Monday, April 7, 2014

Baby & Me Storytime ~ April 1 & 3, 2014

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on April 1 & 3, 2014.

Rain, Rain, Go Away! by Caroline Jayne Church


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...

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky,
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are!


Dance Your Fingers Up

Dance your fingers up,
Dance your fingers down.
Dance your fingers to the side,
And dance them all around.

Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head.
Dance them on your tummy,
And put them all to bed.

Since the babies had been playing with shakers and bells as they waited for storytime to begin, we adapted this song, replacing the word "fingers" with "shakers".

As I Went Walking to Town One Day
(Underlined words and syllables represent the 
stressed beats in this rhyme.)

As I went walking to town one day,
Oh, it was a sunshiny day!
As I went walking to town one day,
met a cow along the way!
And what do you think that cow did say?

What other animals could you meet along the way? 
What sounds do they make?

Our activity this week was Board Books!
We enjoyed meeting new friends Allison and Layla on Tuesday!

Library News: We have just TWO weeks of Baby & Me Storytime remaining before my assistant and I go on hiatus.  Our break time will be spent preparing for our Summer Reading Program: "Fizz, Boom, READ!"  Be watching my blog, the library's website and our Facebook page for more information in the coming weeks!

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).

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