Songs Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Sing, Music

Book/Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star book cover

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.
(Repeat with “Daddy” or other family members)

Book/Song: Every Little Thing adapted by Cedella Marley, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Every Little Thing book cover

Movement/BookThe Croaky Pokey! By Ethan Long

The Croaky Pokey! book cover

Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly (roll arms)
Roly poly faster, faster faster

Puppets/Book: The Boy on the Bus by Penny Dale

The Boy on the Bus book cover

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

Rhyme: Round and round the butter dish (circle fingers on back or tummy)
One, two, three (tap)
A little here, a little there (tickle ears)
As tasty as can be! (nibble neck)

Ukelele/Movement: Row, row, row your boat

Book: My Favorite Things by Rogers and Hammerstein, illustrated by Renée Graef

My Favorite Things book cover

Song (with shaky eggs): “A-Tisket A-Tasket” – Sara Hickman: Newborn

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Boo-Hoo Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Bandage, Hurt, Sick

Book: How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? book cover

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 down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

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: What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? By Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Ingrid Godon

What Shall We Do With the Boo-Hoo Baby?

Song: “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Book: Boo Hoo Boo-Boo by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Elivia Savadier

Boo Hoo Boo-Boo book cover

Rhyme: Great A, little a
Bouncing B,
The cat’s in the cupboard,
But she can’t see me.

Puppets: Animal Sneezes
Gather a bunch of animal puppets and sneeze with the sound of the animal and have the patrons guess. “What animal is sneezing? Moo-Achoo! Moo-Achoo! A Cow!”

Song (with shaky eggs): “I Feel Crazy so I Jump in the Soup” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

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Boat Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Boat

Book: Little Boat by Thomas Docherty

Little Boat book cover

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 down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

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: Bathtime Piggy Wiggy by Christyan Fox, illustrated by Diane Fox

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Song: “Row, Row, Row your Boat” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Rhyme: Great A, little a
Bouncing B,
The cat’s in the cupboard,
But she can’t see me.

Song: “My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean” – Susie Tallman: Let’s Go! Travel, Camp & Car Songs

Book: Busy Boats by Susan Steggall

Busy Boats book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Big Red Boat” – The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, The Big Red Boat!

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Bug Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

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)

Song:
Bumblebee, bumblebee (Tune: “Jingle Bells”)
Bumblebee, bumblebee
Landing on my nose,
Bumblebee, bumblebee,
Now he’s on my toes.
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows,
Bumblebee, oh bumblebee,
He lands and then he goes.

Rhyme: Roly poly, ever so slowly (roll arms)
Roly, poly, faster, faster, faster!

Book: Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson and Dug Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews

snappy little bugs

Song: “On my Toe There is a Flea” – John M. Feierabend and Luann Saunders: Frog in the Meadow

Song: Rickety rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, Whoa! (hug)

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

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: Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek

Song: There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle,. (children do wiggling action for this verse)
There’s a big fat caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch, etc (munching action)
There’s a pretty butterfly on a leaf, flutter, flutter, etc (fluttering action)

Song: (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
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

Song (with shaky eggs): “Caterpillar, Caterpillar” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

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Tickle Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: We’ve all got Bellybuttons! by David Martin, illustrated by Randy Cecil

We've All Got Bellybuttons

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” including “The parents on the bus go tickle, tickle, tickle”

Rhyme:
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance’em all around!

Dance’em on your tummy
Dance’em on your head
Dance’em on your shoulders
And dance’em off to bed.

Rhyme: Roly poly every so slowly (roll arms)
Roly poly faster, faster, faster!

Book: Tickle Time! by Sandra Boynton

Tickle Time

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

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: Rickety rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, Whoa! (hug)

Book: Piggies by Don and Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

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!

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

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Animal Sounds Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell

i love animals

Song: “Old McDonald”

Rhyme: Roly poly, ever so slowly (roll arms)
Roly poly, faster, faster, faster!

Book: Do Cows Meow? by Salina Yoon

do cows meow

Song: “Wake Up Toes” – Joanie Bartels: Morning Magic

Song (with puppets):
Where is pink pig? Where is pink pig?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you today, pig?
Very well, I thank you.
Oink, oink, oink.

