Ducks – Infant Storytime

Things were just ducky at our last infant storytime!


Books We Shared

Nancy Tafuri has beautiful books for little ones, because the pictures are so big and clear.  As our first book in infant storytime we shared her book Goodnight, My Duckling, about a duckling who dawdles behind his mama and siblings, and almost gets lost!

I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy was our second duck-focused book.  There’s a new baby on the farm, and all the animals are excited!  This is a great story to do the different actions with your little one.


Flannel Board Story

Little Duck

Rhyme from: Scott, Barbara A.  1000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes: A Sourcebook and DVD. New York: Neal-Schuman. 2010.  Image template from Google Search

(to the tune of: London Bridge)
Little duck goes, “Quack, quack, quack, (clap hands when you “quack”)
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack.
Little duck goes, “Quack, quack, quack.”
Swimming all day long.

Other Verses:
With her feet she paddle, paddle, paddles, (paddle feet back and forth)
With her tail she swish, swish, swishes (shake bottom)
With her wings she flap, flap, flaps ….as she flies away (“flap wings”)


Flannel Board Nursery Rhyme

Jack and Jill

Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals

Jack and Jill
went up the hill,
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
And broke his crown.
And Jill came tumbling after

American Sign Language: DUCK

We learned the ASL sign for duck this week. It sort of resembles a duck beak!  See how to do the sign at Lifeprint.


Rhymes & Bounces & Songs We Shared without Music

We sing a lot of songs during storytime!  You’ll find lyrics to those songs without music here.

Welcome Song
(to the tune of: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
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.

Peek-a-Boo
(to the tune of : ”Frere Jacques”)
Peek-a-boo. Peek-a-boo. (cover eyes with hands, then remove)
I see you, I see you (point at child)
I see your little nose (touch nose)
I see your tiny toes (touch toes)
Peek-a-boo. Peek-a-boo. (cover eyes with hands, then remove)

Icky Bicky Soda Cracker Bounce
Icky Bicky Soda Cracker (bounce baby gently on knees)
Icky Bicky Boo
Icky Bicky Soda Cracker
Up Goes You! (lift baby into air)

Icky Bicky Soda Cracker (bounce baby gently on knees)
Icky Bicky Boo
Icky Bicky Soda Cracker
I love you! (bring baby in for a cuddle)

Patty Cake
Patty cake, patty cake, baker’s man (clap hands together)
Bake me a cake as fast as you can (clap hands together)
Roll it (roll one hand over the other)
And pat it (pat legs)
And mark it with a “B” (make the letter B on baby’s tummy)
And put it in the oven for Baby and me! (hands flat, then point to baby, then you.)

Slowly, Slowly Very Slowly Tickle
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (say slowly, and trace finger up baby’s arm)
goes the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly
up the garden rail.

Quickly, quickly, very quickly (say quickly and tickle baby all over)
goes the little mouse.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly
all around the house.

Storytime’s Over
Hands up high! (Put your hands in air)
Now give a big sigh (sigh and bring hands down)
Our storytime’s over
So wave bye-bye (wave)


Music from CDs We Shared

Sometimes it’s fun to sing along with music.  Here are some of the songs and cds used in storytime.


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

I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clap
I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clap
I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clap
Clap clap all day long

I take my little feet and go tap tap tap
I take my little feet and go tap tap tap
I take my little feet and go tap tap tap
Tap tap all day long

I take my little knees and go bend bend bend
I take my little knees and go bend bend bend
I take my little knees and go bend bend bend
Bend, bend all day long


“Itsy Bitsy Spider” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried out all the rain.
So the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.


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

This is the way the ladies ride
trit trot trit trot
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 gentlemen ride
Early in the morning

This is the way the farmer rides
clippity cloppity clippity cloppity
This is the way the farmer rides
Early in the morning

This is the way the cowgirl/cowboy rides
Giddy-up! Giddy-up!
This is the way the cowgirl/cowboy rides
Early in the morning


“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Walt Disney’s Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 1

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.


Continue the Fun

Want more stories about ducks?  Check out these stories at your Pasadena Public Library branch:

  

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