Baby’s Day Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Baby

Book: Hey Little Baby! by Heather Leigh, illustrated by Geneviève Côté

Hey Little Baby! book cover

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: Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Please, Baby, Please book cover

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

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)

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

Babies on the Bus book cover

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 (choral): Baby’s Day by Michael Blake

Baby's Day book cover

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

Closing rhyme

Hands Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Wash Hands

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

hands can book cover

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 stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hands wave bye, bye, bye…

Rhyme: Hurry scurry little mouse

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

A Kiss For You book cover

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – Wee Sing: Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays

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’ etc.

Book/Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It by David A. Carter

If You're Happy and You Know It book cover

Rhyme: Here we go up, up, up

Song: “Hands Go Up and Down” – Fisher Price: Babbles to Books

Book (Choral): Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury

clap hands book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Clap My Hands” – Milkshake: Happy Songs

Closing rhyme

Toy Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Toy

Book: Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by Daniel Kirk

chugga-chugga choo-choo

Rhyme: Roly poly

Rhyme: Two fat sausages

Book: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

not a box

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

Puppets: A Toy for Elephant (by Leah Portz)

Rhyme: Round and round the butter dish

Rhyme: Popcorn

Book: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom by Kirsten Hall, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli

zoom zoom zoom

Song (shaky eggs): Shaky Shaky – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Closing rhyme

Blanket Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Blanket

Book: Fly blanky Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

fly blanky fly

Song: Round and round the butter dish

Rhyme: Popcorn

Book: Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzberg

cornelius p mud are you ready for bed

Song/Scarves: “Don’t Wash My Blanket” – Hap Palmer: Peek-A-Boo and Other Songs for Young Children

Flannel: Sleeping Outdoors – Marchette Gaylord Chute
Under the dark is a star,
Under the star is a tree,
Under the tree is a blanket,
And under the blanket is me.

sleeping outdoors

Rhyme: Roly poly

Book: Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt

tuck me in

Rhyme: Two fat sausages

Song (shaky eggs): “Ten in a Bed” – Kidzup Children’s Music: 150 Preschool Songs

Closing rhyme

 

Food Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Eat/Food

Book: One Little Spoonful by Aliki

one little spoonful

Flannel: Five little kernels
[Put up the five kernel shapes on the board, as spread out as you can.] [When you say POP! slap a white popcorn shape right on top of one of the kernels.]
Five little kernels sizzling in the pot
All of a sudden, one went POP! [When you say POP! slap a white popcorn shape right on top of one of the kernels.]

Four little kernels… etc.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme: Popcorn
You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot
You pour the popcorn in and you start to grin.
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, POP!

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

BabyCakes

Song: “Kitchen Time Medley” – Fisher Price: Babbles to Books

Rhyme: Roly poly

Rhyme: Round and round the butter dish

Book: Eat! By Roberta Grobel Intrater

eat

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

Song (shaky eggs): “Fruit Salad Salsa” – Laura Doherty: Shining Like a Star

Closing rhyme

Apple Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Apple

Book: Apple by Nikki McClure

apple

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)

Rhyme: X marks the spot

Book: Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

orange pear apple bear

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby? (an apple)
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)

Fingerplay: Five little apples

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book/Puppets: Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

ten red apples

Song (shaky eggs): “Apple Pickin’ Time” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Closing rhyme

Owl Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Owl

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow! said the owl

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby? (Did you ever see an owl?)
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: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book: A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

a book of sleep

Flannel/Song: There Was One Night Owl in the Tree (Tune: “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
Oh, he called up to the sky to an owl flying by,
And the owl came and joined him happily:
Hoo!  Hoo!
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Rhyme: X marks the spot

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)

Puppet Show: Good-night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins — Adapted

good-night, owl

Song (with shaky eggs): “I’m Not Going to Sleep” – Dana McCarthy: Chocolate Milk and Other Tasty Tunes

Closing rhyme

Fall Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Leaf

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/Puppets: Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills

Duck and goose find a pumpkin

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: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book/Puppets: The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

busy little squirrel

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby? (Tune: “The More We Get Together)
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: X marks the spot

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…

Book: Welcome Fall by Jill Ackerman, illustrated by Nancy Davis

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

Closing rhyme

Shapes Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Circle

Book: Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier

lots of dots

Flannel: Did you ever see a circle? (Tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”)

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: One, two, three,
Baby’s on my knee.
Rooster crows,
And away he goes.

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel

Book: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

it looked like spilt milk

Song: This is the way we drink our milk
Drink our milk, drink our milk.
This is the way we drink our milk,
Early in the morning.

Milk (milk cow), Juice (pinky finger J), Water (3 finger W, sideways at mouth)

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

Song: Let’s Tap our Feet Together (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)

Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.

Let’s clap our hands . . .
Let’s touch our nose . . .
Let’s touch our ears . . .

Book: Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert

color zoo

Song (shaky eggs): “Ladybug Picnic” – Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Sunshine

Closing rhyme

Messy and Clean Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Clean up

Book: Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

pete the cat i love my white shoes

Song: Let’s Tap our Feet Together (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)

Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.

Let’s clap our hands . . .
Let’s touch our nose . . .
Let’s touch our ears . . .

Flannel: Five Clean and Squeaky Pigs (Tune: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”)

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Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big THUD
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Song: “Wash your Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Book: Sheep Take a Hike by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margot Apple

sheep take a hike

Song: (Get out scarves and pretend they are washcloths while singing this song. Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.”)

This is the way we wash our arms
Wash our arms, wash our arms
This is the way we wash our arms
When we’re in the bathtub.

Also wash our legs, heads, tummies . . .

Rhyme: One, two, three, Baby’s on my knee.
Rooster crows, And away he goes.

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: Uh-Oh! By Rachel Isadora

Uh-Oh!

Song (shaky eggs): “Bubble Bath” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Closing rhyme