We shared stories about rain and rainbows today! For a printable list of the songs, rhymes & bounces we shared (including lyrics), please click here:  Infant Songs-Rhymes-Rainbows


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Duckie is in a hurry to get home. She walks through a red poppy field, hops under an orange bridge, waddles around a yellow cornfield, rushes past a big green tree, and paddles across a deep blue pond. By the time she reaches her nest, it has started to rain BUT there is a colorful rainbow at the very end of her travels. An inventive book by Frances Barry that has great visual appeal.

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Robert Kalan’s book starts with Blue sky. Yellow sun. White clouds. Then, suddenly, gray clouds. Gray sky. RAIN. Using strong graphics and very little text, Rain explores concepts like weather and colors. Although the visuals are stunning and simple, this book may have been a bit too long for infants, especially after the book, songs & bounces we already shared. Note to self: use a smaller board book for the second read aloud.

NURSERY RHYME:  Hey Diddle, Diddle…

Hey diddle, diddle

The cat and the fiddle

The cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed to see such sport

And the dish ran away with the spoon!










Welcome Everyone!

Clap Everybody and Say Hello!

(Kathy Reid-Naiman – Sally Go Round the Sun CD)


Dickery Dickery Dare…

The Grand Old Duke of York!


Clap, Tap & Bend

(Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel – It’s Toddler Time CD)

This is the Way the Ladies Ride

Trot to Boston

Trot Trot Trot

(all songs on Wee Sing for Baby CD)


Round and round the garden (circle baby’s belly with fingers)

Goes the teddy bear  (walk fingers around baby’s belly button)

A one-step, a two-step (walk fingers from baby’s belly button to chin)

A tickle under there!!! (tickle baby under chin)


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Mr. Moon (lullaby)

Goodbye Babies (in sign) (to the tune of Hello Ladies…)


Blog Maisy's Rainbow


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