Getting Dressed – Infant Storytime

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*


Under My Hood I Have a Hat 
by Karla Kuskin

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

How Do I Put It On?

Pattern and Song from 2’s Experience Felt Board Fun by Liz and Dick Wilmes
Adapted from the book How Do I Put it On? by Shigeo Watanabe

My friend bear wants to get dressed by himself.  But I think he may need your help.
He puts on his shirt.  (Place shirt flannelboard piece on bear’s legs.)
Is that where his shirt goes? (Wait for audience to respond No.)
NO?  Where does it go? (Wait for audience to respond)
Oh, over his head!  (Place shirt correctly on bear.)

Continue this with all the pieces of clothing untill bear is fully, and correctly, dressed.

Ok, so bear has his hat, shirt, pants, and shoes!  He is ready to go!

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


Whose Shoes? by Margaret Miller

TICKLE: These Are Baby’s Fingers*

The Old Woman

Rhyme by Beatrix Potter,  and patterns and rhyme found in The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra.

You know the old woman who lived in a shoe?
And had so many children’s she didn’t know what to do?
I think that if she lived in a little shoe-house
That old woman was surely a …mouse!

Place the mouse behind the shoe for the first part of the rhyme.  When you reveal that it is a mouse, lift the shoe!

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*

I think Under My Hood I Have a Hat is a good book to use, however I had more mixed results with Whose Shoes?  Of course, I didn’t expect my infants to join in and guess, but I do think the big bright pictures are good for little ones, and I like that a baby’s shoe is included.  However, I do think it was a little long for the infants, so I cut out “ballet shoes”.  This was my first time using “These are Baby’s Fingers” as a tickle, and I think that one was a hit.  Also, I really need to remake my the shoe for The Old Woman — it’s just too dark to be seen on our black flannelboard.

ATTENDANCE: 28 people

* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music

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