Bubbles

Opening Song

“Let’s All Clap”

Let’s all clap cause _____ is here,
____ is here, _____ is here
Let’s all clap cause _____ is here.
____ is here today!
(insert child’s name)

 

Traditional Rhyme

“Acka backa”

Acka backa soda cracker, acka back boo!
Aacka backa soda cracker, I love you (Hug Child)
Aacka backa soda cracker, acka back boo!
Aacka backa soda cracker, up goes you!
Aacka backa soda cracker, acka back boo!
Ackka backa soda cracker, I love you! (hug child)

 

Book

1750195
Bubbles, Bubbles by Kathi Appelt

 

Flannel Board

“Bubbles in My Bath”

One little bubble floating in my bath
One little bubble floating in my bath.
And if one more bubble should come to play like that .
There’ll be two more bubble floating my bath.

Two little bubbles..
Three little bubbles…
Four little bubbles…
Five little bubbles…

And then …the bubbles pop! (clap five times, removing a bubble each time)
No more bubbles!
Source: Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Boucnes, Rhymes, Tickles and More by Kathy Macmillan & Chrstine Kirker

Sensory Time

Parents blew bubbles for their babies.

 

Fun Rhyme With Fact

“Bubbles”

Bubbles falling all around
Bubbles falling to the ground.
On your head, on your ear,
On your tummy, on your rear.
Bubbles falling on your toes.
Bubbles falling on your nose!

Fact: Singing songs and rhymes about body parts help children to start identifying their own body parts.

Source:Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Boucnes, Rhymes, Tickles and More by Kathy Macmillan & Chrstine Kirker

 

Book Bounding

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Counting Kisses by Karen Katz

This is essentially my closing of storytime. I read the story and the parents/guardians give their babies the designated number of kisses.

 

Playtime

 

Observations

Unfortunately, I was unable to do this storytime. I came down with bronchitis and my co-worker took over this session for me.

She did mention that the flannel did not work the best in this setting. I thought it was worth a try. However, she is willing to give it a try in the walkers program to see if it gets a better response.

Dancing

Opening Song

“Let’s All Clap”

Let’s all clap cause _____ is here,
____ is here, _____ is here
Let’s all clap cause _____ is here.
____ is here today!
(insert child’s name)

 

Traditional Rhyme

“If You’re Bouncy”

If you’re bouncy and you know it, give a bounce.
If you’re bouncy and you know it, give a bounce.
If your bouncy and you know it, give a bounce, then your bounce will surely show it,
If you’re bouncy and you know it, give a bounce.

If you’re wiggly…
If you’re cuddly…

Source:Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Bounces, Rhymes, Tickles and More by Kathy MacMillan & Christine Kirker

 

Book

210063
Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont

 

Sensory Time

Parents/Guardians danced with their baby to the “Baby” from the cd, Jazz Pour Le Bebes.

 

Fun Rhyme With Fact

“Clapping”

Clapping Little,
Clapping Big,
Clap in a circle, rig-a-jig, jig
Clap with a smile,
Clap with a frown,
Clapping up and down.
Clap all night,
Clap all day,
Clap for my baby,
Hip-hip-hooray!

Fact: Clapping rhymes stimulate the nerves of the palms. This will eventually help develop muscles that will later be used for writing.

Source:Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Boucnes, Rhymes, Tickles and More by Kathy Macmillan & Chrstine Kirker

 

Book Bounding

820588

Counting Kisses by Karen Katz

This is essentially my closing of storytime. I read the story and the parents/guardians give their babies the designated number of kisses.

 

Playtime

 

Observations

This was a really fun baby storytime. All the parents/guardians enjoyed the “If you’re bouncy rhyme.” We ended up repeating it several times.

The book was actually a hit with the babies. The babies actually all stopped and listened to me read the story. I think all the adults (myself included) were surprised, since the book is a tad bit longer.

The dancing was so much fun. I mentioned that parents/guardians should stop every few moments to allow their babies to mentally process the movements and keep them stimulated. Constant swaying and movement will actually make their baby tune out to their surroundings.

Animals

Opening Song

“Let’s All Clap”

Let’s all clap cause _____ is here,
____ is here, _____ is here
Let’s all clap cause _____ is here.
____ is here today!
(insert child’s name)

 

Traditional Rhyme

“Itsy-Bitsy Spider”

The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
(baby on tummy, walk/tickle up baby’s back)

Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
(slide fingers down baby’s back from head to toes)

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
(rub baby’s back)

And the itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.
(baby on tummy, walk/tickle fingers up baby’s back)

 

Book

11051243
All Kind of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

 

Sensory Time

“Little Turtle: Scarf Rhyme”

Here’s a little Turtle, hiding in his shell.
Here’s a little turtle that we love so well.
He always moves slowly, he never moves fast,
Until he pops out to say hello at last.

You cover the baby’s face with a see-through scarf. When the line “Until he pops out to say hello at last” is read, the parent/guardian lifts the scarf off their baby’s face.

Source:Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Bounces, Rhymes, Tickles and More by Kathy MacMillan & Christine Kirker

 

Fun Rhyme With Fact

“Horsey, Horsey”

Horsey, Horsey needs a shoe,
Horsey, Horsey don’t be blue.
Tap the bottom,
Tap the top.
Tap in a circle,
Don’t you stop.
Horsey, horsey loves his shoe.
Horsey, horsey say thank you!

Fact: Tapping the bottom of a baby’s foot helps and aids the development of walking.
Source:Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Boucnes, Rhymes, Tickles and More by Kathy Macmillan & Chrstine Kirker

 

Book Bounding

820588

Counting Kisses by Karen Katz

This is essentially my closing of storytime. I read the story and the parents/guardians give their babies the designated number of kisses.

 

Playtime

 

Observations

I really enjoyed this baby storytime. The babies were laughing and smiling when their parents/guardians did the “Itsy-Bitsy Spider” on them. Parents actually requested that we do this one several times.

All Kinds of Kisses was great for this age group. The adults all made animals noises depending on what animal was receiving a kiss. I even had two babies trying to climb in my lap during the story.

We did not do one-on-one reading for this session. The babies were super active, so we just pulled out the toys.