Friday, July 8, 2011

Baby Lap Time, 7/8

What a great story time! Sometimes everything just clicks - the right songs, the right books, the right crowd - and the result is the most perfect session. Today was one of those.

Opening Song: Clap Along With Me

Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big (twice)

Rhyme: Dance Your Fingers (twice)

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider (a cappella; once with hand motions, once with puppets.)

Song: You Are My Sunshine (a cappella; with sunshine puppet; sung twice)

Book: Bouncy Baby by Begin Smart Books (2009)
This book shows all the actions baby does throughout the day. A situation from daily life is presented, and then beneath the flap is baby's reaction - clapping, eating, waving, etc. Some of the families chose to do the actions; others just listened.

Song: I'm a Little Teapot

Song: Head and Shoulders

Book: Binky by Leslie Patricelli (2005)
Baby looks everywhere for his Binky, but no one seems to have it - not fishy, or doggie, or even Mommy or Daddy. But in the end, he finds it right where it belongs. Lots of adults joined in on the chorus of "No!" when Binky was found not to be in a given place.  I will definitely use Leslie Patricelli's books again in the future.

Song: ABCD Medley 

Song: Where is Thumbkin? 

Song: Old MacDonald Had a Farm (a cappella with puppets) 

Song: Chickadee 

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

Flannel Friday: Three Melting Popsicles

Three melting popsicles
sticky and sweet
I ate the green one -
what a yummy treat!
(Rub stomach and say, "Yum yum!")
Two melting popsicles
sticky and sweet
I ate the purple one -
what a yummy treat!
(Rub stomach and say, "Yum yum!")

One melting popsicle
sticky and sweet
I ate the red one -
what a yummy treat!
(Rub stomach and say, "Yum yum!")

No more popsicles
sticky and sweet
I guess I'll have to find
something else to eat!

I'm on a summer-themed flannel board kick. Last week was sandcastles, and this week it's popsicles. I had trouble with the colors on my library's color printer and ended up having to recolor the clip art above in Word to get colors that looked halfway decent. Google has a bunch of popsicle images - I recommend tracking down your own if you want to use this rhyme. Or make them from felt. I have run completely out of felt at my library for the moment, but that's what I will probably do eventually.

Once again, I wrote the rhyme myself. The challenge of writing them becomes sort of addictive after a while - I'm already pondering ideas for one about flip-flops, and maybe one about sunglasses. I'm also thinking of trying to get a head start for the Fall, but so far there hasn't been time for that.

Katie at Storytime Katie has the round-up this week. Don't miss it!
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