Sharing – Infant Storytime

In Infant storytime on February 28, we shared stories all about sharing!


Books We Shared

Banana! by Ed Vere is such a fun read-aloud!  One monkey has a banana, but another one wants it.  What’s a monkey to do?  Is there any way for both monkeys to be happy?

Is your little one having nervous about going to a friend’s house?  So is Panda in Playdate for Panda by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Oriol Vidal.  But with friendly fox ready to share his toys and tons of fun, Panda is put at ease.  By the end of the book, he even is looking forward to returning to spend time with Fox.


Flannel Board Story

It’s So Much Fun to Share

(Adapted from A-Hunting We Will Go Flannelboard from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra.  She also has a version in her Mother Goose’s Playhouse.  Templates for this story found here.)

(to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)
It’s so much fun to share
It’s so much fun to share
I have a hat
I’ll share with a cat
It’s so much fun to share.

Other verses:
box – fox
log – frog
boat – goat
pail – whale
wig – pig
chair – bear

 


Flannel Board Nursery Rhyme

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Pattern taken from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra.

Baa baa black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir
Three bags full.
One for the master.
One for the dame.
One for the little boy
who lives down the lane.
Baa baa black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir
Three bags full.


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)

Ride a Little Pony Bounce
Ride a little pony (bounce baby gently on knees)
going to town.
Better watch out or you might
fall down! (gentle guide baby through your legs to floor)

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.)

Round and Round the Garden Tickle
Round and round the garden (gently circle round baby’s belly button with finger)
Goes the teddy bear.
A one step (move your fingers and tickle baby up the belly)
A two step (move your fingers and tickle baby up the belly)
A tickly under there (tickle baby under chin)

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 my little knees and go bend bend bend
I my little knees and go bend bend bend
I 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.


“Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town by Kathy Reid-Naiman

A smooth road to London Town.
A smooth road to London Town.
The road goes up
And the road goes down
A smooth road to London Town.

BUT by and by we come to a dell
and there the roads are not so swell
a bumpy road
a bumpy road
A bumpy road to London Town.

A smooth road to London Town.
A smooth road to London Town.
The road goes up
And the road goes down
A smooth road to London Town.

BUT by and by we come to the wood
and there the roads are not so good
a rough road
a rough road
A rough road to London Town.


“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 sharing?  Check out these out at your Pasadena Public Library branch:
  

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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