Tickle Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: We’ve All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin, illustrated by Randy Cecil

weve all got bellybuttons

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! [tickle baby]
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her belly where the hot dog goes!

Book: Tickle Time! by Sandra Boynton

tickle time

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus”

The wheels on the bus…
The horn on the bus…
The parents on the bus go tickle, tickle, tickle…
Babies on the bus go hee, hee, hee…

Rhyme: These are baby’s fingers, (touch child’s fingers)
These are baby’s toes, (touch child’s toes)
This is baby’s belly button, (touch child’s tummy)
Round and round it goes! (gently tickle child’s tummy)

Song: “Roll your Hands” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Book: Ten Little Fingers by Annie Kubler

ten little fingers

Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly [slowly roll baby’s hands]
Roly poly faster faster faster faster! [roll hands faster]

Rhyme: The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side)
The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing baby front to back)

Song (with shaky eggs): “Little Sack of Sugar” – Elizabeth Mitchell: You are my Flower

Closing rhyme

Tools Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for hammer

Book: Tap, Tap, Bang, Bang by Emma Garcia

tap tap bang bang

Rhyme: Five Little Nails
Five little nails, standing strong and steady
Here I come, with my hammer ready
BAM – BAM – BAM!  The nail goes down
Now, there are FOUR more nails to pound
(count down until none are left)
(Source: Storytime Source Page)

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Book: I Love Tools by Philemon Sturges

i love tools

Song: “Construction Worker Song”
This is the way we pound our nails, pound our nails, pound our nails
This is the way we pound our nails, so early in the morning
(Saw the wood, stack the bricks, stir the paint, paint the walls)
(Credit: Everything Preschool)

Song: “Reach for the Ceiling” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Song: “All I Wanna Do is Dance” – Kira Willey: Kings and Queens of the Forest
(stomp instead of skip)

kings and queens of the forest

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Paper tool belt

toolbelt

Shapes Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: All Sorts of Shapes by Hannah Reidy, illustrated by Emma Dodd

all sorts of shapes

Song: (Tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?) (show picture of ball, door, etc.)

Did you ever see a circle, a circle, a circle? Did you ever see a circle?
It looks like a ball.

Did you ever see a rectangle, rectangle, rectangle? Did you ever see a rectangle?
It looks like a door.

Did you ever see a triangle, triangle, triangle? Did you ever see a triangle?
It looks like a sail.

Did you ever see a square, a square, a square? Did you ever see a square?
It looks like a box.

Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly [slowly roll baby’s hands]
Roly poly faster faster faster faster! [roll hands faster]

Book: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Green Shaw

it looked like spilt milk

Song: “Roll your Hands” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could. (shake gently)
Down came the baby. (bring baby down)
Mmm, she was good! (kiss)

Book: Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert

color zoo

Rhyme: One arm goes up, one arm goes down, one arm goes up and down.
Two arms go up…
One leg goes up…
Two legs go up…

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Book (choral reading): I See Shapes – Baby Einstein

i see shapes

Closing rhyme

Get out remo sound shapes

remo sound shapes

 

 

Moon and Stars Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

Rhyme: Zoom Zoom Zoom
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon! (swing baby through the air)
Zoom zoom zoom, we’ll be there soon!
5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . (bending knees, lower baby as you count)
BLAST OFF! (baby flies or swings up into the air!)

Rhyme: X marks the spot (draw on baby’s back)
Dot, dot, dot,
Up and down, around and around,
Oooooh! (tickle)

Book: Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

moonlight

Song: “The Freeze” (bounce and freeze)Greg & Steve: Kids in Motion

Rhyme: Rickety rickety rocking horse (bounce)
Over the hills we go,
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug baby)

Book/Song: Twinkle, Twinkle by Beth Harwood

twinkle twinkle

Song/Flannel: “Stars Shining” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Sing the Cold Winter Away

sing the cold winter away

Song: (Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Rhyme: Hurry, scurry little mouse
Stars down at your toes.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Past your knees he goes.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Past where your tummy is.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Gives you a mousy kiss.

Rhyme: The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side)
The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing back front to back)

Book (choral reading): Goodnight Moon by Margaret Brown

goodnight moon

Song (with shaky eggs): “Mr. Moon/The Cuckoo” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Zoom, Zoom, Cuddle and Croon

zoom zoom cuddle

Closing rhyme

Horses and Cows Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for horse and cow

Book:  Baby Says “Moo!” by JoAnn Early Macken, illustrated by David Walker

baby says moo

Rhyme: Rickety rickety rocking horse (bounce)
Over the hills we go,
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug baby)

Book: Clip-clop by Nicola Smee

clip clop

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Rhyme: Trot, trot, trot to Boston (gently bounce baby on your knees)
Trot, trot, trot to Lynn.
Look out baby
You’re going to fall in (lower knees)

Book: A Birthday for Cow by Jan Thomas

birthday for cow

Song: (tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Hop, hop, hop along (bounce)
Or bounce on someone’s knee,
Higher and higher and higher and higher,
Bunny hop with me.

