Mothers – Infant Storytime

Even though Mother’s Day was Sunday, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate all those hard-working Moms on Tuesday.

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

MOVEMENT: Peek a Boo*

BOUNCE: The Grandfather Clock*
The grandfather clock goes
tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock (sway baby slowly from side to side)
The kitchen clock goes
tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock (sway or bounce baby a little faster)
And Mommy’s little watch goes
tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick (bounce baby quickly or tickle baby)
Stop!

SIGN LANGUAGE: sign for “MOTHER”
asl - mother1
taken from Costello, Elaine Ph.D.  Random House Webster’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  1994.

BOOK:
I Love my Mommy by Braun
I Love My Mommy
 by Sebastien Braun

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

FLANNELBOARD:
FiveEggsandFiveEggsFlannelboard1 FiveEggsandFiveEggsFlannelboard2
Five Eggs and Five Eggs
Five eggs and five eggs (hold up 5 fingers on one hand, then on the other)
That makes ten. (hold up ten fingers)
Sitting on top is a mother hen. (make one hand into fist, lay other hand on top of it)
Crackle, crackle, crackle. (clap hands for each crackle)
What do I see? (hands up and shrug)
Ten yellow chicks as happy as can be. (wiggle ten fingers)

 

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

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake

BOOK:
Mama's Little Bears by Tafuri
Mama’s Little Bears by Nancy Tafuri

TICKLE: See the Little Mousie*

NURSERY RHYME:
HickoryDickoryFlannelboardCroppedwithLogo
(Pattern taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra)
Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock.
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:
I Love Mommy by BoydI love My Mom by Walker Mommy Hugs by Katz
Book: I Love Mommy by Lizi Boyd
Book: I Love My Mom by Anna Walker
Book: Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz
Flannelboard: M-O-M-M-Y to the tune of Bingo

GREAT RESOURCES FOR MORE IDEAS:
Jen in the Library: Mothers – Infant Storytime from 5/13/2013

HOW IT WENT:
There are a lot of nice books for little ones about mothers out there, which makes this a fun storytime to put together.  I had never read Mama’s Little Bears before at a storytime, but I really liked it as a choice for this one.  It seemed to be a nice blend to have one really sweet book, and then one that was more of a story with a mother.

ATTENDANCE: 36 people (adults and kids)

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

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