Dads – Infant Storytime

Even though I presented this storytime on June 23 (after Father’s Day) I still wanted to celebrate dads in some way.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*

BOOK:

I Love My Daddy Because…
 by Laurel Porter-Gaylord, pictures by Ashley Wolff

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

FLANNELBOARD:
D-A-D-D-Y
D-A-D-D-Y Flannelboard 1 Logo Cropped D-A-D-D-Y Flannelboard 2 Logo Cropped D-A-D-D-Y Flannelboard 3 Logo Cropped
Idea taken from What Happens in Storytime.

There’s someone who takes care of me
And Daddy is his name-o.
D-A-D-D-Y
D-A-D-D-Y
D-A-D-D-Y
And Daddy is his name-o

For the next verse, replace the D with a hand to represent a clap.
There’s someone who takes care of me
And Daddy is his name-o.
clap-A-D-D-Y
clap-A-D-D-Y
clap-A-D-D-Y
And Daddy is his name-o.

Repeat until you are clapping for all 5 letters.

There are also other ways you can start this song:
I have the best father in the world… (from What Happens in Storytime)
I have a very special friend…
There is a man who I love… (from Briggs, Toddler Storytimes II)

BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman. 

BOOK:

Daddy Hug
by Tim Warnes, illustrated by Jane Chapman

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

NURSERY RHYME FLANNELBOARD:
Jack Be Nimble
Jack Be Nimble Flannelboard
Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick. (move Jack on flannelboard from one side of the candle to the other)
We also did this as a bounce, and had parents start with their child on one leg, and then lift them over in the air to land on the other leg.

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:

Book: Just Like You by Emma Dodd (This doesn’t specify if it is a father, mother, grandparent, so…)
Book: Daddy Hugs by Nancy Tafuri
Book: Up! by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
Book: Faster, Faster by Leslie Patricelli

HOW IT WENT:
Fun, but since I’m writing this belatedly, I don’t have much more than that to say.

ATTENDANCE: 51 people

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

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