We LOVE fish! Our Fishies storytime was a BIG HIT with the infant and toddler groups!
We read Lucy Cousin’s colorful ode to fish titled Hooray for Fish! In the lift-the-flap book, A Fisherman’s Tale, we read about a little boy who caught a very tiny gray fish who grew and grew into a HUGE, gray whale!
Take a peek below for a few of the fun activities and books we shared in both our Infant and Toddler storytimes!!!
Our Puppet Mascot – Goldiefish – was a big hit with the kids and the adults. She shimmered and swam throughout storytime!
Songs: Welcome Song, Hello Babies (in sign), Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Goodbye Babies (in sign)
Bounces for infants: Dickery Dickery Dare, The Grand Old Duke of York, This is the way the Ladies Ride…Trit Trot to Boston
Nursery Rhyme Flannel: Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle…
Tickle: Round and Round the Garden…
Action Song: Clap Tap and Bend
Flannelboard Story: Five Little Fishes Swimming by the Shore
Five little fish swimming by the shore
One got caught and then there were four
Four little fish swimming in the sea
One got caught and then there were three
Three little fish swimming in the blue
One got caught and then there were two
Two little fish swimming in the sun
One got caught and then there was one
One little fish swimming straight for home
He decided he would never, ever roam!
“One, Two, Three, Four, Five”
One, two, three, four, five (hold up fingers one by one while counting)
Once I caught a fish alive (put hands together and wiggle fingers like a fish)
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten (hold up fingers one by one while counting)
Then I threw it back again (make a throwing motion)
Why did you let it go? (hold out hands asking why)
Because it bit my finger so (shake hand as if hurt)
Which finger did it bite? (hold hands out asking why)
This little finger on my right (wiggle pinky finger)
Other action rhymes/fingerplays for toddlers: Open Shut Them, This is Big, My Head My Shoulders My Knees My Toes
Songs: Clap Your Hands (Wiggleworms CD), Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Big Gigantic Spider, Hello & Goodbye Babies (in sign)
DVD: My Pet Fish – So Smart Baby’s first-word stories (toddlers only)
Other fish stories to share at home: