Peek-a-boo Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book:  Peekaboo Zoo by Susan Hood, illustrated by Simone Abel

peekaboo zoo

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus”

Rhyme: Exercises, exercises
Let’s all do our exercises (lift baby’s arms, repeat with legs)
(Credit: Babies in the Library by Jane Marino)

Book: Peek-a-Boo What? by Elliot Kreloff

peekaboo what

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

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker (bounce)
Icky bicky boo
Icky bicky soda cracker
Up goes you! (lift baby)

Book: Baby Says Peekaboo! by Dawn Sirett

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

Song (with scarves): Where is baby? (Tune: “Where is Thumbkin?”)
Where is baby? Where is baby? (cover baby’s face)
There she is. There she is. (peek under scarf)
I’m so glad to see you. I’m so glad to see you.
Peek-a-boo! I see you! (kiss)
(Credit: Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County)

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

Closing rhyme

Dance Story Time – Preschool

Introduction: Talk about dancing, kinds of dancing

Opening song

Book: Mabel Dancing by Amy Hest, illustrated by Christine Davenier

mabel dancing

Song (with wrist ribbons): “Rainbow Dancers” – Pam Schiller: Moving to Math

Book: Brontorina by James Howe, illustrated by Randy Cecil

brontorina

Song: “All I Want to do is Dance” – Kira Willey: Kings and Queens of the Forest

kings and queens of the forest

Song: “Silly Dance Contest” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song

Song: “Banana Dance” by Dr. Jean: Better Bodies and Brains

Book: Wiggle by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Scott Menchin

wiggle

Movie: Giraffe’s Can’t Dance (Weston Woods, adapted from the book by Giles Andreae)

giraffes cant dance

Craft: Paper plates with streamers

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Dance Story Time – Everybody

Introduction: Talk about dancing, kinds of dancing

Opening song

Book: Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

baby danced the polka

Song (with wrist ribbons): “Rainbow Dancers” – Pam Schiller: Moving to Math

Book: Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown

dancing feet

Song: “All I Want to do is Dance” – Kira Willey: Kings and Queens of the Forest

kings and queens of the forest

Song: “Banana Dance” by Dr. Jean: Better Bodies and Brains

Book: Wiggle by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Scott Menchin

wiggle

Song: “Silly Dance Contest” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Peter & Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It! Vol. 2

Craft: Paper plates with streamers

dance2 dance1

Body Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for head

Book: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

from head to toe

Song: “Everybody Has a Face” – Carole Peterson: Tiny Tunes

Song: (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
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 legs go bend, bend, bend, etc…

Book: My Nose, Your Nose by Melanie Walsh

my nose your nose

Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”

Song: “Hokey Pokey” – Music for Little People Choir: 101 Toddler Favorites

Book: A Kiss for You by Joan Holub, illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

AKissForYou

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

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

Closing song

Craft: “All About Me” book

Playtime Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for play

Book: Itsy-Bitsy Babies by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Jan Ormerod

itsy bitsy babies

Rhyme: Exercises, exercises
Let’s all do our exercises (lift baby’s arms, repeat with legs)
(Credit: Babies in the Library by Jane Marino)

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker (bounce)
Icky bicky boo
Icky bicky soda cracker
Up goes you! (lift baby)

Book: Numbers at the Park by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Ag Jatkowska

numbers at the park

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

wiggleworms love you

Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”

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

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):  Higher, Higher by Leslie Patricelli

Higher Higher

Song (with shaky eggs): “Shaky, Shaky” – The Wiggles: Yummy, Yummy

Closing rhyme