Infant Storytime: Sea Animals

Books We Shared

Flannel Boards We Shared

Slippery Fish

Slippery fish, slippery fish
sliding through the water
Slippery fish, slippery fish
Gulp, gulp, gulp
oh no, its been eaten by a…
octopus, octopus squiggling in the water
octopus, octopus
gulp, gulp, gulp
oh no, its been eaten by a…
tuna fish, tuna fish
flashing through the water
tuna fish, tuna fish
gulp, gulp, gulp
oh no its been eaten by a…
Great White Shark, Great White Shark
lurking in the water
Great White Shark, Great White Shark
gulp, gulp, gulp
oh no, its been eaten by a…
Humongous whale, humongous whale
spounting in the water
Humongous whale, humongous whale
gulp, gulp, gulp


Five Little Seashells

Five little seashells, lying on the shore.
Swish went the waves. Then there were four.

Four little seashells, pretty as can be.
Swish went the waves. Then there were three.

Three little seashells, all pearly new.
Swish went the waves. Then there were two.

Two little seashells, lying in the sun.
Swish went the waves. Then there was one.

One little seashell, lying all alone.
I said Shhhh as I took it home.


Action Songs & 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.

Two Little Boats

Two little boats are on the sea
All is calm as calm can be
Gently the wind begins to blow
Two little boats rock to and fro
Loudly the wind begins to shout
Two little boats are tossed about
Gone is the wind, the storm, the rain
Two little boats sail on again

(Credit: Under-Fives Alive! by Jane Farley, Eileen Goddard and Judy Jarvis)

Goodbye Friends (song in sign)

Click here for video:  Goodbye 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.

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

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by Old Town School of Folk Music

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

Continue the Fun

Here are some more books about the sea to check out at your Pasadena Public Library Branch:

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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