Babies! ~ Infant Storytime

Our wonderful summer session of Infant Storytime ended last Tuesday.  For this eighth and final storytime we read all about babies.  We began with a counting song!

One little, two little, three little babies

Four little, five little, six little babies

Seven little, eight little, nine little babies

10 little babies here!


Fun FACT:  Just a reminder that reading is one of the best things you can do for your baby’s brain development!  Click here for a list of the benefits:Birth to Five

Below you’ll find a record of the books, songs, rhymes and flannel activities we shared.


BOOKS WE SHARED

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak is a beautiful book about the unconditional love a parent/caregiver has for baby!  This a great board book for reading aloud or as a lap sit.

There, There by Taro Miura is all about comforting a crying baby.  When baby cries, everyone starts to cry!  First comes the question “What does the animal say?”  There’s a “ribbet, ribbet” a “woof woof” a “cluck, cluck”and a “moo moo” UNTIL baby says “wah wah.” Then everyone says “wah wah” and begins to cry!  Who is there at the end to comfort them all?  Baby, of course!  Baby says the magic words – “there, there.”


 A Fun Rhyme You Can Try at Home!

Nursery Rhyme Flannel We Shared

Hush Little Baby

Hush little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
And if that diamond ring turns to brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat.
And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.
And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
And if that dog named Rover won’t bark,
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart.
And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town!

Credit:  Mother Goose


Action Songs, Rhymes & Bounces We Shared

We share a lot of songs, bounces & rhymes during storytime!  You’ll find lyrics/words to most of the bounces, songs & rhymes we shared.

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!

Clap Everybody and Say Hello! (see “CDs section” below to find this song in our CD collection)

Clap everybody and say hello, clap everybody and say hello, clap everybody and say hello, no matter what the weather

Stamp everybody…

Wiggle everybody…

Jump everybody…

Dance everybody…

Sing everybody…

Songs, Bounces & Tickle

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.

Acka Backa Soda Cracker 

Video:  Acka Backa Soda Cracker

Acka backa soda cracker, acka backa boo!
Acka backa soda cracker, up goes you!
Acka backa soda cracker, acka backa boo!
Acka backa soda cracker, I love you!

Dickery Dickery Dare

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!

With My Little Hands

With my little hands I go clap, clap, clap, (clap baby’s hands)
With my little feet I go tap, tap, tap. (tap baby’s feet)
With my little arms I wave bye, bye, bye, (gently lift baby’s arm to wave bye)
With my little legs I kick high, high, high! (help lift baby’s legs)
With my little eyes I say peekaboo, (cover baby’s eyes and play peekaboo)
With my little lips I say I love you! (look at baby and say I love you)

REPEAT but change the last line to…”sing I love you! (sing I love you to baby)

Tickles:

Round the Garden

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

Color Color

Color, color up and down

Color, color all around

Color, color knees and toes

Color, color on your nose

Color, color on your tummy

Color, color with your mommy (daddy, nanny, Auntie, etc.)

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

“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 books about babies,  check these out from your local Pasadena Public Library!

   


 

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