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 puppets and barn): “The Animals on the Bus”
Song (with shakers): “Shake Your Sillies Out” from Raffi’s More Singable Songs

BOOK SHARE (I brought out a bin of board books for the caregivers to share with their babies. Usually, we spent about 10-15 minutes on this portion.)

Rhyme (song): I Love Books

TOY TIME (I brought out a bin of toys for the families to share and play with for about 15 minutes.)

Rhyme (with puppets): This Little Piggy
*Rhyme: Tick Tock

Note: I sang “Clean Up” (Barney-style) while the babies helped clean up books and toys.

CLOSING:

Rhyme (song with finger puppet): Flutter, Flutter Butterfly
*Closing rhyme: Tickle the Clouds

RHYMES

Brown Bear

“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, who do you see? I see Child’s Name looking at me.”
Go around the circle and have stuffed brown bear “see” and name each child.

Tick Tock

Tick tock, tick tock.
(shift weight of child from knee to knee)
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock.
Now it’s striking one o ‘ clock.
Tick tock, tick tock.
“Cuckoo!!”
(lift child into air)

Tick tock, tick tock.
I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock.
Now it’s striking two ‘o clock.
Tick tock, tick tock.
“Cuckoo!! Cuckoo!!”
(lift child into air two times)

Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock.
Now it’s striking three ‘o clock.
Tick tock, tick tock
“Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo!”
(lift child three times)

Tickle the Clouds

Tickle the clouds
Tickle your toes
Turn around and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave good-bye!

2 Responses to Baby Party Animals!

  1. Karen says:

    Thank you so much for the “Tickle the Clouds”, that’s a great one! I’m going to use it as an introduction song, tweaked just a bit:
    Tickle the clouds
    Tickle your toes
    Turn your hands round and round
    Then tickle your nose
    Reach up high
    And bend down low
    Story time’s starting
    So wave hello!

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. sillylibrarian says:

    Cute, Karen 🙂

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