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)


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

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

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

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?


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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