Friday, July 22, 2016

Babybug Baby Storytime

Another nice big group today!  Lots of smiles!

Songs/Rhymes/Bounces

Clap, Clap, Clap
Hello Song
Little Bear
I Have a Little Duck (though our duck puppet was missing today!)
Tiny Little Babies
The Wheels on the Bus
Humpty Dumpty
Acka Backa Soda Cracker

Read Aloud
I Will Kiss You (lots & lots & lots)
by Stoo Hample

* Physical Touch

Shared Reading
A variety of Babybug Magazines

Play and Learn
Parachute with Jim Gill's Alabama, Mississippi

Egg Storytime

I know it's a little late in the year to do eggs, but I didn't want to do it around Easter to avoid any connection for families who may not celebrate Easter.  Though animals hatching from eggs really has nothing to do with Easter! :)

Books

A Friend for Bo
by Elisabeth Zuniga


Eggs 1 2 3:  Who will the babies be?
by Janet Halfmann; illustrated by Betsy Thompson

Songs/Rhymes

Shaker Egg Song
(tune: If You're Happy and You Know It)
If you're happy and you know it shake your egg
If you're happy and you know it shake your egg
If you're happy and you know it and you really want to show it
If you're happy and you know it shake your egg.

Additional verses:
Shake it high
Shake it low
Shake it fast
Shake it slow
Shake your egg!

My Hands

Humpty Dumpty

Play and Learn

Humpty Dumpty Craft

Mix and Match Eggs

Straws and Connectors

Puzzles

Shaker eggs and other musical instruments

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Transitions

Transitions can be hard on young children.  Moving from one activity to another, especially when different behavior expectations are shifting, can be challenging.  Children seem to transition from sitting down listening to a story to standing up and singing or moving very easily.  However, moving from the action song to sitting again for another story can be challenging.  I have two songs/rhymes I use on a regular basis that seem to help with the transition back to sitting and listening.

Here are three of my favorite transition songs/rhymes





Friday, July 15, 2016

Babybug Baby Storytime

Two weeks on vacation and I was so excited to see my babies today!!

Songs/Rhymes/Fingerplays
Clap, Clap, Clap
Hello Song
Little Bear
I Have a Little Duck
Tiny Little Babies
Three Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
I'm a Little Teapot
Pease Porridge Hot
Acka Backa Soda Cracker
One Bright Scarf

Read Aloud Book

Next to You:  A Book of Adorableness
by Lori Haskins Houran; illustrated by Sydney Hanson


*Words of Affirmation

Shared Reading

A variety of Babybug magazines from 2013-2015

Play and Learn

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Duck Storytime

Ducks and ducklings is always a fun storytime!  I used a few new books (to me) but stuck with old favorites for the songs!

Books

Just a Duck?
Carin Bramsen

Come Along, Daisy!
Jane Simmons

Duckie's Ducklings:  A One-to-Ten Counting Book
by Frances Barry

Songs/Flannel Board

Five Little Ducks
5 little ducks went out to play
Over the hills and far away
When Mother Duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack"
4 little ducks came waddling back.

Continue counting down through zero

But when the Daddy Duck said,
"QUACK! QUACK! QUACK!"
5 little ducks came waddling back!

Hop, Hop, Stop!
Hop, hop, stop!
Hop, hop, stop!
Run a little,
Run a little
Sit down, Plop!

I have a Little Duck
(tune: Wheels on the Bus)

I have a little duck that goes
"Quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack
I have a little duck that goes
"Quack, quack, quack!"
All day long.

Additional verse:

Waddle
Swim
Bob up and down
Quack

My Hands
My hands upon my head I'll place
Upon my shoulders, on my face
At my waist and by my side
And then behind me they will hide.
I will raise them way up high
And let my fingers fly, fly, fly
Then clap, clap, clap
And 1, 2, 3
Let's sit down quietly.


Play and Learn

Water table with hard plastic ducks

Ducks numbered 1-5 give them the right number of buttons

Coloring page

Train

Puppets

Farm Magnets

Friday, June 24, 2016

Baby Storytime--Books with Flaps!

Our last week of our theme of "Books with Flaps" with probably the largest crowd of babies I've ever had!

Song/Rhymes/Bounces
Clap, Clap, Clap
Hello Song (because we had such a large group the adults introduced their babies and we sang one verse of Hello Friends)
Little Bear
I Have a Little Duck
Tiny Little Babies
The Rain is Falling Down
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Jack and Jill
Pease Porridge Hot
Acka Backa Soda Cracker
Hug, Hug, Hug

Read Aloud


Where's Spot?
by Eric Hill

Shared Reading

We had such a huge crowd today that I didn't have enough books to do shared reading...but here are a few I had pulled.

Whose Toes are Those?
by Sally Symes; illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Can You Say? Woof! Woof!
by Sebastien Braun

Play and Learn

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Frog Preschool Storytime

I was just in the mood for frogs today! :)

Books

Little Quack's New Friend
by Lauren Thompson; illustrated by Derek Anderson

I Don't Want to be a Frog!
by Dev Petty; illustrated by Mike Doldt

Songs

I Have a Little Frog
tune:  The Wheels on the Bus

I have a little frog that goes
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
I have a little frog that goes
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
All day long!

Additional verses:

Jumps
Splash
Sleep
Jump!

My Hands

My hands upon my head I'll place
Upon my shoulders
On my face
At my waist
And by my side
Then behind me they will hide
Then I will raise them way up high
And let my fingers fly, fly, fly
Then clap, clap, clap
And 1, 2, 3
Let's sit down, quietly.

Magnet Board Activity

Little Frog, Little Frog
Come out and play!
What color log are you behind today?

Play and Learn

Paper plate frog

Lily Pad Jump

Pom-pom Count

Frog Food Matching Game

Blocks

Wooden Beads

Puzzles