We finished up our Summer Infant Storytime session with a clucking good storytime about chickens.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCES: Ride a Little Pony*
In the Toaster*
Pepo and Lolo are Friends by Ana Martín Larrañaga.
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Five eggs and five eggs
(Add a clutch of eggs each time you say “five eggs”)
And that makes ten
Sitting on top
(Add the hen)
Is Mother Hen
Crackle crackle crackle
(Clap hands as you say Cackle!)
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens
(Flip over each clutch of eggs.)
Yellow as can be.
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*
Chick by Ed Vere
TICKLES: Round and Round the Garden*
Slowly Slowly Very Slowly*
SONG: “Babies Little Self” from the album Here I Am! by Caspar Babypants
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
Gentlemen come every day
To see what my black hen doth lay.
Sometimes nine and sometimes ten,
Hickety, pickety, my black hen.
These are Baby’s Fingers*
MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
HOW IT WENT:
I was surprised that I didn’t find more great chicken books to use with infants. This was probably because I was all about the last-minute planning this session. Do you know of any other great chicken books I could use for this age group?
This was my first time reading Vere’s Chick, and I was a little concerned that some parents might not like the fact that the book mentions poop. But I figured, these are parents of infants, they deal with poop everyday. If anyone would understand about little ones pooping, it would be them. And no one said anything about it.
Since this was my last storytime of the Summer Session, I like reviewing all the different bounces and tickles that we did throughout our ten weeks together.
ATTENDANCE: 31 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music