Let’s Eat – Infant Storytime

Today at infant storytime we celebrated the joy of eating!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Icky Bicky Soda Cracker*
Ride a Little Pony*
In the Toaster*
The Grandfather Clock*

BOOK:

One Little Spoonful by Aliki

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Lunch
LunchFlannelboard

Based on the book by Denise Fleming, with inspiration from Roving Fiddlehead and LibrarianLindz.  I didn’t make a template for this one, just free-handed it.

I placed all the fruits and veggies on the board and had the kids name them.  Then I said I had a friend who was very hungry and brought out the mouse puppet.  I asked the kids to name the color of the food the mouse was eating.  Then after each thing he gobbled I asked the audience if they thought it was full yet.  After everything was finished being eaten, I finished the way the book ends, “And then mouse took a nap until it was… Dinnertime!”

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:

Brownie and Pearl Grab a Bite
by Cynthia Rylant

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*
Slowly Slowly Very Slowly Goes the Little Snail*
Chicken in the Barnyard*
These are Baby’s Fingers*

NURSERY RHYME:
This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy Flannelboard
I got this template from a co-worker a long time ago and have no idea where it was frum

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:

Spoonful by Benoit Marchon
Tickle Tum by Nancy Van Laan

HOW IT WENT:
This was the last storytime in my infant Spring Session.  It’s amazing how quickly ten weeks go by.  At the end of each session, I enjoy doing a refresher with all the bounces and tickles that we have done throughout the series, so parents can remember them and continue it at home.  Because we did all that I took out “Baby’s Little Self” from the routine.  I think One Little Spoonful worked really well with this age group because the parents can touch their babies where things are mentioned in the story.  I don’t know that the flannelboard was a very good one, I think it was better suited to older children.  Overall I think this storytime went pretty well, and I think the session as a whole was a good one too.  As always, I think I need to find some new songs/movements to use next time around.

ATTENDANCE: 29 people

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

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