Fish! ~ Infant Storytime

We read all about fish in today’s Infant Storytime!  Blue (our library fish) swam over to play with us.

Even though we took our storytime “under water” we had lots of fun and we didn’t get wet! Here are the books, songs, rhymes, bounces and flannel stories we shared.


BOOKS WE SHARED

 

Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins is full of bright, colorful, diverse, wacky, playful and wonderful fish.  We met a spotted fish, a stripy fish, a happy fish, a gripy fish and many, many more!  Although the book is a bit long it is easily shortened to fit an infant’s attention span.  It is also chock full of amazing illustrations that will keep your baby engaged throughout and introduces counting in subtle ways.

In One Lonely Fish we do a little counting and meet 10 fish.  The 10th fish is SO HUGE that it eats all of the smaller fish that came before it! Not to worry, it’s just a story!  A great book that teaches counting, builds anticipation and touches on size comparisons (going from the smallest to the biggest fish and everything in between.  A great book for infants and toddlers.


FLANNEL WE SHARED

There Are So Many Fish!

(color guessing game)

There are so many fish in the sea…what color fish do you see?

Red

Yellow

Green

Blue

Pink


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.

Peas Porridge Hot! (nursery rhyme)

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!

Tickle:  Round and round the garden, goes the Teddy Bear, a one-step, a two-step, a tickle under there.

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

“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

If you’d like to read more stories about FISH, check these out from your local Pasadena Public Library.

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