Baby’s Day Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for morning

Book:  Where are you going, Maisy? by Lucy Cousins

where are you going maisy

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

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)

Book: The Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

baby goes beep

Song: “Baby Hop” – Priscilla Hegner and Rose Grasselli: Diaper Gym

Book/Song:  The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz

babies on the bus

Rhyme: Baby a-go go, (bounce on knees)
Hey-ah! (tip child to the right)
Baby a-go go, (bounce on knees)
Hey-ah! (tip child to the left)
Baby a go- (bounce on knees)
Oh! (lift up in the air)
Baby a-go go go! (bounce, bounce, bounce!)

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): Baby’s Day by Michael Blake, photographs by Trish Gant

babys day

Song: “A Tisket, A Tasket” (with shakers) – Sara Hickman: Newborn

newborn

Closing rhyme

Animal Sounds Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell

i love animals

Rhyme:  A farmer went trotting (Bounce baby on lap, facing you)
Upon his gray mare
With his daughter behind him
So rosy and fair
Then a duck cried out, “Quack!” (Lift baby up)
And they all tumbled down (Plop baby back into your lap)
Off of the horse
And upside down! (Tip baby gently backwards_)

Rhyme: Two fat sausages in a frying pan
One went pop (lift baby up) and the other went bam!

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

brown bear

Song: “Baby’s Hokey Pokey” – Georgiana Stewart: Baby Face

Song: (Tune: “Where is Thumbkin?”)
Where is brown bear? Where is brown bear?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you today, bear?
Very well, I say, bear.
Growl, growl, growl. (with puppets)
(Source: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme: You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot,
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin,
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, POP! (wiggle baby, then lift)

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): Moo, baa, la, la, la by Sandra Boynton

moo baa la

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

Closing rhyme

Sheep Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

where is the green sheep

Song: Baa, baa black sheep (with felt pieces)

Song: Mary had a little lamb (with ukulele)

Rhyme/dance: Dancing Sheep

Shhh!  It’s time to go to sleep (put finger to mouth, pretend to sleep)
But into my bedroom one sheep creeps. (creep fingers)
“Don’t go to bed,” the one sheep said.
“I would rather dance instead!”

Soon he was…  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling! (move hands above head in “dancing” motion)
He was dancing on the floor! (move hands on floor as mentioned above)
He was dancing on the window! (move hands to one side)
He was dancing on the door! (move hands to other side)

He kept on…Dancing on the ceiling! (sing faster)
He was dancing on the floor!
He was dancing on the window!
He was dancing on the door!
(repeat several times getting faster each time through)

“Stop that dancing, silly sheep.
It is time to go to sleep!”
Soon the sheep lay on the floor.
Soon the sheep began to snore.

So I started …  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling!
I was dancing on the floor!
I was dancing on the window!
I was dancing on the door!

(Credit: susanmdailey.com)

Book: The Sheep Follow by Monica Wellington

sheep follow

Rhyme (with poster): Little Boy Blue

Song: Old McDonald (with ukulele)

Song: “The Wiggle Song” – Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum

 Book: One Little Lamb by Elaine Greenstein

one little lamb

 Song: “Tap your Toe and Follow Me” – Susan Salidor: Come Make a Circle

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Foam sheep wrapped with yarn (Credit: daniellesplace.com)

sheep craft

Ready for Kindergarten Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Daniel Jennewein

is your buffalo ready

Song: “There’s a dog in school” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Book: The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illustrated by Mike Lowery

gingerbread man loose

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

Book: Eddie gets ready for school by David Milgrim

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Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Old Town School of Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Movie: How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

how do dinosaurs go to school

Craft: Spiral Pencil-topper (Credit: activityvillage.co.uk)

spiral topped pencil

 

 

Burrowing Animals Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Mole’s in Love – David Bedford

moles in love

Song:  “Meerkats Together” – Summer Library Program Manual p. 159

There is an animal that lives in groups

And Meerkat is its name-o

M-E-E-R-Kat! (repeat twice)

And Meerkat is its name-o!

