Bathtime – Infant Storytime

This season it is time for me to host our infant/toddler storytime session.  So you’ll be seeing storytimes for those age groups for about the next ten weeks.  Today was the first storytime of the session, and I kicked things off by getting clean with a bathtime theme.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*

BOOK:

Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Five Elephants in the Bathtub
Five Elephants in the Bathtub
Flannelboard pieces and rhyme from ArtFelt
(I know I use this a lot, but it’s just such fun!)

1 elephant in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

2 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

3 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

4 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

5 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
And they all fell in! (Knock all the elephants and tub off the flannelboard!)

BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

BOOK:

Ten Dirty Pigs
by Carol Roth

FLANNELBOARD:
Rub a Dub Dub
Rub a Dub Dub Flannelboard
Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

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:

Ten Clean Pigs by Carol Roth (This is actually the flip side of Ten Dirty Pigs.  It’s a two-in-one book.)

HOW IT WENT:
I thought it might be difficult to get back into the infant/toddler saddle, but it was really quite fun.  I do need to look for some additional good bathtime books for infants — a lot of them seem good for toddlers, but not so much for the younger ones.  Maybe some large format board books?

ATTENDANCE: 38 people

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

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