Thursday, June 29, 2017

SLP 2017: Caterpillars Storytime: June 27 & 29, 2017

This Caterpillars Storytime, for babies from birth-24 months, was presented at Bellevue Public Library on June 27 & 29, 2017.


Pat-a-Cake  illustrated by Annie Kubler


Hello, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Hello friends.
Hello friends.
Hello friends.
We're glad you came today!

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. 

Ten Little Tootsie Toes
(tune: "One Little, Two Little")

One little, two little, three little tootsie,
Four little, five little, six little tootsie,
Seven little, eight little, nine little tootsies,
Ten little tootsie toes!

Wave Our Scarves
(tune: “For He's a Jolly Good Fellow”)

We wave our scarves together,
we wave our scarves together,
we wave our scarves together...
Because it's fun to do!

We wave them up high...
We wave them down low..
We wave them in the middle...
(sing) Because it's fun to do!

Goodbye, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Goodbye friends.
Goodbye friends.
Goodbye friends.
We're glad you came today!

Action Rhymes:

As I Went Walking to Town One Day

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?

(repeat using other animals and sounds)

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock

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 enrichment activity this week was Jigsaw Puzzles!

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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