Sunday, June 14, 2015

Baby & Me Storytime ~ June 10 & 11, 2015

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on June 10 & 11, 2015.

Wild Animals by DK Publishing


Let's Shout Hooray!
(tune: “Old McDonald”)

At storytime we have (child's nametoday.
We're so glad, let's shout hooray!

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

My little baby is _______ (sing child's name)
Cutest little baby I kno-o-o-ow
My little baby is _______(sing child's name)
And I love you 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!


Where, Oh Where Are Baby’s Fingers?

Where, oh where are baby’s fingers? (touch fingers)
Where, oh where are baby’s toes? (touch toes)
Where’s the baby’s belly button? (tap belly button)
‘Round and ‘round it goes (make circle around belly)

Where, oh where are baby’s ears? (touch ears)
Where, oh where is baby’s nose? (touch nose)
Where’s the baby’s belly button? (tap belly button)
‘Round and ‘round it goes. (make circle around belly)

Cuckoo Clock

I'm a li...ttle cu-ckoo clock
Now I'm stri-king one o-clock.

(This rhyme can be said quite slowly, which makes for a gentle rocking motion.  When we slow down our speech we lengthen some of the words, which helps your child hear syllables as well as the cadence of our language.  When speaking, put the emphasis on the underlined words or parts of words.  Cradle baby in your arms or hold him up with your hands under his underarms.    Gently rock child from side to side in rhythm with your words.  When you say "CUCKOO", gently lift your child into the air.  For older children: have child stand and gently rock from side to side in rhythm with the chant.   Invite your child to raise hands above his/her head and/or jump one time for each "CUCKOO" they hear.  Continue this chant, changing the verse to "two o'clock...CUCKOO!  CUCKOO!, three o'clock...CUCKOO!  CUCKOO!  CUCKOO!, etc.)

Our activity this week was Musical Instruments!

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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