Building! ~ Infant Storytime

The winter session of Infant storytime is underway and our theme for the first meeting was BUILDING!  We talked about the letter B and the many words that start with B (including the word building), read books about building with blocks and trucks and had lots of fun singing Old Macdonald with a twist.  Listed below are the books, songs, rhymes, flannel stories and activities we explored about our topic.


Books We Shared

 

Blocks by Irene Dickson is a story about learning to share.  The book opens with Ruby playing with her red blocks and Benji playing with his blue blocks.  Chaos ensues when Benji decides to take one of Ruby’s red blocks.  There’s a “toddler” tussle and all of the blocks come crashing down.  Is there a resolution?  Why yes!  After the crash the red and blue blocks are all mixed together and Ruby and Benji discover that sharing their blocks makes for double the fun.  Enter Guy – he brings over some green blocks.  What will happen now?  We can only guess.

Vroom, Vroom, Trucks! by Karen Katz is a fun, interactive board book that takes us on a journey through a construction site to find Baby!  Is Baby in the bulldozer? The cement truck? The tall crane?  The dump truck?  The excavator???  As we lift the flaps we see baby isn’t in any of those vehicles but eventually we do find him in his bedroom playing with his toy trucks! 

Flannel Boards We Shared

What Starts With B?

We talked about the letter B and brought out some things that begin with the letter B.  There was a bat, a baby, a bottle and a balloon!  The children had fun guessing as I pulled out each flannel piece.  We also practiced making the B sound!

Old Macdonald Had a Woodshop
(sung to the tune of Old Macdonald Had a Farm) 

Old Macdonald had a shop, eieio
And in this shop she had a saw, eieio
With a zztt zztt here and a zztt zztt there,
Here a zztt, there a zztt, everywhere a zztt zztt,
Old Macdonald had a shop, eieio.

Old Macdonald had a shop, eieio
And in this shop she had a drill, eieio
With a bzz bzz here and a bzz bzz there,
Here a bzz, there a bzz, everywhere a bzz bzz,
Old Macdonald had a shop, eieio.

Old Macdonald had a shop, eieio
And in this shop she had a hammer, eieio
With a tap tap here and a tap tap there,
Here a tap, there a tap, everywhere a tap tap,
Old Macdonald had a shop, eieio

Old Macdonald had a shop, eieio
And in this shop she had a screwdriver, eieio
With a squeak squeak here and a squeak squeak there,
Here a squeak, there a squeak, everywhere a squeak squeak,
Old Macdonald had a shop, eieio.

Nursery Rhyme We shared

We used the story glove for this one!  The first time we played the CD, the second time we sang acapella.

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammet & Elaine Bueffel

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The itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
So the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

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.

Welcome Song (action 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!

“Icky Bicky Soda Cracker” (bounce)

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Icky bicky soda cracker, icky bicky boo
Icky bicky soda cracker, up goes you!
Icky bicky soda cracker, icky bicky boo
Icky bicky soda cracker, I love you!

“Dickery Dickery Dare” (bounce to the tune of Hickory Dickory Dock)

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Dickery dickery dare
The pig flew up in the air – woooo!
The man in brown, brought him back down
Dickery dickery dare!

“With My Little Hands” (action song)

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With my little hands I go, clap clap clap.
With my little feet I go, tap tap tap
With my little arms I wave ‘bye’, ‘bye’. ‘bye’,
With my little legs I kick high high high
With my little eyes I go, peek-a-boo!
With my little lips I say ‘I love you!
(Repeat once)

“I’m a Little Teapot” (action song)

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I’m a little teapot, short and stout
Here is my handle, here is my spout
When I get all steamed up, here me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out
Tip me over and pour me out!

“Two Little Blackbirds” (action song)

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Two blackbirds sitting on a hill,
One named Jack and the other named Jill.
Fly away, Jack, fly away, Jill.
Come again, Jack, come again, Jill.

“Goodbye Friends” (song in sign)

Click here for video:  Goodbye Babies (Friends) 

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

Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye (tune:  Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Now it’s time to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye,
Not it’s time to say goodbye, we’ll see you all next week!

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

Clap everybody and say hello, (clap hands)
Clap everybody and say hello,
Clap everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.

Stamp everybody and say hello, (stomp feet)
Stamp everybody and say hello,
Stamp everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.

Wiggle everybody and say hello, (wiggle baby)
Wiggle everybody and say hello,
Wiggle everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.

Jump everybody and say hello, (lift baby up high)
Jump everybody and say hello,
Jump everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.

Sing everybody and say hello, (wave hi)
Sing everybody and say hello,
Sing everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Disney’s 100 Favourite Songs for Children

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.

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