Bathtime – Toddler Storytime

For my return to the infant toddler storytime world, I decided to kick things off with a theme everyone can relate to — bathtime!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: “Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*

BOOK:

Scrubba Dub
by Nancy Van Laan

MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider

COUNTING SONG:*
10 Soaps Flannelboard
Soaps

FLANNELBOARD:
Five Elephants in the Bathtub
Five Elephants in the Bathtub
Flannelboard pieces and rhyme from ArtFelt
(I know I use this a lot, but it’s just such fun!)

1 elephant in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

2 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

3 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

4 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

5 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
And they all fell in! (Knock all the elephants and tub off the flannelboard!)

MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

BOOK:

Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins

MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass

VIDEO:

“Spot’s Bath” from Discover Spot

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:

Book: Ten Dirty Pigs / Ten Clean Pigs by Carol Roth
Book: Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont
DVD: “Bathtime” from Baby’s First Word Stories: House
DVD: “Bath” from Good Night Maisy

HOW IT WENT:
Nice storytime today.  I like starting out my toddler sessions with some easier/shorter books so that I can judge how active the kids are.  This time around, I’ve got a big 10am group!

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  50 people      11 am: 31 people

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

Bathtime – Infant Storytime

This season it is time for me to host our infant/toddler storytime session.  So you’ll be seeing storytimes for those age groups for about the next ten weeks.  Today was the first storytime of the session, and I kicked things off by getting clean with a bathtime theme.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*

BOOK:

Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Five Elephants in the Bathtub
Five Elephants in the Bathtub
Flannelboard pieces and rhyme from ArtFelt
(I know I use this a lot, but it’s just such fun!)

1 elephant in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

2 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

3 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

4 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

5 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
And they all fell in! (Knock all the elephants and tub off the flannelboard!)

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

BOOK:

Ten Dirty Pigs
by Carol Roth

FLANNELBOARD:
Rub a Dub Dub
Rub a Dub Dub Flannelboard
Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

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:

Ten Clean Pigs by Carol Roth (This is actually the flip side of Ten Dirty Pigs.  It’s a two-in-one book.)

HOW IT WENT:
I thought it might be difficult to get back into the infant/toddler saddle, but it was really quite fun.  I do need to look for some additional good bathtime books for infants — a lot of them seem good for toddlers, but not so much for the younger ones.  Maybe some large format board books?

ATTENDANCE: 38 people

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