Safari – Infant Storytime

Today was an adventure in African animals

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Icky Bicky Soda Cracker*

BOOK:
Do Crocs Kiss by Yoon

Do Crocs Kiss? by Salina Yoon

I skipped the bear page and the owl page this time in this book.

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

FLANNELBOARD:
One Fierce Lion (filed with flannelboards under Lions – Count Up Rhymes)
Lions Counting Rhymes Flannelboard

Rhyme adapted from ABC Literacy Storytimes: Storytimes to Promote Literacy and Learning by Marilyn Lohnes
Pattern via Google Images Search

(to tune of Frere Jacques)
One fierce lion, one fierce lion —
Hear him roar, hear him roar
Calling for another, calling for another
There’s one more, There’s one more.

Continue counting for 2, 3

Four fierce lions, four fierce lions.
There’s no more, there’s no more.
Hear them ROAR!

I do this as a call and response song where I sing the first line and then the audience repeats it back to me.  It seems to work well that way.  And even though I have five lions featured in the picture, I only do this rhyme up to four.

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:

Whose Tail by Lloyd

Whose Tail? by Sam Lloyd

TICKLE: Chicken in the Barnyard*

NURSERY RHYME:
Jack Be Nimble
Jack Be Nimble Flannelboard

Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick.

I do this rhyme as a bounce as well.  First we say the rhyme just on its own.  Then I explain that the parents and “jump” their baby from one leg to the other when Jack jumps over the candlestick.  We do it together this way a few times.

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

BOOK:

Dear Zoo by Campbell

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Little Elephant by Ford
When the Elephant Walks by Kasza Splash by McDonnell
Little Elephant by Miela Ford
When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza
Splash! by Flora McDonnell

Flannelboard: Five Elephants in the Bathtub

HOW IT WENT:
This storytime went well.  I’m trying to find some good larger size board books to use with the infants and toddlers, and Whose Tail? seemed to be a good choice.  It isn’t the largest format size, but the pictures are bright and colorful, so it seemed to work well.

ATTENDANCE: 24 people

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

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