Apples – Infant Storytime

With it finally starting to cool down here, it is beginning to feel a bit like fall.  What a better way to usher in the new season than with a storytime about apples?

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo

BOUNCE:
In the Toaster
Put you in the toaster (sit baby on lap)
It’s getting pretty hot (bounce baby gently)
Tick-tock, tick-tock (sway baby side to side)
Up you POP! (lift baby in the air)

BOOK:

Brownie and Pearl Grab a Bite by Cynthia Rylant

I think in the future I might switch up Brownie and Pearl Grab a Bite and used that for the toddlers instead, and then used something like Pepo and Lolo and the Red Apple by Ana Martin Larranaga with this age group.

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

FLANNELBOARD:
“The Apple Tree”

Song and Patterns taken from 2’s Experience Felt Board Fun by Liz & Dick Wilmes

Way up high in the apple tree (lift hands above head)
Four little apples smiled at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could. (shake hands back and forth)
Down came one apple. 
MMMMmmm… was it  good. (rub tummy)

How many apples do we have left? 3!

Way up high in the apple tree (lift hands above head)
Three little apples smiled at me….

Continue until you’ve eaten all the apples.

This is a nice rhyme because you can adjust the number of apples you use depending on the group.  I think I actually just used three apples with the infants.

BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman

BOOK:

Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

I’d never used Orange Pear Apple Bear and I think it went really well.  I would use that one again in a heartbeat.

NURSERY RHYME:
Little Miss Muffet

This flannelboard is from Little Folk Visuals.  While I enjoy making my owl flannelboards, since I use Nursery Rhymes so frequently, these sets have been a great addition to my flannelboard stash.

TICKLE:
Round and Round the Garden
Round and round the garden (make circles on baby’s tummy with finger)
Goes the teddy bear.
A one-step, a two-step (move hands up towards chin)
A tickle-y under there. (Tickle baby under chin)

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over

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