Babies! ~ Toddler Storytime

Our wonderful summer session of Toddler Storytime ended last Tuesday.  For this eighth and final storytime we read all about babies.  We began with a counting song (sung to the tune of 10 Little Indians)!

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

 

A Book of Babies by Il Sung Na is delicate and bold at the same time.  Each image is colorful with fine attention to detail and intricate patterns within the drawings.  We are shown various animals born in the spring and are told a little about each type.  We see “noisy ducklings” and some babies who have “lots of brothers and sisters” (a school of fish) and some who “have none at all” (a baby monkey).  There are many more animal babies to discover, making this a great book for toddlers and preschoolers in general.  Each age level will come away with something that touches upon a different developmental stage.

What a Wonderful World based on Louis Armstrong’s version of the song “What a Wonderful World” is a beautifully illustrated picture book that can be sung or read aloud.  Singing a book is another way to enrich a child’s literacy development.  Music is a wonderful way to enhance language and learning!


A FUN RHYME TO TRY AT HOME!

 


Flannel Boards We Shared

 

Poor Little Baby, Are You Still Sad?

Poor little baby, are you still sad?
Let’s lift the green blanket and see if you’re glad!
(Pull off the green square and ask the kids if the baby looks happy.)
Poor little baby, are you still sad?
Let’s lift the yellow blanket and see if you’re glad!
(Pull off the yellow square and ask the kids if the baby looks happy.)
(Repeat until you reach the blanket covering the happy baby.)
Credit:  Libraryland


Action Songs & Rhymes

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


Welcome, Welcome Everyone (to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle)

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… (stamp feet)

Wiggle everybody… (wiggle your body)

Jump everybody… (jump up and down)

Sing everybody… (open arms wide)

Roll Your Hands (see “CDs section” below to find this song in our CD collection)

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be! (roll hands)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Clap, clap, clap your hands as loud as loud can be!  (clap hands)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Tap, tap, tap your feet as softly as can be! (quietly tap feet)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Shake, shake, shake your feet as quickly as can be!  (quickly shake feet onto the ground)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be! (roll hands)

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me. (keep rolling until the end of the song)

Open Shut Them – Video:  Open Shut Them

Open, shut them, open, shut them, (open and close hands)
Give a little clap, clap, clap.  (clap three times)
Open shut them, open shut them (open and close hands)
Put them in your lap, lap, lap. (place hands in lap and bounce them 3X)

Creep them, crawl them, creep them crawl them, (crawl fingers up arms)
Right up to your chinny  chin chin. (place fingers on chin)
Open up your little mouth (open mouth and say ahhhhhh)
But do not put them in!! (put hands behind your back)

This is Big

This is big, big, big (stretch hands far to sides)
This is small, small, small (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short (hold palms close vertically)
This is tall, tall, tall (hold palms far apart vertically)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
This is no, no, no (shake head)
Credit: Mel’s Desk

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.

You are My Sunshine (short version)

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray.

You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
And I love you more every day.

Goodbye Friends (in sign) – Video:  Goodbye Friends

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

Music from CDs We Shared

Children love to sing and dance to music.  Here are some of the action songs & rhymes 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 Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

“Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Kathy Reid-Naiman

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

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Its Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

“ABC”  from Go Baby Go! Baby Loves Jazz by Baby Loves Jazz Band

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

“We’re Going to the Market” from I Love to Hear the Sounds by Kathy Reid-Naiman

“Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes” from Its Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel


Video

Maisy’s Bedtime

 


CONTINUE THE FUN

If you want to read more books about babies make sure to check these out from your local Pasadena Public Library!

  


 

2 thoughts on “Babies! ~ Toddler Storytime

  • August 12, 2019 at 12:17 pm
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    Thank you sooo much for these resources and your faithfulness every week! Your work is much appreciated!!

    Zion’s, Momma Ella (Grandma Jennifer)

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    • August 21, 2019 at 9:29 am
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      Hi Jennifer,

      You are so welcome! I am happy that you are able to use the resources and enjoy them with your baby. And thank you for your lovely note. You made my day!

      All the best,

      Marie

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