Pandas – Infant Storytime

Pandas. are. adorable.  And fun for storytime!

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

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

MOVEMENT: Peek a Boo*

SIGN LANGUAGE: sign for “BEAR”
asl - bear
taken from Costello, Elaine Ph.D.  Random House Webster’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  1994.

BOOK:
Panda Big and Panda Small by Cabrera
Panda Big and Panda Small
 by Jane Cabrera

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Panda Went Over the Mountain Flannelboard name
The panda went over the mountain
The panda went over the mountain
The panda went over the mountain
To see what she could see.

But all that she could see
But all that she could see
Was the other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain
Was all that she could see.

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

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake

BOOK:
Five Hungry Pandas by Barad-Cutler
5 Hungry Pands! by Alexis Barad-Cuter, illustrated by Kyle Poling

TICKLE: See the Little Mousie*

NURSERY RHYME:
Jack Be Nimble Flannelboard
Jack Be Nimble
(from Little Folk Visuals)
Jack Be Nimble
Jack Be Quick
Jack Jumped Over the Candlestick (lift baby up)

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

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Playdate for Panda by Dahl
Book: Playdate for Panda by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Oriol Vidal

HOW IT WENT:
Pandas was a fun theme for storytime — I’d like to think it’s infant appropriate since it’s the vivid colors of black and white.  Unfortunately, our library didn’t have quite as many books at the ready for infants about pandas, but I’m really glad I found Panda Big and Panda Small – it read well and got a large “aawwww” from the parents at the end.  Most of the books from this DK Toddler Story Book series are pretty good.

It was a small group this week.  I need to add some more people from the wait list.

ATTENDANCE: 29 people (adults and kids)

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

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