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

Closing rhyme

Books Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Book, Library, Read

Book (with instruments): Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen

roger-is-reading cover image

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/Puppets: Read It, Don’t Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr

Read It, Don't Eat It! book cover

Rhyme: X marks the spot
X marks the spot
Dot, dot, dot
Up and down
Around and around
Oooo (tickle)

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Public Library)

Book: Book! by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Maggie Smith

Book! book cover

Rhyme: The moon is round  
The moon is round (circle face)
As round can be
Two eyes
A nose
A mouth like me

Song (shaky eggs): “Your Library” – Ludwig Von Drake: Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse  

Closing rhyme

Dance Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Dance, Music

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

baby danced the polka

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

Rhyme: The moon is round  
The moon is round (circle face)
As round can be
Two eyes
A nose
A mouth like me

Book: Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Barnyard Dance book cover

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/Puppets: Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown

dancing feet

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Public Library)

Rhyme: X marks the spot
X marks the spot
Dot, dot, dot
Up and down
Around and around
Oooo (tickle)

Book (choral): Shake it up, Baby! by Karen Katz

Shake It Up, Baby! book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Swing It, Baby, Swing” – Cathy Fink: All Wound Up! (fade 2:18)

Closing rhyme

Dogs Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Dog

Book: Wag a Tail by Lois Ehlert

Wag a Tail book cover

Bounce: Leg over leg, (bounce baby on knees)
As the dog goes to Dover.
When he comes to a wall,
Jump! He goes over! (lift baby up)

Song: “Bingo” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Public Library)

Book/Puppets: The Doghouse by Jan Thomas

The Doghouse book cover

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…

Song: “This Old Man” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Flannel: Dog houses (credit: Mel’s Desk)
Little dog, little dog, are you in the green house? Is this the green house? No, this is the red house. No, little dog, you are not in the red house, etc.

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Rhyme: The moon is round  
The moon is round (circle face)
As round can be
Two eyes
A nose
A mouth like me

Rhyme: X marks the spot
X marks the spot
Dot, dot, dot
Up and down
Around and around
Oooo (tickle)

Book (choral): One, Two, That’s My Shoe! by Alison Murray

one two thats my shoe

Song (shaky eggs): “Hot Dog” – They Might Be Giants: Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Closing rhyme

Brave Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Big, Stop, Hot

Book: Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas

Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy book cover

Song: “Home on the Range” – Victor Johnson: Putumayo Kids

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: The moon is round  
The moon is round (circle face)
As round can be
Two eyes
A nose
A mouth like me

Book: Cuddle Time by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Julie Vivas

Cuddle Time book cover

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Rhyme: X marks the spot
X marks the spot
Dot, dot, dot
Up and down
Around and around
Oooo (tickle)

Song/Puppets: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” – Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel: It’s Toddler Time

Book (choral): I Am So Brave! by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Sara Gillingham

I am so brave book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Bravest Kid in the World” – Recess Monkey: Flying!

Closing rhyme

Bells Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Bell

Book: Baby Knows Best by Kathy Henderson, illustrated by Brita Granström

Baby Knows Best 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.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ . . .

Book: Jingle-Jingle by Nicola Smee

Jingle Jingle book cover

Rhyme: “When the Cat Goes Walking” (with mice puppets)
When the cat goes walking (tiptoe)
Her feet make no sound
But the bell around her neck
warns all the mice around (do the sign for bell)
If they don’t hear the bell,
then mice come out to play (puppets jump and dance)
But when they hear a “ring-a-ling”
then they run away (puppets run away)

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book: Ting-a-ling! by Siobhan Dodds

ting-a-ling

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Song (with bells): “Frere Jacques” – Raffi: The Corner Grocery Store

Song: “There’s a Bell on My Head” (Tune: “There’s a Spider on the Floor”)
There’s a bell on my head, on my head,
There’s a bell on my head, on my head,
Oh, let it be said, there’s a bell on my head,
There’s a bell on my head, on my head.

arm…It’s not doing any harm but there’s a bell on my arm,
hand…Oh, isn’t it grand, there’s a bell on my hand,
leg…Oh, help me, I beg, there’s a bell on my leg,
knee…Oh, can’t you see, there’s a bell on my knee,
toe…Oh, wouldn’t you know, there’s a bell on my toe,
(Credit: A Box Full of Tales by Kathy MacMIllan)

Song (bells): “Jingle Bell Rock” – Bobby Helms: Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits

Closing rhyme

Snow Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Snow, coat, hat

Book: Snowy, Blowy Winter by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Judy Stead

Snowy Blowy Winter book cover

Rhyme: Jack Frost’s nose
Where did you get that little red nose? (touch nose)
Jack Frost kissed it (pinch nose)
I suppose.
He kissed it once (one kiss on nose)
He kissed it twice (two kisses)
Poor little nose, it’s as cold as ice (wiggle nose)

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

under my hood i have a hat

Song: Snowflake, Snowflake (Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground,
Snowflake, landing on your nose,
Snowflake, landing on your toes,
Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book/Puppets: Oh! by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Oh! book cover

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

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.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ . . .

Book (choral): Winter Friends by Carl R. Sams II and by Jean Stoick

Winter Friends

Song (shaky eggs): “Let’s Play in the Snow” – Rachel Buchman; Sing a Song of Seasons

Closing rhyme

Family Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign Language: Family, Mommy, Daddy

Book: The Family Book by Todd Parr

The Family Book 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.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ . . .

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book: When You Were Born by Emma Dodd

When You Were Born book cover

Song: “Gifts for Mommy” – Children’s Music: Toddlers on Parade

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Book (choral): “More, More, More,” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams

"More, More, More," Said the Baby book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Every Family’s Different” – Jazzy Ash: Home

Closing Rhyme

Dinosaur Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Dinosaur

Book: Dancing with the Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Lee Wildish

Dancing with the Dinosaurs book cover

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book: Dinosaur Roar! By Paul and Henrietta Stickland

Dinosaur Roar! book cover

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of that?

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.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ . . .

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book: Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

Dinosaur Kisses book cover

Song (with shaky eggs): “Dinosaur Stomp” – Diane Kordas: Dinosaur Stomp

Closing rhyme

Fall Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Leaf

Book: Who Loves the Fall? by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Judy Stead

Who Loves the Fall? book cover

Song: (Tune: “Twinkle twinkle”)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)
Once you were a seed so small, (hold baby’s hands together)
Now you are a great big ball! (make a big circle)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)

Rhyme: Balloon goes up (lift)
Balloon goes down (lap)
Balloon goes up to reach the clouds (lift high)
Storm rolls by (wiggle side to side)
Babe rocks down (sway to lap)
Made it home, safe and sound (hug and kiss)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

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/Puppets: The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

The Busy Little Squirrel book coverBusy Little Squirrel puppet show

Song (with scarves): (Tune: “London Bridge”)
Autumn leaves are in the trees…All over town.
Autumn leaves are falling down…All over town.
Autumn leaves are whirling round…
Everybody rake them up…

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: 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)

Book (choral): Baby Loves Fall! by Karen Katz

Baby Loves Fall book cover

Song (with shaky eggs): “Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree” – The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Closing rhyme