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Baby Time: June 26, 2019

Books
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Music
“Mr. Sun” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young
“Fly Me to the Moon” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run (with scarves)

Baby Sign Language
Change (diaper)

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

Jump in the Rocket
Jump in the rocket (bounce baby on knee)
We’ll blast off soon!
We’re taking a trip
Up to the moon
Up, up, up we climb (lift baby higher and higher)
Up to the sky (hold baby high in the air)
Isn’t it a lot of fun (bring baby back down, resume bouncing)
To be able to fly?!

Astronaut, Astronaut
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your suit (touch baby’s tummy or clothing)
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your boots (touch baby’s feet)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to fly (lift baby’s hands overhead)
Astronaut, astronaut, up in the sky (wave baby’s hands gently back and forth)
Astronaut, astronaut, flying through the stars (clap baby’s hands together)
Astronaut, astronaut, past the moon and Mars (use your finger to circle the perimeter of baby’s face)
Astronaut, astronaut, wave your hands (wave baby’s hands)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to land! (touch baby’s feet)

Baby Put Your Pants On (diaper changing song)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

Where is Baby? (with scarves)
Tune: Frere Jacques
Where is baby? Where is baby? (put scarf in front of baby’s face)
There he is! There he is! (pull scarf away)
I’m so glad to see you! I’m so glad to see you! (cuddle baby)
Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo! (place scarf in front of face and pull it away)

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June 26, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 14, 2018

Books

Little Plane Learns to Write by Stephen Savage
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illus. by Frank Morrison

Music

“Old MacDonald” by The Learning Groove, Bouncy Blue
“Bubble Bath” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
Put them all together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high,
I can make them jump low.
I can fold them quietly,
And hold them all just so!

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

A Little Circle
A little circle
A bigger circle
A great big circle I see
Let us count the circles we made: 1, 2, 3!
Make the shapes with your hands – can use other shapes too (diamonds, triangles, rectangles)

Slowly Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 17, 2018

Books

Baby Loves Winter by Karen Katz
Barnyard Boogie by Tim McCanna, illus. by Allison Black

Music

“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fingers and Toes
Fingers and toes
Fingers and toes
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wiggle your fingers,
Wiggle your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wave your fingers,
Wave your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.

Baby’s Horse
Baby’s horse walks all around
We ride and ride all day
Sometimes the horse goes very slow
For Baby, that’s okay
Baby’s horse runs all around
We ride and ride all night
Sometimes the horse goes very fast
Then Baby holds on tight!

Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

Peek-a-Boo
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover face 2 times)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover face 2 times)

Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town

Wipers – swish
Door – open & shut
Horn – beep
People – up & down

January 17, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 27, 2017

Books

Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani
Buzz by Janet S. Wong, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Music

“Splishin’ & Splashin'” by Charlotte Diamond, Charlotte Diamond’s World

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

The Beehive
Here is the beehive. (close fist)
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch as they come out of their hive. (extend fingers as you count)
One, two, three, four, five!
They’re alive! (shake fingers or tickle child’s belly)
BUZZZZZZZ.

Acka Backa
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

Additional verse:
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, we’ll sing a song or two

Cheek, Chin
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!

Bicycle
(Baby lies on back with legs in air – parent rotates legs)
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go
I have a little bicycle
I bought it at the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to stop!

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

 

September 27, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 22, 2017

Books

Time for Bed by Mem Fox, illus. by Jane Dyer
Drive by Nathan Clement

Music

“I’m a Little Teapot” by Hap Palmer, Early Childhood Classics

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap
Creep them, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Rickety, Rickety Rocking Horse
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa!

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake just as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B.”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

February 22, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Take Me out to the Ball Game Storytime

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Books

Big Kicks by Bob Kolar
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens
Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border

Music

The Paper Ball Toss by Laura Johnson -Circle Time Songs & Games
The Sports Dance by Greg & Steve – On The Move

 Activities

We played paper ball toss with the parachute

 Songs & Rhymes

Song:

Baseball player, baseball player
Swing the bat, hit the ball (Pretend to swing a baseball bat.)
Run around the bases, run around the bases (Pretend to be running.)
Homerun, homerun

Football player, football player
Throw the ball, (Hold one hand back like you are going to throw a football.)
Catch the pass. (Pull both hands to chest as if catching a football)
Run and don’t get tackled, run and don’t get tackled. (Pretend to run.)
Touchdown, touchdown (Hold both arms straight up to signal a touchdown.)

Basketball player, basketball player
Dribble the ball, down the court (Pretend to be bouncing a basketball.)
Stop and shoot a basket, stop and shoot a basket. (Pretend to shoot a basketball.)
Two points, two points. (Hold up two fingers.)

June 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 14, 2015

Books

Look at the Animals! by Peter Linenthal
Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tofolla, illus. by Amy Cordova

Music

“Going to the Zoo” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Mother and Father and Uncle John
Mother and Father and Uncle John
Went to town, one by one
Mother fell off!
Father fell off!
But Uncle John went on and on and on

Little Leaves
1 little leaf, 2 little leaves, 3 leaves today.
(touching each toe/finger or with an older child, putting fingers up)
4 little leaves, 5 little leaves.
Blow them all away. (blow)
By Gari Stein

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

October 14, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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