Here’s a storytime I did for my last round of infant storytimes that I forgot to post! I can’t believe I’ve never done songs before as a theme – there’s so many options out there, and it fits in perfectly with Every Child Ready to Read early literacy practices.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: I’m a Little Cuckoo Clock*
Little White Duck lyrics by Walt Whippo, music by Bernard Zaritzky, illustrated by Joan Paley
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
Hush Little Baby by Marla Frazee
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*
HOW IT WENT:
There are a lot of great stories and songs you can do for this theme. I Love the Marla Frazee version of Hush Little Baby, but I found the page turns, combined with singing, didn’t work as well for me — I think I rushed through a little fast. I may need to practice that one more, or do it as a flannelboard in the future. Also, after I sang/read “Little White Duck” I mentioned to parents that, see, you don’t have to have a great voice to sing to your children — they like it no matter what! And, bless their hearts, some of the parents responded: “You do have a good voice.” They flatter me, and I appreciate it.
ATTENDANCE: 38 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music