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Two-o-clock, three-o-clock…

Book (choral reading):  Are you a Cow? by Sandra Boynton

are you a cow

Song (with jingle bells): “Bell Horses” – Bob McGrath: The Baby Record

Song (with jingle bells): “Happy Trails” – Cowboy Envy: Cowboy Playground

cowboy playground

Closing rhyme

Farm Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: This is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri

this is the farmer

Flannel: Ten fluffy chickens

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Five eggs and five eggs
Add a clutch of eggs each time you say “five eggs”
And that makes ten
Sitting on top
Add the hen
Is Mother Hen
Cackle cackle cackle
Clap hands as you say Cackle!
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens
Flip over each clutch of eggs.
Yellow as can be.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly [slowly roll baby’s hands]
Roly poly faster faster faster faster! [roll hands faster]

Book: I Went Walking by Vera Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas

i went walking

Song: “Old McDonald had a Farm” (with ukulele)

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could. (shake gently)
Down came the baby. (bring baby down)
Mmm, she was good! (kiss)

Book: Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee

clip clop

Song: “Mary had a Little Lamb”

Rhyme: Little Boy Blue (with poster)

Rhyme: One arm goes up, one arm goes down, one arm goes up and down.
Two arms go up…
One leg goes up…
Two legs go up…

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Book (choral reading): Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

barnyard dance

Song (with shaky eggs): “Ba Ba Black Sheep” – Caspar Babypants: Sing Along!

sing along

Closing rhyme

Colors Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for white and blue

Book:  Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

i love my white shoes

Song: “Over the Deep Blue Sea” – Susan Salidor: Come Make a  Circle

Song: (tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Hop, hop, hop along (bounce)
Or bounce on someone’s knee,
Higher and higher and higher and higher,
Bunny hop with me.

Flannel: Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin, illustrated by Eric Carle

brown bear

Rhyme: Little Boy Blue (with poster)

Rhyme: Rickety rickety rocking horse (bounce)
Over the hills we go,
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug baby)

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Two-o-clock, three-o-clock…

Book (choral reading): Freight Train by Donald Crews

freight train

Song (with shaky eggs): “Little Red Caboose” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz 

Goodbye rhyme

Bug Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd

i love bugs

Rhyme: Here is a beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Soon they come creeping out of the hive (have one bee peek out)
1-2-3-4-5! BUZZ! (bring each finger out as you count)
(make your bees fly all around the hive)

Rhyme: X marks the spot (draw on baby’s back)
Dot, dot, dot,
Up and down, around and around,
Oooooh! (tickle)

Song: “On my Toe there is a Flea” – John Martin Feierabend: Frog in the Meadow

Rhyme: Rickety rickety rocking horse (bounce)
Over the hills we go,
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug baby)

Song: (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Caterpillar, caterpillar, caterpillar, caterpillar (Wiggle fingers of one hand)
In the tree, in the tree (Spread arms like branches)
First you wiggle this way (Wiggle hand left)
Then you wiggle that way (Wiggle hands right)
Look at me, look at me (Point to self)

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

caterpillars wish

Song: (Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Rhyme: Hurry, scurry little mouse
Stars down at your toes.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Past your knees he goes.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Past where your tummy is.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Gives you a mousy kiss.

Rhyme: The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side)
The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing back front to back)

Book (choral reading): The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

very busy spider

Song (with shaky eggs): “Crazy Blue Beetle” – Caspar Babypants: Hot Dog!

hot dog

Closing rhyme

Birthday Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book:  The Fairytale Cake by Mark Sperring, illustrated by Jonathan Langley

fairytale cake

Rhyme: Ten Little Candles
Ten little candles on a birthday cake.
(hold up ten fingers)
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are eight.
(blow twice and bend down two fingers)
Eight little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are six.
Six little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are four.
Four little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are two.
Two little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are none!
Make a wish!
(Credit: Yorba Linda Public Library)

Book: I Love Birthdays by Anna Walker

i love birthdays

Rhyme: Pat-a-cake

Song: “Little Red Wagon” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

wiggleworms love you

Book: A Birthday for Cow by Jan Thomas

birthday for cow

Song: Happy birthday to you

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Rhyme: Let’s go riding in an elevator
First floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor (slowly lift baby)
Down (bring baby back down)

Book (choral reading):  The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli

birthday box

Song (with shaky eggs): “Milkshake Song” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Closing rhyme

Bear Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Mama’s Little Bears by Nancy Tafuri

mamas little bears

Rhyme: (using a bear puppet)

My bear is looking all around.
My bear is sniffing at the ground.
My bear is looking at my toes.
My bear can kiss me on the nose.
My bear can whisper in my ear.
What’s he saying? Can you hear?
My bear can hide behind me,
But wherever I go, my bear can surely find me.
(Credit: Yorba Linda Public Library)

Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly [slowly roll baby’s hands]
Roly poly faster faster faster faster! [roll hands faster]

Book: Jamberry by Bruce Degen

jamberry

Song: “Teddy bear, turn around/Three little blackbirds” – Greg and Steve: Ready, Set, Move!

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could. (shake gently)
Down came the baby. (bring baby down)
Mmm, she was good! (kiss)

Book: Bear Play by Miela Ford

bear play

Rhyme: One arm goes up, one arm goes down, one arm goes up and down.
Two arms go up…
One leg goes up…
Two legs go up…

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Book (choral reading): Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin, illustrated by Eric Carle

brown bear

Song (with shaky eggs): “Stompy the Bear” – Caspar Babypants: Hot Dog!

hot dog

Closing rhyme