Where is goat?…
Where is cow?…

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

Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin, Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle

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

Book (choral): Moo, Baa La, La, La by Sandra Boynton

moo baa la

Song: “Can You Shake Your Egg With Me?” (Tune: “London Bridge”)
Can you shake your egg with me,
Shake your egg along with me
It’s as easy as can be
Now put it on your knee!
(Repeat with head, tummy, etc.)
(From Nancy Stewart; see nancymusic.com)

Song (shaky eggs): “The Fox” – Ylvis: The Fox

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Body Story Time- Baby

Opening Song

Book: Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson, photographs by John-Francis Bourke

Hands Can

Rhyme: Roly poly, ever so slowly (roll arms)
Roly poly, faster, faster, faster!

Rhyme: Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel
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 hotdog goes!

Song: Head, Shoulders
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes!
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes!
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose!
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes
Knees and toes!

Book: A Kiss For You! by Joan Holub and Caroline Jayne Church

AKissForYou

Song: “Head and Shoulders” by Frog in the Meadow: Music, Now I’m Two

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

Song: They’re a Part of Me (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 tap, tap, tap…
I can make my hands go wave, wave, waver…

Song: “Wake Up Toes” – Joanie Bartels: Morning Magic

Song: “On my Toe there is a Flea” by Frog in the Meadow: Music, Now I’m Two

Book: Baby Cakes by Karma Wilson, Illustrated by Sam Williams

BabyCakes

Song: “Fingers and Toes” (with shaky eggs) by Milkshake: Happy Songs

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Big and Little Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book:  Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein

little gorilla

Rhyme: Big A, little A, bouncing B, (bounce)
Cat’s in the cupboard and he can’t see me (cover face with hands)
Peekaboo! I see you! (open hands off face)

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Book: I Am Small by Emma Dodd

i am small

Rhyme: Roly poly every so slowly, Roly poly faster, faster, faster (roll arms)

Song: “The Little Bird” – Georgiana Stewart: Nursery Rhyme Time

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)

Book: So Big by Dan Yaccarino

so big dan

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

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

Book: Big Little by Leslie Patricelli

big little

Song (with shaky eggs): “Six Little Ducks” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

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Summer Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Beach Feet by Kiyomi Konagaya, illustrated by Masamitsu Saito

beach feet

 

Song: I’m Going to the Beach (Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”)
I’m going to the beach, I’m going to the beach,I think I’ll see a (insert summer thing and show picture) there,
I’m going to the beach.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly (roll arms slowly)
Roly poly faster, faster, faster (roll arms quickly)

Book/Song: Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Scott Burroughs

take me out

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

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

Book: Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson, illlustrated by Buket Erdogan

mouses first summer

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

Song/flannel: (Tune: “If you’re happy and you know it”)
If you’re going to the pool, wear your suit, (show picture)
If you’re going to the pool, wear your suit,
If you’re going to the pool, then a suit will keep you cool,
If you’re going to the pool, wear your suit.

…then a hat will keep you cool
…then your shoes will keep you cool
…then your shades shades will keep you cool

(credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: Baby Loves Summer by Karen Katz

baby loves summer

Song (with shaky eggs): “Mr. Sun” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

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Farm Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Farm

Book: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Brad Sneed

cock-a-doodle-doo creak pop-pop moo book cover

Rhyme: Shoe the old horse (tap one foot)
Shoe the old mare (tap other foot)
But let the little pony
Run bare, bare, bare (tap feet together)

Song: Counting sheep (Tune: “This Old Man”)
Counting sheep, counting sheep
Helps my _________ go to sleep

One sheep, two sheep
Three sheep, four —
Soon my _________
Starts to snore
(Credit: Sing a Song of Storytime)

Book: Chicken, Chicken, Duck! by Nadia Krilanovich

Chicken Chicken Duck book cover

Rhyme: One, two, buckle my shoe

Song: Hop, hop, hop along (Tune: “Row Your Boat”)
Hop, hop, hop along (hop)
Or bounce on someone’s knee (bounce)
Higher and higher and higher and higher (lift)
Bunny hop with me. (hop)

Puppets/Song: Old McDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Big Book: I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas

I Went Walking book cover

 

Song (shaky eggs): “Mary Had a Little Lamb” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

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