Let’s Sing – Infants

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*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: I’m a Little Cuckoo Clock*

BOOK:

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Old MacDonald
OldMacDonaldFlannelboard2
(Patterns taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra)

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

BOOK:

Hush Little Baby
by Marla Frazee

NURSERY RHYME FLANNELBOARD:
Baa Baa Black Sheep
BaaBaaBlackSheepFlannelboard
(Patterns taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book 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*

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

One thought on “Let’s Sing – Infants

  1. Pingback: Music & Song – Infant Storytime | Jen in the Library

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