Infant Storytime – Birds, Birds, Birds!! – February 16, 2016

Our storytime was all about birds today!  Here are some of the stories, songs & activities we explored:


OUR OPENING SONGS:

Welcome, Welcome

Welcome, welcome everyone,

Now we’re here, let’s have some fun

First we clap our hands just so,

Then we bend and touch our toes

Welcome, welcome, everyone

Now we’re here, let’s have some fun!

 

Clap Everybody and Say Hello!

sally go round the sun

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

No matter what the weather…

REPEAT verse with Stamp, Wiggle, Jump & Sing

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


 

 

OUR BOUNCES:

          Tiny Little Babies

          Tune:  Shortnen’ Bread

Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’

Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah!

Tiny little babies love bouncin’, bouncin’

Tiny little babies love bouncin’ yeah!

Sooo…bounce to the left, bounce to the right,

Now hug that baby nice and tight!

Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’

Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah!

 

The Grand Old Duke of York

The grand old Duke of York,

He had 10,000 men,

He marched them up to the top of the hill, (hold baby up in the air)

And he marched them down again! (bring baby down to lap)

And when they’re up, they’re up, (hold baby high again)

And when they’re down, they’re down, (bring baby back down to lap)

And when they’re only halfway up, (hold baby halfway up from lap)

They’re neither up (bring baby up)

Nor down! (bring baby back down to lap)


Our First Book:

say hello

 

What do chicks say?  Peep…peep…  In Say Hello Like This!, Mary Murphy shows us the many different ways animals greet each other.  Of course at the very end we learn what children say… Hello!

 

 

 

 

 


TRANSITION ACTIVITY:

From the Diaper Gym CD

My Little Hands

With my little hands I go clap clap clap

With my little feet I go tap tap tap

With my little arms I wave bye bye bye

With my little legs I kick high high high

With my little eyes I say peek-a-boo

With my little lips I say I love you!

 

With my little hands I go clap clap clap

With my little feet I go tap tap tap

With my little arms I wave bye bye bye

With my little legs I kick high high high

With my little eyes I say peek-a-boo

With my little lips I say I love you!


Our Second Book:

early bird

 

The early bird always catches the worm!  Isn’t that how the saying goes?  In this simple, yet colorful and boldly illustrated picture book, Toni Yuly shows us that the early bird is up VERY EARLY and does catch the worm (after some shenanigans) but she and the worm share a beautiful, red, juicy strawberry – the worm is not eaten…phew!

 

 

 

 


 

OUR MIDWAY BOUNCE:

From the Wee Sing For Baby CD

wee sing

This is the Way the Ladies Ride

Trit Trot

Trot to boston

 

 

 

 

OUR NURSERY RHYME:

humpty

 

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

 

OUR TICKLE:

These are baby’s fingers, (touch child’s fingers)

These are baby’s toes, (touch child’s toes)

This is baby’s belly button, (touch child’s tummy)

Round and round it goes! (gently tickle child’s tummy)


OUR CLOSING SONGS:

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…

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout,

Down came the rain and washed the spider out!

Out came the sun that dried up all the rain

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again!

Mr. Moon

toddlers on paradeMr. Moon, Mr. Moon, you’re out too soon,

The sun is still in the sky…

So go back to your bed and cover up your head

And wait ’til the day goes by….


Goodbye Babies (in sign) – to the tune of  “Goodnight Ladies

Goodbye babies, goodbye babies, goodbye babies, it’s time to say goodbye

 

 

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