MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
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.)
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
TICKLE: These Are Baby’s Fingers*
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*
HOW IT WENT:
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