Bears – Infant Storytime

For a last minute fill-in, I decided to focus on bears.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: “Clap Everybody and Say Hello” by Kathy Reid-Naiman from Sally Go ‘Round the Sun: Songs and rhymes from the parent-child Mother Goose program

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Icky Bicky Soda Cracker*

Sleepy Bear
 by Lydia Dabcovich

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

Bear Went Over the Mountain
Bear Went Over the Mountain 1 Bear Went Over the Mountain 2
For more information on this flannel, see the post where I highlighted it for Flannel Friday.

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

Ben Loves Bear
 by David McPhail

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake

TICKLE: Round the World*

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*


Book: Bear of My Heart by Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Margie Moore (This one may be a little long, but I think with the sweetness factor it may work well for infants).

I wasn’t sure if Ben Loves Bear would work well in a storytime setting, since it is a smaller board book. But, the story was so sweet that I couldn’t pass it up.  And I think the illustrations were large enough so that it carried.

ATTENDANCE: 40 people

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

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