Summer at the Beach – Infant Storytime

Time for the seasonally related storytime of the session!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Roly Poly*


Beep, Beep, Let’s Go!
 by Eleanor Taylor

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

Waves at the Beach
Waves at the Beach flannelboard cropped logo

Lyrics adapted from Preschool Education.  Templates for pieces taken from various online coloring pages and clip art.
(Sorry for the weird perspective on this photo.  All the flannelboard pieces are about the same size.) 

To the tune of: ” Wheels on the bus”

The waves at the beach go up and down, (bounce baby up and down on knees smoothly)
up and down, up and down,
the waves at the beach go up and down, all day long.

The sun at the beach goes shine, shine, shine… (open and close hands)
The crabs at the beach go pinch, pinch, pinch… (gently and lovingly “pinch” baby)
The jellyfish at the beach go wibble wobble wibble….. (rock baby on lap from side to side)
The seals at the beach go arf, arf, arf… (clap baby’s hands as you make seal sound)
The seagulls at the beach go skwak, skwak, skwak…
The children at the beach have fun fun fun… (gently pat baby’s lap)

You could continue this for any additional flannelboard pieces you would like to make

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. 

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake*


by Carol Thompson

TICKLE: Chicken in the Barnyard*

SONG: “Babies Little Self” from the album Here I Am! by Caspar Babypants

Baa Baa Black Sheep
Flannelboard pattern taken from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra.

Baa baa black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir. Yes, sir.  Three bags full.
One for the master, and one for the dame.
One for the little boy that lives down the lane.
Baa baa black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir. Yes, sir.  Three bags full.

Wiggle! Like an Octopus by Harriet Ziefert & Simms Taback
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*


Because the second book I read, Sun, was a board book, and therefore really short, I had enough time to add the third book, Wiggle! like an Octopus in to the storytime.  I think if I had thought this through ahead of time, it probably would have been better to switch the order of those two books.  But it worked pretty well.

ATTENDANCE: 34 people

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

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