Since the infants and toddlers I share stories with on Tuesdays make my mornings good, I thought this would be an appropriate theme.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
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: Chicken in the Barnyard*
SONG & MOVEMENT: “Babies Little Self” from the album Here I Am! by Caspar Babypants
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 thought this was a fun theme to use. We made a lot of animal noises with both Hello, Day! and the flannelboard. I liked Llama Llama, Wakey-Wake, but I think the board book might have been too small to use successfully. And it was very short, so I added the song “Baby’s Little Self” in there. I put on the music and then had the parents touch the different parts mentioned in the song. It worked really well. It also helped because the children were a little antsy and the song seemed to be soothing to them. Maybe I will add that in.
ATTENDANCE: 44 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music