Walkers–Body Awareness

Opening Song

We Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello,
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We stomp and sing hello!

Traditional Nursery Rhyme

Humpty Dumpty

Nursery Rhyme with Body Movement

This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to the market. (shake one arm)
This little piggy stayed home. (shake other arm)
This little piggy had roast beef. (shake one leg)
This little piggy had none. (shake other leg)
And this little piggy ran wee, wee, wee,
all the way home. (tickle belly)

Book

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Where is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz

Rhymes

Where, Oh Where, Are Baby’s Fingers

Where, oh where, are baby’s fingers?
Where, oh where, are baby’s toes?
Where’s the baby’s bellybutton?
Round and Round it goes!

Where, oh where, are baby’s ears?
Where, oh where, is baby’s nose?
Where’s the baby’s bellybutton?
Round and round it goes!

Repeat Rhymes and Songs

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now with me
Clap your hands, let me see
Clap your hands with me

Additional Verses
Beep, beep, beep your nose
Touch, touch, touch your shoulders
Tap, tap, tap your knees
Shake, shake, shake your feet

This is Big, Big, Big

This is big big big.
This is small small small.
This is short short short.

This is tall tall tall.
This is fast fast fast.
This is slow slow slow.
This is yes yes yes.
This is no no no.

The ABCs

Sensory

 Color, Color up and Down

Color, color up and down,
Color, color all around.
Color, color knees and toes,
Color, color on your nose.
Color, color on your tummy,
Color, color on your mommy.

We used scarves with this rhyme.

Action Songs

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes from Toddler Gym
Shake Your Sillies Out by The Wiggles

Closing Song

We Clap Goodbye Like This

We clap goodbye like this,
We clap goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap goodbye like this!

We wave goodbye like this,
We wave goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave goodbye like this!

We stomp goodbye like this,
We stomp goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We stomp goodbye like this!

Playtime

Thanksgiving Week–Waddlers

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)

Rhymes

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)

The 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)

Pumpkin Bounce

Here’s a little pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby gently)
Roll it left (sway to one side)
And roll it right (sway to the other side).
And bounce it down the line. (bounce)

Repeat with larger movements
Here’s a medium pumpkin bouncing on the vine….
Here’s a great big pumpkin bouncing on a  vine…
Source:Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Boucnes, Rhymes, Tickles and More by Kathy Macmillan & Chrstine Kirker

Roly-Poly

Roly-poly, roly-poly,
up-up-up. (lift baby up)
Roly-poly, roly-poly,
down-down-down. (lift baby down)
Roly-poly, roly-poly,
out-out-out. (swing baby outwards)
Roly-poly, roly-poly,
in-in-in. (hug baby to self)
Source: Baby Rhyming Time by Linda L. Ernst

Families

Some families are large. (stretch baby’s arms out)
Some families are small. (bring baby’s hands close together)
But I love my family
Best of all! (hug baby)
Source: Preschool Express

Book

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You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie by Amy E. Sklansky

Sensory

Shakers and Maracas!

Closing Goodbye Song

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”

We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Playtime

Observations

My babies were wiggle worms today. I’m blaming the snow that is coming in the afternoon. We kept it short and had a longer playtime.

Construction–Waddlers

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)

Rhymes

This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to the market. (shake one arm)
This little piggy stayed home. (shake other arm)
This little piggy had roast beef. (shake one leg)
This little piggy had none. (shake other leg)
And this little piggy ran wee, wee, wee,
all the way home. (tickle belly)

London Bridge
London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Build it up with sticks and stones,
Sticks and stones, sticks and stones,
Build it up with sticks and stones,
My fair lady.

Dump Truck 

Dump truck, dump truck. (Begin to bounce baby gently)
Bumping down the road.
Spilling gravel as you travel
With your heavy load.
Bumpety bumpety bump!
Dumpety dumpety dump!
Dump Truck, dump truck, DUMP! (Gently tip baby down)
Source: Step into Storytime by Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Kathy Fling Klatt

Hammer, Hammer

Hammer, hammer, hammer (bang fists together)
hammer, hammer, hammer.
Shake, shake, shake (shake hands)
Clap, Clap, Clap. (clap hands)
And roll…
Source: Step into Storytime by Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Kathy Fling Klatt

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Book

18689809
Zoom, Zoom, Baby! by Karen Katz

Closing Goodbye Book

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Ten Tiny Tickles by Karen Katz

Closing Goodbye Song

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”

We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Playtime

Observations

I was a little out of sorts with this storytime. Thankfully, my moms are super awesome and rolled with it. We just cut out sensory time and did a longer playtime.

Waddlers–Bounces

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)

Rhymes

Muffin Man

Oh, do you know the Muffin Man,
The Muffin Man, the Muffin Man?
Oh, do you know the Muffin Man,
Who lives on Drury Lane?

Oh, yes, I know the Muffin Man,
The Muffin Man, the Muffin Man.
Oh, yes, I know the Muffin Man,
He lives on Drury Lane.

A-Bouncing We Will Go

A-bouncing we will go,
A-bouncing we will go,
Hi-ho the derry-o,
A-bouncing we will go.

A-tickling we will go…
A-kissing we will go…
Source:Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Boucnes, Rhymes, Tickles and More by Kathy Macmillan & Chrstine Kirker

Bouncing Song

Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Now bounce that baby right to the top! (lift baby up)

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

Book

20454085
You’re Tutu Cute! by Sandra Magsamen

Sensory Time

Painting! I discovered this awesome project for babies on Read, Sing, Play blog. I simply took a sandwich bag, a small cardboard paper, three dollops of paint (red, blue, and white), and duct tape to create mini projects for each baby. Each baby was able to mash their own creations

Here are just a few of their creations!

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 photo 2 (5)  photo 1 (4)

Fun Rhyme With Fact

This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy Went to the Market. (shake one arm)
This Little Piggy Stayed Home. (shake the other arm)
This little Piggy had roast beef. (shake one leg)
And this little piggy had none. (shake the other leg)
And this little Piggy ran wee, wee, wee, (tickle belly)
All the way home.

Fact:This helps babies start to develop body awareness.
Source:Baby Rhyming TIme by Linda L. Ernest

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 Bounding

267446

Ten Tiny Tickles 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 session. It was fun to notice when the babies liked a certain rhyme, and the parents are always wonderful in giving feedback. When I told a mom that we were doing the Itsy-Bitsy Spider again, she squealed with excitement. I got to witness firsthand how much her baby loves this tickle rhyme.