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Friday, June 16, 2017

Baby Storytime


It was wonderful to be back together this morning at the start of our summer session of Baby Storytime.  We've started some new weekly rhymes and songs and here they are:

Come Along from this Jen in the Library
Tune: Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush

Come along and sing with me, sing with me, sing with me,
Come along and sing with me,
On this happy morning.

Repeat with clap, read, etc.

Put Your Finger in the Air adapted from Storytime Secrets

Put your finger in the air, in the air.
Put your finger in the air, in the air.
Put your finger in the air and wave it while it’s there.
Put your finger in the air, in the air.

… on your nose (and wiggle all your toes)
… on your knee (now let’s all count to 3, 1-2-3)
… on your tummy (oh, my it is so YUMMY!)

Roll, Roll Sugar Babies from Jbrary

Roll roll sugar babies, roll roll sugar babies
Push, pull, and clap clap clap (repeat)
Roll up high
Roll down low
Roll real fast
Roll real slow
Roll roll sugar babies, roll roll sugar babies
Push, pull, and clap clap clap

After opening songs and rhymes, we read...

Choo! Choo! Guess the Vehicle! by Cocoretto

...and shared these vehicle tunes and fingerplays:

Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Fire Truck from Jbrary

This Little Train from Mel's Desk

This little train ran up the track
It went Choo Choo!
And then it ran back.

The other little train ran up the track
It went Choo Choo! And then it ran back.

Wheels on the Truck

The wheels on the truck go round & round, round & round, round & round
The wheels on the truck go round & round all through the town

The horn on the truck goes beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep
The horn on the truck goes beep, beep, beep, all through the town

The scoop on the truck goes up & down, up & down, up & down,
The scoop on the truck goes up & down, to pick up the dirt

Early Literacy Tip

Display books so that children have easy access to them!  Add some books to your baby’s toy basket so she can explore them at her leisure.
Next we read....

Baby Loves Summer by Karen Katz

We learned the baby sign for "sun" and sang Mister Sun along with this tune:

Rain Is Falling Down  Jbrary

Rain is falling down. Splash!
Rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Rain is falling down. Splash!

Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here, peeking there,
Sun is peeking out. Peek!

Some puppet friends then joined us for There’s Something In My Garden from Storytime Katie.  We shared our weekly "Big, Small" fingerplay from Mel's Desk and then got out the shakers for some fun!

We said our goodbyes and thank yous with songs and rhymes that I'll post next week!  See you soon!

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