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*


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

Old MacDonald
(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


Hush Little Baby
by Marla Frazee

Baa Baa Black Sheep
(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*

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

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