Infant Storytime – Feburary 9 – Fruit

Miss Marie was sick last week, so I (Jennifer) got to share in the fun at infant/toddler storytime.  We had a tasty theme — Fruit! We started with Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett.  This story uses only 5 words throughout the whole book, but manages to convey a fun story with just those and its wonderful illustrations.

 

 


For our second book, we learned that things aren’t always as the appear!  We shared Guess What? – Fruit by Yusuke Yonezu.  In this bright, lift the flap board book fruit magically transforms into different animals!

We celebrated delicious berries with the help of our friend mouse puppet, and the flannelboard rhyme:

Five Red Strawberries

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Five red strawberries, sweet to the core.
Mouse came and ate one and then there were four.

Four red strawberries, growing near a tree.
Mouse came and ate one and then there were three.

Three red strawberries, for you and you and you.
Mouse came and ate one and then there were two.

Two red strawberries, sitting in the sun.
Mouse came and ate one and then there was one.

One red strawberry, left all alone.
Mouse came and ate it and then there were none.


 

Even though I was doing the storytime, I tried to stick to Miss Marie’s songs to keep things consistent for those in the storytime session.  I did use a different version of Ladies Ride, though.   So here are our  usual songs and bounces as well as a nursery rhyme and tickle. I  All are listed below (with lyrics):

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)


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 MIDWAY BOUNCE:

From the Wiggleworms Love You CD

 

This is the Way the Ladies Ride

Trit Trot, trit trop
This is the way the ladies ride
early in the morning…
This is the way the gentlemen ride
clip, clop, clip, clop…
This is the way the farmer rides
clippity-cloppity, clippity-cloppy
this is the way the cowgirl/cowboy rides
giddy-up! giddyup!

 

 


 

OUR NURSERY FLANNEL:

Little Miss Muffet…
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Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

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 moon 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!

 

 


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

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

Jennifer Driscoll

Jennifer D. is a Senior Librarian of Youth Services . When she was young, she was once grounded for reading too much. Things haven’t changed much since then and she loves escaping into a good story. When she’s not reading she enjoys watching old musicals, scouring flea markets, taking way too many photos and letterpressing. If she could have any pet she wanted she would have a wombat or a manatee.

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