Wake Up & Good Morning! – Infant Storytime

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*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*

Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel

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

Millie Wants to Play

Story from Millie Wants to Play by Janet Pedersen.
Pattern for figures from “Good Morning Cow” in  2’s Experience Felt Board Fun by Liz & Dick Wilmes

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

Llama Llama Wakey-Wake
by Anna Dewdney

TICKLE: Chicken in the Barnyard*

SONG & MOVEMENT: “Babies Little Self” from the album Here I Am! by Caspar Babypants

Hickory Dickory Dock

Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra

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*


GoodMorningToucanbyDwellStudio  WakeUpMEbyMcGee
Good Morning Toucan by Dwell Studios
Wake Up, Me! by Marni McGee

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

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