Infant & Toddler Storytime – Colors

Who can pick a favorite color when there are so many!  Good thing we didn’t have to in today’s storytime – we read about all the colors.


Books We Shared
Lemons are not red by seeger Duckies Rainbow by Barry Bear Sees Colors by Wilson

We started our infant storytime with a book about the color that things are not:  Lemons are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.  It was fun to figure out what color things should be, and with a page turn find out if we were correct.  Later with the infants, we took a trip with a little white duck to get home – and we ended up being surprised by a beautiful rainbow in Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Berry.

Because it’s a favorite of mine, we also read Lemons are Not Red in Toddler storytime as well.  And we, along with Bear and his friends, got to see the beauty of nature all around in Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

 


Flannelboard Story

INFANT & TODDLER STORYTIME

One Little Red Fish
One Little Red Fish small

(to the tune of “Little Red Wagon”) 
One little red fish, (hold up one finger)
Swimming in the water (put palms together and move them like a fish swimming)
Swimming in the water
Swimming in the water
One little red fish,
Swimming in the water
Bubble, bubble, bubble – POP! (clap hands on POP!)

Other verses:
Increase the number and change the color.


Rhymes & Songs We Shared

We have a lot of fun doing action rhymes at storytime!  Here are the ones we shared without musical accompaniment.

INFANT STORYTIME

Now it’s time to Say Hello
(to tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Now it’s time to say hello, say hello, say hello
Now it’s time to say hello and start our storytime.

Peek-a-Boo
(to tune of Frere Jacques)
Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo (play peek-a-boo)
I see you, I see you (point at baby)
I see your little nose  (touch baby’s nose)
I see your tiny toes (touch baby’s toes)
Peek-a-boo.  Peek-a-boo. (play peek-a-boo again)

See a video of Peek-a-Boo.

Patty Cake
Patty cake, patty cake, baker’s man. (Clap your hands)
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it (Roll your hands, hand over hand)
and pat it (pat baby’s legs)
And mark it with a B (write a B on baby’s tummy)
And put it in the oven for Baby and me. (point to baby, then point to you)

See the Little Mousie
See the little mousie (circle finger on baby’s hand)
Creeping up the stair. (move hands up baby’s arm)
Looking for a warm nest, (move fingers up arm)
There, oh, there! (tickle armpit)

 

TODDLER STORYTIME

Now it’s time to Say Hello
(to tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Now it’s time to say hello, say hello, say hello
Now it’s time to say hello and start our storytime.

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them. (hands palms out with fingers stretched, then close into fists)
Open shut them. (hands palms out with fingers stretched, then close into fists)
Give a little clap, clap, clap. (clap hands on each clap)
Open, shut them. (hands palms out with fingers stretched, then close into fists)
Open shut them. (hands palms out with fingers stretched, then close into fists)
Place them on your lap-lap-lap.  (pat lap three times)
Creep them, crawl them (creep fingers up from lap towards chin)
Creep them, crawl them (creep fingers up from lap towards chin)
Right up to your chin-chin-chin (tap fingers on chin)
Open up your little mouth (open mouth wide)
BUT DO NOT LET THEM IN! (say quickly and hide hands behind back).

See a video of Open Shut Them.

Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye
(to tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Now it’s time to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye
Now it’s time to say goodbye
I’ll see you all next week.


Music We Shared

Singing is a great way to share words and rhythms with your baby.  While you don’t need a music cd to do this, we do share some songs from cds in our storytimes.

INFANT STORYTIME

here i am by caspar babypants
“Baby’s Little Self” from Here I Am! by Caspar Babypants

ItsToddlerTime
“Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

WiggleWormsLoveYou
“Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music 

ChildrensFavoriteSongsVol3
“Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

songs for wiggleworms
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

 

TODDLER STORYTIME

Morning Magic by Joanie Bartels
“Wake Up Toes” from Morning Magic by Joanie Bartels

toddlers on parade
“Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel

songs for wiggleworms
“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

FingerplaysandFootplays
“Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays for Fun and Learning by  Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass


 Continue the Fun

Still want more?  Check out these fun books all about you at your Pasadena Public Library Branch.
What Does Bunny See by Park Butterfly Butterfly by Horacek
Children’s Room – Infant Toddler Storytime – 4/26/2016

Jennifer Driscoll

Jennifer D. is a Senior Librarian at the Lamanda Park and San Rafael Branches of Pasadena Library. 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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