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: September 15, 2006

OPENING:

Opening rhyme: Brown Bear

PROGRAM:

Story Apron with Velcro Pieces: Brown Bear
Book: Baa Baa, Black Sheep by Annie Kubler
Song (with scarves): “Peek a Boo” from Mary Lee’s Baby-O!: Activity Songs for Babies
*Flannel: Little Mouse
**Rhyme: Little Mousie
Song (with shakers): “Ducks Like Rain” from Carole Peterson’s H.U.M. All Year Long
Book: Maisy’s Rainbow Dream by Lucy Cousins

BOOK SHARE

Rhyme (song): I Love Books

TOY TIME
Rhyme: Tick Tock
(played music while playing)

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

*Flannel:
Little Mouse, Little Mouse, Are you in the [insert color] house?
(Underneath different colored flannel houses, I place different flannel animals. Using a cat puppet, we go in search of the mouse flannel…)

**Little Mousie
See the little mousie (Touch fingers to thumb)
Creeping up the stair? (Creep fingers up forearm)
He’s looking for a warm nest (“Look around” with hand)
There – Oh! there! (Tickle child inside elbow or under arm)

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: “Snuggle Puppy”
Have moms hug babies and pet puppy puppet as I go around the room singing
Song (with shakers): “Ducks Like Rain” from Carole Peterson’s H.U.M. All Year Long
Song (with felt pieces): “Five Little Ducks”
Book: Hello, Lulu by Caroline Uff

BOOK SHARE

Rhyme (song): I Love Books

TOY TIME
Rhyme: Tick Tock
(played music while playing)

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

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 Toe Leg Knee
Song: “Tommy Thumb”
Book: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear! By Annie Kubler
Rhyme: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Rhyme: Humpty Dumpty

BOOK SHARE

Rhyme (song): I Love Books

TOY TIME

Song (with bubbles): “If All the Raindrops” on Barney’s Favorites
Rhyme: Tick Tock
(played music while playing)

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

* Baby’s Fingers
These are Baby’s fingers. (Touch the baby’s fingers).
These are Baby’s toes. (Touch the baby’s toes).
This is Baby’s belly button. (Touch the baby’s stomach).
Round and round it goes! (Gently circle belly button).

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 finger puppet and to introduce following song and book.
Song (with finger puppet): “Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”
Book: “Buzz, Buzz, Buzz,” Went Bumblebee by Colin West
Nursery Rhyme Flannel/ Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Book: Little White Duck by Walt Whippo
Flannel Song: “Barnyard Gate”
Song (with shakers): “Shake Your Sillies Out” from Raffi’s More Singable Songs

BOOK SHARE

Rhyme (song): I Love Books

TOY TIME
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

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!

Families Give You Lots and Lots of Love!

This week’s storytimes celebrated families: mommies, daddies and babies, too! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there:)

Stories Shared:
Does a Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too? By Eric Carle
What Mommies Do Best / What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff
What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet):
Five Little Monkeys
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Hands Up High
Blackbirds
Old MacDonald
I Clap My Hands

Music:
Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes (Silly Dance Contest)

A Lil' Storytime

Today’s storytime was all about people and animals that are little/small… like leprechauns! Happy early St. Patricks Day, everyone! We’ll have storytime again next week… but we are taking a one-week break on March 27th. Also: photos from last week’s Royalty Storytime are now posted on my Flickr page (see the sidebar on this blog).

Stories Shared:
Pot O’ Gold by Kelly Green
What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell
Whose Baby am I? by John Butler (pattern pieces here)
The Enormous Turnip (traditional folktale, pattern pieces can be found here)

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet.):
If You’re Wearing Red Today
Sometimes
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Old MacDonald
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Stretching Fun

Music:
Greg and Steve’s Kids in Motion (Animal Action)