Rain – Infant Storytime

When it rains in Los Angeles, it must be celebrated!  Hence, today’s theme.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: In the toaster*

BOOK:
RainyDayPuddlebyNakabayashi
The Rainy Day Puddle
 by Ei Nakabayashi

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Color Umbrellas Flannelboard
Color Umbrellas 

Five umbrellas stood by the back door.
The red one went outside, and then there were four.

Four umbrellas pretty as can be
The blue one went outside, and then there were three.

Three umbrellas with nothing to do
The green one went outside, and then there were two.

Two umbrellas not having much fun
The yellow one went outside, and then there was one.

One umbrella sad and all alone.
Decided to go join his friends and that left none.

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

BOOK:

Here Comes the Rain
 by Mary Murphy

TICKLE: Slowly, Slowly Very Slowly Goes the Garden Snail*

NURSERY RHYME FLANNELBOARD:
Little Bo Peep Flannelboard 1 Little Bo Peep Flannelboard 2
(Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra)

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
and doesn’t know where to find them.
Leave them alone,
and they’ll come home.
Wagging their tails behind them.

MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

HOW IT WENT:
It was a pretty good storytime.  For some reason, today I felt like I left something out of my storytime, as if I needed a song between the second movement and the tickle.  Maybe I need to consider that for next time around.  Here Comes the Rain was a cute book — I think it may work better with toddlers though.  Anyone have any other good recommendations for infant rain titles?

ATTENDANCE: 37 people

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

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