Wake Up & Good Morning! – Toddler Storytime

Nothing gets you up and at ’em in the morning like a good toddler storytime!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*

BOOK:
WakeUpMEbyMcGee
Wake Up, Me!
by Marni McGee

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

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider

COUNTING SONG:*
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Suns

FLANNELBOARD:
Millie Wants to Play
MillieWantstoPlayFlannelboard
Story from Millie Wants to Play by Janet Pedersen.
Pattern for figures from “Good Morning Cow” in  2′s Experience Felt Board Fun by Liz & Dick Wilmes

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

BOOK:
WakingDragonsbyYolen
Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen

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

VIDEO:
Classical Baby The Music Show DVD
“Good Morning” and “Night Music” from Classical Baby: The Music Show

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
WakeUpEnginesbyMortensen OneMagicalMorningbyFreedman ChildsGoodMorningBookbyBrown PolarBearMorningbyThompson

Wake Up Engines by Denise Dowling Mortensen
One Magical Morning by Claire Freedman
A Child’s Good Morning Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Polar Bear Morning by Lauren Thompson

HOW IT WENT:
I really love books like Wake Up, Me! that encourage interaction with the audience.  It makes the book go really nicely.  Waking Dragons was a newer book, so I thought that might be fun to try out.  And I absolutely adore the Classical Baby series of DVDs.  So pretty, calming, and engaging.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  53 (!) people      11 am: 32 people

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

Wake Up & Good Morning! – Infant Storytime

Since the infants and toddlers I share stories with on Tuesdays make my mornings good, I thought this would be an appropriate theme.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*

BOOK:
HelloDaybyLobel
Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Millie Wants to Play
MillieWantstoPlayFlannelboard

Story from Millie Wants to Play by Janet Pedersen.
Pattern for figures from “Good Morning Cow” in  2’s Experience Felt Board Fun by Liz & Dick Wilmes

BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman

BOOK:
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Llama Llama Wakey-Wake
by Anna Dewdney

TICKLE: Chicken in the Barnyard*

SONG & MOVEMENT: “Babies Little Self” from the album Here I Am! by Caspar Babypants

NURSERY RHYME:
Hickory Dickory Dock
HickoryDickoryDockFlannelboard

Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra

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:

GoodMorningToucanbyDwellStudio  WakeUpMEbyMcGee
Good Morning Toucan by Dwell Studios
Wake Up, Me! by Marni McGee

HOW IT WENT:
I thought this was a fun theme to use.  We made a lot of animal noises with both Hello, Day! and the flannelboard.  I liked Llama Llama, Wakey-Wake, but I think the board book might have been too small to use successfully.  And it was very short, so I added the song “Baby’s Little Self” in there.  I put on the music and then had the parents touch the different parts mentioned in the song.  It worked really well.  It also helped because the children were a little antsy and the song seemed to be soothing to them.  Maybe I will add that in.

ATTENDANCE: 44 people

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