Infant Storytime – January 12 – BIG & little

For our very first meeting of the winter session of Infant Storytime, we explored the concepts BIG & little.


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 BOOKS:

meeow

Meeow and his friends each have a little chair but it’s what “clever” Meeow does with the chairs that makes for an interesting finale.  Sebastian Braun’s use of bold colors and large, bright illustrations (along with exploring the concept of size),  makes this book a perfect read aloud for both infants and toddlers.

 

 

 

charlie the chicken

There are reasons Charlie the Chicken has big tummy, big feet and a big wide beak – he loves to eat!  But, there is one more reason – he has a rather large hen for a mother!  This pop-up book always keeps the infants engaged as each page promises a three dimensional surprise.  Nick Denchfield and Ant Parker do a marvelous job of making a simple story about size (BIG) into something delightful and funny for all ages.

 

 


 

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 Wee Sing For Baby CD

wee sing

This is the Way the Ladies Ride

Trit Trot

Trot to boston

Trot, Trot, Trot

 

 

 


NURSERY RHYME FLANNEL:

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…


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

(see lyrics above)

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 from the Toddlers on Parade CD by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel

toddlers on parade

(please refer to the YouTube video above for the lyrics)

 


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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