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*
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*
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