Snow – Infant

It may not officially be winter, but at our last infant storytime of this session, we celebrated snow.


Books We Shared


Bear & Hare: Snow! by Emily Gravett
Bear and Hare go outside one day and find snow!  Hare loves snow, but Bear is not so sure.  Will the two friends find common ground?


Oh! words by Kevin Henkes, pictures by Laura Dronzek

It’s snowing!  See how many animals react to the chilly delight in this beautifully illustrated picture book.


Flannel Board Story

Build a Snowman

First the body,
then the head.
A stovepipe hat
and a scarf of red.
Next the eyes
and a carrot nose.
And two arms of sticks
placed just so.


Flannel Board Nursery Rhyme

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

(Pattern taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra)

One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, knock on the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, lay them straight.
Nine, ten, a big fat hen.


American Sign Language: SNOW

We learned the ASL sign for snow this week. See how to do the sign at Signing Savvy.


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)

In the Toaster Bounce
Put you in the toaster, (bounce baby gently on lap)
it’s getting pretty hot.
Tick, tock, tick tock, (sway baby from side to side gently)
Up you POP! (Lift baby up in the air)

I’m a Little Cuckoo Clock Bounce
Tick, tock, tick tock, (sway baby from side to side gently)
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick, tock, tick, tock
now I’m striking one o’clock
Cuckoo! (Lift baby up in the air)

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)

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.)

Chicken in the Barnyard
Chicken in the Barnyard (make a circle with finger on baby’s tummy)
staying out of trouble (creep fingers up to baby’s chin)
Along comes a turkey and –
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! (tickle baby under chin)

These are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers (touch baby’s fingers)
and these are baby’s toes. (touch baby’s toes)
And this is baby’s belly button (touch belly button)
Round and round it goes. (tickle around belly button)

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.

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 higher 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 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 to experience more snow from the comfort of your armchair?  Check out these stories at your Pasadena Public Library branch:

 

Presented 11/28/2017 at Pasadena Central Library

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