Bunnies! ~ Infant Storytime

We read books about rabbits and other animals that hop during our second Infant Storytime of the spring session.  There was a also a bit of singing, bouncing and rhyming ~ I even snuck in a new bounce!  Here are the books, activities, bounces and nursery rhymes we shared:


  

Little White Rabbit is a beautifully illustrated picture book by Kevin Henkes.  It’s all about a little white bunny who explores and wonders what it would be like to be like some of the things he encounters:  green like the grass, tall as a fir tree, perfectly still like a rock and able to flutter and fly like a butterfly.  Little ones will fall in the love with the colors and clean, clear lines of each image while learning a bit about the “nature” of things in nature.  Bunny’s imagination also encourages baby to play and pretend…what would it be like if…???

Mama Look by Patricia J. Murphy and David Diaz is also an exploration into the various creatures we find in nature.  I don’t think there are many children who haven’t asked:  “Mama Look!” or “Papa Look!”  Just talking with your baby about the world around you creates so many opportunities for bonding and supporting language development.  Each page of this book leads to a new animal or insect..grasshoppers, ants, butterflies, frogs, puppies, squirrels, and more!  At the very end though it’s the baby bee who notices the human baby on Mama’s back!


Flannel Boards We Shared

There’s Something in My Garden
There’s something in my garden,
Now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden
That I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….
Ribbit – Ribbit – Ribbit

A Frog is what I found!

There’s something in my garden,
Now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden
That I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….
Meow – Meow – Meow  

A Cat is what I found!

There’s something in my garden,
Now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden
That I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….
Thump – thump – thump

A bunny is what I found!


NEW BOUNCING RHYMESmooth Road to London Town (Annmarie Hurtado demonstrating!)



Action Songs, Rhymes & Bounces We Shared

We share a lot of songs, bounces & rhymes during storytime!
You’ll find lyrics/words to those songs & rhymes we shared without CD accompaniment 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!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Video:  Twinkle Twinkle

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.

Dickery Dickery Dare (bounce)

Video:  Dickery Dickery Dare

Dickery dickery dare,
The pig flew up in the air –
Wooooo!
The man in brown,
Brought him back down,
Dickery dickery dare!

The Grand Old Duke of York (bounce)

Video:  The Grand Old Duke of York

Oh, the grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
When they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only halfway up,
They were neither up nor down.

NEW!  Peas Porridge Hot!

Video:  Peas Porridge Hot

Peas porridge hot
Peas porridge cold
Peas porridge in the pot, nine days old!
Some like it hot
Some like it cold
Some like it in the pot, nine days old!

Goodbye Friends (song in sign)

Click here for video:  Goodbye Babies (Friends) 

Goodbye babies, goodbye babies
Goodbye babies, it’s time to say goodbye.

Music from CDs We Shared

Children love to sing and dance to music.  Here are some of the songs/bounces on CD that we used in storytime.  Click onto the CD titles to find these items in our library catalog.

“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman

“Ladies Ride” from More Tickles & Tunes by Kathy Reid-Naiman

NEW! “Smooth Road” from Baby’s Boat by Kathy Reid-Naiman

“With My Little Hands” from  Active Baby by Tumble Tots

“I’m a Little Teapot” from Toddler Favorites by Music for Little People

“Two Little Blackbirds” from by Circle Time: songs and rhymes for the very young by Lisa Monet

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


Continue the Fun

Here are some more books about bears to check out at your Pasadena Public Library Branch.

 

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