Infant & Toddler Time – Apples

The first meeting of our fall session of Infant and Toddler Storytime was ALL about APPLES – the juicy kind!  Here are some of the stories and activities we shared about our theme!


Stories

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During our infant storytime, we read about Pepo and Lolo’s quest to reach a red, juicy apple stuck way up high in an apple tree.  It took an ingenious plan and some teamwork to make that apple fall and boy was it yummy!  We also shared a board book by Yusuke Yonezu titled 5 Little Apples.  It is a colorful countdown book filled with animals (large and small) who take away the apples one by one.  There is a beautiful surprise at the end though!

During toddler storytime, we shared Monica Wellington’s book, Apple Farmer Annie.  Annie grows many kinds of apples in her orchard.  When they’re ripe, she picks some to make apple cider, applesauce AND all sorts of yummy baked goods.  However, she saves the BEST apples to sell at the market.   We also read about Pepo and Lolo…just because it has so many elements that make a dynamic story for both infants and toddlers.


Flannelboard Story

INFANT STORYTIME

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Little Jack Horner sat in a corner,

Eating his pudding pie.

He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum

And said, “What a good boy am I!”

 

TODDLER STORYTIME

5 LITTLE APPLES

5 little apples in a bowl,

One fell out and started to roll,

It hit the table and bumped my feet,

How many apples left to eat? (4, 3, 2, 1)

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Movement Activity

Way Up High in the Apple Tree

Way up high in the apple tree (point upward)
I saw two apples looking at me (point two fingers toward you)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (pretend to shake trunk of tree)
Down fell the apples, mmmmm, they were good! (rub tummy)


Rhymes & Songs We Shared

We have a lot of fun doing action rhymes at storytime!  Here are the ones we shared without musical accompaniment.

INFANT STORYTIME

Welcome Song  (tune: 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.

Dickery Dickery Dare (tune :  Hickory Dickory Dock)

DickeryDickery, dickery dare, (bounce baby on lap)
The pig flew up in the air. (lift baby up in air)
The man in brown
Soon brought him down! (bring baby back down to lap)
Dickery, dickery, dare. (bounce baby on lap)

The Grand Old Duke of York (See video of Grand Old Duke of York)

The grand old Duke of York (bounce baby on lap)
He had 10,000 men, (bounce baby on lap)
He marched them up to the top of the hill (lift baby up in the air)
And he marched them down again. (bring baby down onto lap)
When they’re up, they’re up (lift baby up in the air)
And when they’re down, they’re down, (bring baby down onto lap)
And when they’re only halfway up, (bring baby halfway up)
They’re neither up nor down. (lift baby up and bring baby down again)

One Little Nose

One little nose (touch baby’s nose)
Two little feet (touch baby’s feet)
Three little tickles on your tummy so sweet (tickle baby’s tummy)
Four little kisses on five little toes (kiss baby four times)
Then one more kiss for you sweet little nose.  (kiss baby’s nose)

Mr. Moon (See video of Mr. Moon)

Mr. Moon, Mr. Moon, you’re out too soon,
The sun is still in the sky,
So go back to your bed and cover up your head,
And wait ’til the day goes by.

TODDLER STORYTIME

Welcome Song

(to 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.

Open Shut Them

Open, shut them. (hands palms out with fingers stretched, then close into fists)
Open shut them. (hands palms out with fingers stretched, then close into fists)
Give a little clap, clap, clap. (clap hands on each clap)
Open, shut them. (hands palms out with fingers stretched, then close into fists)
Open shut them. (hands palms out with fingers stretched, then close into fists)
Place them on your lap-lap-lap.  (pat lap three times)
Creep them, crawl them (creep fingers up from lap towards chin)
Creep them, crawl them (creep fingers up from lap towards chin)
Right up to your chin-chin-chin (tap fingers on chin)
Open up your little mouth (open mouth wide)
BUT DO NOT LET THEM IN! (say quickly and hide hands behind back).
See a video of Open Shut Them.

 Music We Shared

Singing is a great way to share words and rhythms with your baby.  While you don’t need a music cd to do this, we do share some songs from cds in our storytimes.

INFANT & TODDLER STORYTIMES

“My Little Hands”

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Ladies Ride”, “Trit Trot” & “Trot, Trot, Trot” from Wee Sing for Baby

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“Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

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“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

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

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

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“Roll Your Hands”  Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel


Film We Watched in Toddler Storytime



Continue the Fun

Want more stories about apples?  Check out these books all about apples at your Pasadena Public Library Branch.

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One thought on “Infant & Toddler Time – Apples

  • March 9, 2020 at 4:56 am
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    You can give your baby one of these great baby foods like avocados, apples, pears and squash. In time, you can also incorporate rice into your baby’s diet. Instead of cereals you can have the food mentioned above incorporated with rice or oats.

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