Books & Reading – Infant Storytime

It’s National Library Week!  Even infants should celebrate it, so we read books and stories about books and stories!

SONG: Now it’s Time to Say Hello*
taken from jbrary

MOVEMENT: Peek a Boo*

BOUNCE: To Market, To Market*

SIGN LANGUAGE: sign for “BOOK”  & sign for “LIBRARY”

My Book Box by Hillenbrand
My Book Box by Will Hillenbrand

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

Five Little Books
5 Little Books cropped name
(Rhyme taken from Toddle on Over by Robin Works Davis)

Five little books, sitting on a shelf.
Look inside, and see a little elf.
Four little books, all in a row.
Look inside, and see it start to snow.
Three little books, still on the shelf.
Can you take one, and read it to yourself?
Two little books, left on the pile.
Find one now, and read it with a smile.
One little book, all that is there.
Found itself a reader, who was happy to share.

As we said this rhyme, I encouraged parents to do similar movements to “This Little Piggy” on their baby’s fingers or toes.

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

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake

i like books by browne
I Like Books by Anthony Browne

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

Little Bo Peep
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: “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:  Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye
taken from jbrary

Book by George
Book: Book! by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Maggie Smith
Flannelboard:  Wiggleworm, Wiggleworm



This was a fun storytime theme, and I especially liked showing the families the ASL signs this week because I knew they were something that they could use together.

ATTENDANCE: 37 people

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

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