Infant Storytime Roundup

Summer 2013 edition!

Songs, bounces, and stories from the Summer 2013 Infant Storytime session.

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SUMMER THEMES

Summer vacation

Ducks

Alligators

Bunnies

Confused animals

Snack time

Hatching and growing up

Shapes make

Chasing

SONGS

Clap Everybody and Say Hello by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Clap Tap Bend by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Itsy Bitsy Spider by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Karen Banks-Lubicz
Smooth Road to London Town by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Baby’s Little Self by Casper Babypants

FLANNEL BOARD SHAPES

Animal Shapes (confusing animals)

Summer shapes

Assemble shapes

COUNTING

Five Alligators in a Pool

(words by Chris Lemieux)

One little alligator swimming in a pool;
Another comes along and now there are two.

Two little alligators swimming by a tree;
Another comes along and now there are three.

Three little alligators swimming near the shore;
Another comes along and now there are four

Four little alligators swim, splash, and dive.
Another comes along and now there are five

Five little alligators having lots of fun;
Mama calls, “It’s time for bed!” and now there are none!

Five in a Bed

There were five in the bed and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
How many are left? 1, 2, 3, 4

There were four in the bed and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
How many are left? 1, 2, 3

There were three in the bed and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
How many are left? 1, 2

There were two in the bed and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
How many are left? 1

There was one in the bed and the little one said,
“I’m lonely! I’m lonely!”
So they all climbed back into bed.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
And drifted off the sleep.
Goodnight!

Five Little Butterflies

Five little butterflies by the door.
One flew away, then there were four.

Four little butterflies by the tree.
One flew away, then there were three.

Three little butterflies up in the blue.
One flew away, then there were two.

Two little butterflies out in the sun.
One flew away, then there was one.

One little butterfly now all alone.
She was so lonely, she flew home.

BOUNCES

I’m a Little Cuckoo Clock

Tick tock, tick tock (rock baby back and forth)
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
It’s nine o’clock
Cuckoo! Cuckoo! (lift baby in the air)

I Have A Little Pony

I have a little pony (slowly)
His name is Macaroni
He trots and trots and then he stops! (pause)
My silly little pony Macaroni! (faster)

Icky Bicky Soda Cracker

Icky bicky soda cracker
Icky bicky boo
Icky bicky soda cracker
Up goes you! (lift baby up)

RHYMES

Round and Round the Garden

Round and round the garden (trace a circle on baby’s tummy)
Like a teddy bear
One step, two steps (walk fingers up baby’s chest)
Tickle you under there! (tickle baby)

Little Mousie

See the little mousie (trace a circle on baby’s tummy)
Creeping up the stairs (walk fingers up baby’s arm)
Looking for a warm nest
Right under there! (tickle baby under arm)

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey
Along came a spider

Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candle stick

Hickory Dickory Dock

The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock

Baby’s Game

Touch your ears
Pat your nose
Tickle little baby’s toes
Hide your eyes! (cover baby’s eyes)
Where are you?
Baby’s playing peekaboo!


For more rhymes, songs, and lapsit bounces to try at home, try ALA’s Born to Read site.

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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