Cats – Infant Storytime

Cats was the theme of my 5/24/16 storytime.

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 “CAT”
asl - cat
taken from Costello, Elaine Ph.D.  Random House Webster’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  1994.

BOOK:
Cat and Mouse by Schoenherr
Cat and Mouse by Ian Schoenherr

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

FLANNELBOARD:
IHadACat1
I had a Cat
taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book 2nd Edition by Judy Sierra

I had a cat,
My cat pleased me.
I fed my cat under yonder tree.
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

I had a pig
My pig pleased me
I fed my pig under yonder tree.
Pig goes Oink Oink
Cat goes Fiddle-i-fee.

Other verses:
Rooster ……. Rooster goes Cock-a-doodle-do!
Donkey ……. Donkey goes Hee-haw!
Turkey …….. Turkey goes Gobble-gobble!

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

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake

BOOK:
How to Be a Cat by McClure
How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure

TICKLE: Round the World
Round the world, (spin finger in air closer and closer to baby)
Round the world, (spin finger in air closer and closer to baby)
Catch a big bear.
Where are we going to catch him?
Right in THERE! (tickle tummy)

NURSERY RHYME:
HeyDiddleDiddleFeltboardcropped
Hey Diddle Diddle

Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals
Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed,
to see such a sight.
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
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:
Thumpy Feet by Lewin Meeow and the Little Chairs by Braun
Book: Thumpy Feet by Betsy Lewin
Book: Meeow and the Little Chairs by Sebastien Braun (or any book in the Meeow series)

OTHER BLOG POSTS:
Cats – Infant Storytime – 10-15-2014

ATTENDANCE: 37 people (adults and kids)

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

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