Toddler Storytime – January 19 – Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy Babies

Our toddler storytime today was ALL about sleepy babies (even the wild kind)….

Here are some of the books, songs & activities we shared:


OUR OPENING SONGS & ACTIVITIES:

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)

 

Open Shut Them

Open shut them, open shut them (hands open and close)

Give a little clap clap clap (hands clap)

Open shut them, open shut them (hands open and close)

Place them in your lap, lap, lap. (place hands in lap)

Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them (crawl fingers up both arms)

Right up to your chinny, chin, chin (tap fingers onto chin)

Open up your little mouth BUT (keep tapping and open mouth)

DO NOT LET THEM IN!!! (quickly place both hands behind back)


OUR BOOKS:

sleepy

In Denise Fleming’s Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy, we see different animal babies getting very sleep, but every few pages, the narrator asks, “Where’s my sleepy baby?”  At the book’s end we find a tiny, sleepy, human baby yawning and ready for bed.  Although the visuals are beautiful, this book can be a bit long for some toddlers so I shortened it just a bit to keep things moving.

 

 

 

 

 

wild babies

 

Where Wild Babies Sleep by Ann Purmell (illustrated by Lorianne Siomades) is full of beautiful, bright illustrations which show us how different babies in the wild sleep.  We see where baby monkeys, kangaroos, porcupines, skunks and baby walruses sleep.  And those are just a few of the animals mentioned.  Simple, repetitive text, stunning visuals and the subject of babies makes this a perfect book for toddlers.

 

 

 

 


OUR TRANSITION ACTIVITIES:

This is Big

This is big, big, big (Hold arms to the side)

This is small, small, small (Cups hand together)

This is short, short, short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)

This is tall, tall, tall (Reach one hand above head)

This is fast, fast, fast (Circle fists quickly)

This is slow, slow, slow (Circle fists slowly)

This is yes, yes, yes (Nod head) This is no, no, no (Shake head no)

 

Roll Your Hands

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Clap, clap, clap your hands as loud as loud can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Tap, tap, tap your feet as softly as can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Shake, shake, shake your feet as quickly as can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

(Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel, Toddlers on Parade CD)

toddlers on parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


OUR FLANNEL STORY:

Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head,

Momma called the doctor and the doctor said,

No more monkeys jumping on the bed! (wag your finger)

REPEAT WITH (Four, three, two one…)

 

No little monkeys jumping on the bed

Momma called the doctor and the doctor said,

PUT THOSE MONKEYS BACK TO BED!

monkeys on bed

 

 


 


 

OUR FINGERPLAY:

Little Turtle

There was a little turtle (put hands on top of one another)

He lived in a box (make box)

He swam in a puddle (swimming motion)

He climbed on the rocks (climbing motion)

He snapped at a mosquito (clap)

He snapped at a flea (clap)

He snapped at a minnow (clap)

And he snapped at me (clap)

He caught the mosquito (cup hands together)

He caught the flea (cup hands together)

He caught the minnow (cup hands together)

But he didn’t catch me! (shake finger “no”)

Credit: Childhood


OUR DVD:

Bathtime – SO SMART  – house

bathtime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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 went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out!

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again!

 

I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot, short and stout

Here is my handle, here is my spout

When I get all full of steam I shout

Tip me over and pour me out!

 

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill

One named Jack and the other named Jill

Fly away Jack and fly away Jill

Come back Jack and come back Jill


OUR GOODBYE SONG & STRETCH:

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

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends, goodbye friends,

It’s time to say goodbye….

 

Tickle the Clouds

Tickle the clouds,

Tickle your toes

Turn around and tickle your nose

Reach down low,

each up high,

storytime’s over,


 

 

 

 

 

 


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