Friday, July 29, 2016

Baby Storytime

A nice group of babies and parents today!

Book

Baby Love
by Angela Di Terlizzi
illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes

*Quality Time
I love seeing Mom and Dad spending time with their little one!

Shared Reading
A variety of Babybug magazines
Songs/Rhymes/Bounces

Clap, Clap, Clap
Hello Song
Little Bear
I have a little duck
Tiny Little Babies
Pat-a-Cake
If You're Happy and You Know It
I'm a Little Teapot
Hickory Dickory Dock

A grandma shared verses for two, three, and four that we will try next time!

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck TWO (clap, clap)
The mouse said BOO
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck THREE (clap, clap, clap)
The mouse said WHEE!
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck FOUR (clap, clap, clap, clap)
There is no more
Hickory dickory dock

Acka Backa Soda Cracker
One Bright Scarf

Play and Learn

I brought in some jumbo foam blocks for the older babies (12 months+)  They really enjoyed them.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Colors Storytime

You ever just have "one of those days"?  Well, today was mine.  Storytime wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.  Kids' dynamics were just "off".

Books

Dog's Colorful Day
Emma Dodd

Ellie
by Mike Wu

Songs/Magnet Board

ABC Welcome Song

If You're Wearing...
(tune: Farmer in the Dell)

If you're wearing ____________
If you're wearing ____________
Stand up tall and turn around
And then sit right back down.

Little Bird

Little bird, little bird come out and play
What color nest are you in today?

Play and Learn

Playdough

Colored blocks

Coloring page (box of crayons)

Sorting buttons

Little Bird

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

8/10/2016  I repeated this storytime for another group today.  I subbed the following book for "A Friend for Bo"

The Cow that Laid an Egg
by Andy Cutbill; illustrated by Russell Ayto

We also did the parachute at the end of our play and learn.  We used a beach ball for an egg and tried to keep it on the parachute!

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

8/10/2016  I repeated this storytime for another group today.  I subbed the following book for "A Friend for Bo"

The Cow that Laid an Egg
by Andy Cutbill; illustrated by Russell Ayto

We also did the parachute at the end of our play and learn.  We used a beach ball for an egg and tried to keep it on the parachute!

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