Frogs ~ Infant Storytime

A FUN FACT (brought to you by our mascot, Freddie the frog):

To help your child hear and know sounds in words you can:

  • Read stories with rhyming words.
  • Read books featuring different sounds (animals, instruments, etc.)

         (We did both during our storytime today!)

When you help your child hear and know sounds in words you are putting literacy into motion and helping them develop phonological awareness.

If you want more in depth information on how to help your child’s emerging literacy, click here:  Fairfax County Library

Books We Shared

Jump by Scott M. Fischer is an interactive, rhyming book that follows different animals as they “jump” to escape from predators!  Sounds scary but it really isn’t – it is fun, full of mishaps and cumulative.  Of course we start with a bug who’s a “snug little bug” until it spies a frog and jumps!!  And the frog is “sleeping like a log” until it sees a cat and jumps!!  I think you get the picture.  Near the end of the story we even see a shark and a whale make an appearance.  Not to be missed, this makes a wonderful lap sit and/or read aloud book.

I Love to Eat Bugs! by John Strejan is a personal favorite.  This is a pop-up book with personality and children love the intricate design of the animals that jump out in 3-D (pardon the frog pun).  An elephant, a gorilla, a lion, a hyena all pop out to tell us what they like to eat.  On each page we have our wide-mouthed frog in the corner replying with “I love to eat bugs!”  Well our frog is silenced by a crocodile who claims to love eating wide mouthed frogs.  Read the book to see what happens! (I promise no frogs get eaten in this story.)

Rhyming Flannel

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs

Sat on a speckled log,

Eating some most delicious bugs – YUM YUM!

One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool,

Now there are four green and speckled frogs – GLUB GLUB!

Repeat with four, three, two, one and finally NONE!

Watch the YouTube video below to practice at home!

Action Songs, Rhymes & 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
(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!

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.

Dickery Dickery Dare (bounce)

Video:  Dickery Dickery Dare

Dickery dickery dare,
The pig flew up in the air –
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!

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

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

“With My Little Hands” from  Active Baby by Tumble Tots

“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 frogs, check these out from your local Pasadena Public Library!


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