hoo”…
Let everyone laugh like me—”Ha Ha”…
Let everyone yawn like me—*Yawn*…
Let everyone snore like me—*Snore*…
Let everyone get up and turn around—(Turn around, then sit down!)…

Silly Hat Song
Tune: “This Old Man”
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro.
Where else can my silly hat go?
Repeat using foot, elbow, knee, etc.
Put hat on appropriate body parts and wiggle!

Hands up High
Tune: “London Bridge”
Move appropriately to words.

(Video presentation here.)
First we wave our hands up high,
Hands up high, hands up high.
First we wave our hands up high.
Then we clap them.
Then we shake our hands down low,
Hands down low, hands down low.
Then we shake our hands down low.
Then we hide them.

If You’re Wearing Red Today
Tune: “Muffin Man”If you’re wearing red today,
Red today, red today,
If you’re wearing red today,
Stand up and shout “Hooray!”
Repeat for other colors

Fun with Hands
Tune: “Row, Row, Row your boat”
Suit actions to words.

Roll, roll, roll your hands,
As slowly as can be.
Roll, roll, roll your hands,
Do it now with me.
Roll, roll, roll your hands,
As fast, as fast can be.
Roll, roll, roll your hands,
Do it now with me.
Clap, clap, clap your hands…
Shake, shake, shake your hands…
Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet…

Many Colored Days

Happy Friday! Today is a snowy, white day in Chicagoland. These past couple of weeks have seemed a bit brighter for me… I was finally offered a new library job! Stay tuned for more details Until then, here is a colorful baby storytime to enjoy. A Rainbow of Fun Bibs to Books Storytime with Jennifer:Continue Reading

Love You, Baby!

Happy early Valentine’s Day, everyone! Be sure to snuggle up with your babies and loved ones Love That Baby Bibs to Books Storytime with Jennifer: April 7, 2006 OPENING: Greet babies with puppy puppet Opening rhyme: Brown Bear PROGRAM: Song: “Toe Knee Chestnut” Book: All the Ways I Love You: a Pop-up Book Song: “SnuggleContinue Reading

Rhyme Time!

Rhyme Time Bibs to Books Storytime with Jennifer: October 20, 2006 OPENING: Opening rhyme: Brown Bear *Opening Rhyme: Baby’s Fingers PROGRAM: Song (with scarves): “Peek a Boo” from Mary Lee’s Baby-O!: Activity Songs for Babies Book: Peek-a-boo, You! by Roberta Intrater Song: “Toe Leg Knee” from Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on his ToeContinue Reading

Let’s make a joyful noise for the New Year!

The year is still so young and full of possibilities (like a newborn child)… I think it’s time for another baby storytime! Joyful Noise Bibs to Books Storytime with Jennifer: September 29, 2006 OPENING: Opening rhyme: Brown Bear Opening Rhyme/Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” PROGRAM: Use stacking boxes to hide bee fingerContinue Reading

Baby Party Animals!

Let’s “party” into the New Year with some baby storytimes! Animal Tales Bibs to Books Storytime with Jennifer: October 13, 2006 OPENING: *Opening rhyme: Brown Bear Opening Rhyme/Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” PROGRAM: Song (with Velcro pieces and apron): “Five Little Ducks” Book: Old MacDonald by Amy Schwartz Song (with finger puppetsContinue Reading