My Body – Infant Storytime

Body themes are so much fun because you can use great, interactive books!

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

MOVEMENT: Peek a Boo*

BOUNCE: Trot Trot to Boston*
Trot, trot to Boston (Bounce child gently on lap
Trot, trot to Lynn.
Look out baby
Don’t fall in! (gently let baby “fall” between your legs)

SIGN LANGUAGE: sign for “BODY”

BOOK:
Toes Earys and Nose by Bauer
Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Karen Katz

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

FLANNELBOARD:
little bird flannelboard 1 cropped name little bird flannelboard 2 cropped name little bird flannelboard 3 cropped name
(Pattern and Rhyme taken from Felt Board Fingerplays by Liz & Dick Wilmes, art by Janet McDonnell)

Here comes little bird
He’s landing on your HEAD.
Bye bye little bird.
Bye! Bye! Bye!

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

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake

BOOK:
Look at the Baby by Johnson
Look at the Baby by Kelly Johnson

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

 

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: “My Little Hands” from Diaper Gym: Fun Activities for Babies on the Move by Priscilla Hegner & Rose Grasselli

MOVEMENT:  Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye
taken from jbrary

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Piggies by WoodWe've all got bellybuttons by Martin
Book: Piggies by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
Book: We’ve All Got Bellybuttons! by David Martin, illustrated by Randy Cecil
Flannelboard:  Where is Your Belly Button?

 

HOW IT WENT:
So, I went to do a different tickle this week, and…. my brain just stopped.  I totally forgot the words.  I started the tickle and then nothing.  I laughed it off, and we just did the same tickle we’ve been using for the past three weeks, but it was a little embarrassing.  However, it can happen, and you’ll be fine!  The parents laughed, but with me and not at me.  However, it did leave me flustered enough that I forgot to do a Nursery Rhyme Flannelboard!  I promised to practice and come back with the new one next week.

All the books worked really well in this storytime.  Thank goodness for lap-sized board books – because I can read things like Toes, Ears & Nose with a group and have it be large enough to see.

ATTENDANCE: 47 people (adults and kids)

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

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