My coworker was sick last week, so I got to step in an do Infant Toddler storytimes again. Since Father’s Day was coming up on Sunday, we focused on Dads!
SONG: Now it’s Time to Say Hello*
taken from jbrary
MOVEMENT: Peek a Boo*
BOUNCE: I’m Bouncing*
I’m bouncing, bouncing everywhere (bounce baby gently on lap)
I bounce and bounce into the air (lift baby up from lap)
I’m bouncing, bouncing like a ball (bounce baby on lap again)
I bounce and bounce
And then down I fall! (guide baby down between legs)
Up! by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Hush Little Baby
taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book 2nd Edition by Judy Sierra
Hush little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
If that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
If that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
If that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat.
If that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.
If that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
If that dog named Rover won’t bark,
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart.
If that horse and cart fall down,
you’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.
BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Patty Cake
TICKLE: These are Baby’s Fingers*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli
Book: Where’s My Daddy? adapted from a story by Shigeo Watanabe, pictures by Yasuo Ohtomo
Book: Daddy Hugs by Nancy Tafuri
HOW IT WENT:
You’ll find that this storytime bears a striking resemblance to the earlier Dad-themed storytime I’ve done. This is mostly because I learned I was doing storytime the day before and a lot of the dad books had already been checked out by then.
Also, this storytime doesn’t have a second book because I cut things a little short so we could sign the kids up for our Summer Reading Program which started that week.
ATTENDANCE: 31 people (adults and kids)
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music