Book: The Happy Hedgehog Band by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Jill Barton

happyhedgehogband

Song: “Little Brown Ant” – The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, Big Red Boat!

Song: “Shake Your Body Down” – Laurie Berkner: Party Day

Movie: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Love & Friendship Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book:  My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

myheartislikeazoo

Song: “The More We Get Together” – Raffi: The Singable Songs Collection (with sign language for “more” “together” and “happy”)

Book: The Cuddle Book by Guido Van Genechten

The Cuddle Book

Song: “Blow A Kiss” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

underashadytree

Book: Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson

mousesfirstvalentine

Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach

Song: “Jumping & Counting” – Jim Gill: Irrational Anthem

jimgillsirrational

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it!
Craft: Decorate valentines w/markers, glitter, feathers, etc.

valentines2

Blanket Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Flora’s Blanket by Deb Gliori

floras blanket

Flora had some different feelings in that book – she was sad, angry, sleepy and happy. We’re going to sing a song about those feelings now.

Song: “If you’re happy”
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re sad and you know it, rub your eyes “Boo hoo”
If you’re angry and you know it, stomp your feet.
If you’re sleepy and you know it, close your eyes.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
(Credit: childfun.com)

Rhyme: Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar
Into a corner will creep  (creep fingers up arm)
He’ll spin himself a blanket (roll hands)
And then fall fast asleep  (rest head, close eyes)

Fuzzy, wuzzy caterpillar
Very soon will rise  (wake up)
And find he has grown beautiful wings (connect thumbs and flap hands like wings)
Now he’s a butterfly!

Song (with scarves): “Don’t Wash My Blanket” by Hap Palmer: Peek-a-boo and other songs for young children
Chorus: Slowly shake scarf up and down
Verse: Turn in circle

Book: Blankie by Leslie Patricelli

blankie

Song: “Walking, walking” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

songs for wiggleworms

Song: “Shake your Body Down” – Laurie Berkner

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

Closing song

 

 

 

 

Slow and Fast Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Quick Duck! by Mary Murphy

quick duck

Song: “So Fast, So Fast” – John Feierabend: Frog in the Meadow

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…

Book: Slow Snail by Mary Murphy

slow snail

Rhyme: This is big, big, big  Hold arms out to side
This is small small small Cup hands together
This is short short short Hold hands with palms facing each other
This is tall tall tall Reach one hand above head
This is fast fast fast Circle fists quickly
This is slow slow slow Circle fists slowly
This is yes yes yes Nod
This is no no no Shake head
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Song: I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hand wave bye, bye, bye…

Rhyme: Roly Poly
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 back front to back)

Song (with shaky eggs): “Fast and Slow” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

best of laurie

Closing rhyme

 

Mouse Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Mouse Paint by Eileen Stoll Walsh

mouse paint

Song: Hickory Dickory Dock

Rhyme: Round about, round about, goes the wee house (draw circle)
Up a bit, up a bit, in a wee house (tickle chin)

Rhyme: (with mice in box puppet)
Where are the baby mice? Squeak, squeak, squeak,
I cannot see them peek, peek, peek,
Here they come out of their hole,
One, two, three, and that is all!
(Credit: Perry Public Library)

Book: The Big Baby Book by Guido Van Genechten

big baby book

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…

Song: I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hand wave bye, bye, bye…

Book: Lunch by Denise Fleming

lunch

Rhyme: Here comes a little mouse, squeak, squeak, squeak,
He’s tiny and soft and has pink little feet (tickle toes)
He runs up your leg, then under your arm
Ticklety, ticklety (tickle all over)
But he means you no harm.
(Credit: Perry Public Library)

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 little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear by Don and Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

big hungry bear

Song (with shakers): “Mickey Mouse March” – Larry Groce: Disney’s Children’s Favorite Songs 4

Goodbye rhyme