Dads – Infant Storytime

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)

BOOK:
Up by George
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

FLANNELBOARD:
Hush Little Baby Flannelboard with logo
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*

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:  Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Faster! Faster! by Patricelli Where's My Daddy by Watanabe Daddy Hugs by Tafuri
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

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