Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Baby & Me Storytime

Presented at Bellevue Public Library on Tuesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 26, 2013.

Puppet Greeter: Hugger Bear

Where is Baby's Yummy Tummy? by Karen Katz


Let's Shout Hooray!
(tune: "Old MacDonald")

At Storytime we have (child's name) today.
We're so glad, let's shout hooray!

These Little Fingers
(tune:"The Wheels on the Bus")

These little fingers go wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,
wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,
These little fingers go wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,
And now they're on my...head!

There are endless possibilities when singing this song with your wee one!  For example:

Your fingers can go pat, tickle, rub, clap, wave, tap...
on your baby's feet, back, head, tummy, knees, cheeks...

My Little Baby Is
(tune: "Someone's in the Kitchen With Dinah")

My little baby is ____________ (child's name)
Cutest little baby I know-o-o-o.
My little baby is _____________ (child's name)
And I love him/her so!

You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are gray.
You'll never know, Dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take
My sunshine away!


Good Morning, Toes!

Good morning, toes!
Good morning, toes!
And how are you today?
I trust you had a good night's sleep,
And now you're ready to play!

This is a great wake-up song to enjoy with your baby as they are first getting diapered and changed in the morning!  Your baby will love the rhyming words and the wonderful beat of this chant.
Enjoy introducing your young one to different body parts, such as knees, hips, ribs, shoulders, chin, etc.


Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pour the corn into the pot!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Take and shake it 'till it's hot!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Lift the lid, what have you got?
Pop! Pop! Popcorn!

Our activity this week was Bean Bags!
We enjoyed holding them, stacking them up and knocking them down, putting them on our head, our tummies and our legs, we listened for the sound they make, and we were told about their colors and shapes!
Every Child Ready to Read® recommends this type of play with your child!  Even though your young one is too little to toss bean bags onto a target or send it sailing across the room, the sensory experience of holds and squeezing the bean bags, listening to the shaking sound they make, and hearing a loved one talk about each bean bag's color and shape are all wonderful ways to interact with your child!

On Thursday we welcomed our new friend, Grayce!  We hope you and Mommy had a fun time and will join us again soon!

Our next Baby and Me Storytime will be on October 1st and 3rd!

Each Baby & Me Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing –were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).

No comments:

Post a Comment