Infant Storytime – Crocodiles! – March 15, 2016

For our final Infant Storytime of the Winter Session we explored crocodiles!  I hope everyone enjoyed this session as much as I did!  Here are some of the books & activities we shared:

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:

eat bugs

In I Love to Eat Bugs, our wide-mouthed frog loves to eat bugs – no secret there!  He comes across different animals, among them an elephant and a lion, who explain what they like to eat.  Our frog eventually runs into a hungry crocodile who…”LOVES to eat wide-mouthed frogs…”  Oh no!  You’ll have to read the story to find out what happens.  This is a beautiful pop-up book created by John Strejan – perfect for children of any preschool age.


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:

crocs

Salina Yoon’s Do Crocs Kiss?, is a colorful lift-the-flap book that teaches young children a bit about animals and the different ways they communicate.  Of course, we have our Crocodile who doesn’t kiss, cry or clap…he just SNAPS!  And, of course, bears don’t hop or howl…they GROWL!  Rhyming text and very crisp, clear visual images make this a perfect fit for infants.


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:

Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble

Jack be quick

Jack jumped over the candlestick

Jack_be_Nimble


OUR TICKLE:  These are baby’s fingers, these are baby’s toes, this is baby’s bellybutton, round and round it goes.

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 parade

Mr. 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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