Bouncing – Infant Storytime

Everyone was happy as we went up and down through our bouncing storytime today.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: In the Toaster*

Bouncing Time by Patricia Hubbell

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

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

(Presented by our new Librarian Jane)

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

The Ball Bounced
by Nancy Tafuri

TICKLE: These are Baby’s Fingers*

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

Jack Be Nimble
Jack Be Nimble Flannelboard
Pieces from Little Folk Visuals
(Presented by our new librarian Jane)

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

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

LlamaLlamaHoppity-HopbyDewdney HopHopJumpbyKrosoczka
Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop by Anna Dewdney
Hop, Hop, Jump! by Lauren Thompson

This was a fun storytime, and an especially great theme to use with infants because you can incorporate so many bounces for the parents to do with their babies.  I was worried that Bouncing Time would be too long to use with the infants, but it seemed to work fine.  I think in the future though I might end the story after the family waves bye to the bouncing animals in the zoo.  That would shorten it a little, but still complete the story.  I love doing Jack Be Nimble as a nursery rhyme and then as a bounce, so that worked perfectly in with this storytime.

ATTENDANCE: 31 people

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

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