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*

BOOK:
HelloDaybyLobel
Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Millie Wants to Play
MillieWantstoPlayFlannelboard

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

BOOK:
LlamaLlamaWakey-WakebyDewdney
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

NURSERY RHYME:
Hickory Dickory Dock
HickoryDickoryDockFlannelboard

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*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:

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

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

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