Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes Baby Lap Time, 2/28/13
Rhyme: Cheek Chin
Book: Baby, I Love You by Karma Wilson
The adults always like this one, and I was glad I thought to use it today since we had lots of very tiny babies who were still too small to really participate in very much. Though I offered all three books to the room to possibly check out, this is the only one that went.
Song: Head and Shoulders
Rhyme: Where Oh Where Are Baby’s Fingers?
Book: What's On My Head? by Margaret Miller
I sang about each object in the book, to the tune of Mary Wore Her Red Dress. The adults got a lot of laughs out of the pictures of the baby with a puppy dog on his head.
Song: All the Little Babies
We had a few bigger babies who like to bounce, so we did once bouncing song. I liked the way some of the moms with tiny babies used this as an opportunity to gently rock them.
Song: Tony Chestnut
Book: Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim
Song: Where is Big Toe?
I really need to find a more newborn-friendly alternative to this song! It was fine for the 6-8 month olds, but not so much for the little 2 month olds.
Song: Row Your Boat
Songs: ABCs / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star / Baa Baa Black Sheep
Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Song with Stick Puppets: Mary Had a Little Lamb
We sang about different colored lambs, which were red as a rose, green as the grass, blue as the sea, and black as the night. I think I want to start doing more with stick puppets for this group again.
Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
I use the same hello and goodbye songs at almost every session. Click here for the tunes and words. For descriptions of each of my story times, click here.