Buses – Infant Storytime

I’d noticed a few new books coming in about buses for younger ones, so I thought I would try that out for this week’s storytime theme

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Roly Poly*

BOOK:

The Bus is for Us!
 by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Gillian Tyler

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Wheels on the Bus
Wheels on the Bus flannelboard logo cropped
Template and song taken from Felt Board Fingerplays
by Liz & Dick Wilmes, art by Janet McDonnell.  Pieces inspired by SouthCentralFlannelboardFactory.

The wheels on the bus go round and round, (roll arms in front of body, fist over fist)
Round and round, round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All through the town.

Other verses:
The wipes on the bus go swish, swish, swish… (move arms back and forth like wipers)
The door on the bus goes open and shut…  (palms facing out, move hands apart then together)
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep… (pretend to be pushing on a horn)
The windows on the bus go up and down… (palms toward you, hands horizontal, move apart, then together)
The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa… (fists up to eyes and twist)
The parents on the bus go shh, shh, shh… (finger in front of lips)

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*

BOOK:

My Bus
 by Byron Barton

TICKLE: These are Baby’s Fingers*

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

NURSERY RHYME FLANNELBOARD:
Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty Flannelboard 1 Humpty Dumpty Flannelboard 2
Flannelboard pattern taken from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the King’s horses
And all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
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: The Wheels on the Bus by Penny Dann

HOW IT WENT:
Buses was a fun theme!  When I used The Bus is for Us I did paperclip one stanza of the book together so that it didn’t run too long.

ATTENDANCE: 32 people

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

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