Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Baby/Toddler Story Time, 8/2

Opening Song: Hello, how are you?

Book:  One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Jane Cabrera (2009)
This book is a nice, modernized version of the traditional rhyme. Instead of picking up sticks, the bunny in this book gives high kicks, for example, and though she digs and delves with a hen for eleven and twelve, thirteen and fourteen show her hanging out in the kitchen with "pigs a-snortin'." The culmination of the book is a big party with 20 balloons, which we all counted out together. I don't do themes, but if I did, this would be cute for a birthday themed story time.

Rhyme: I Have Ten Little Fingers
I practiced and practiced and got in front of the room for the first session and forgot how this rhyme goes. Everyone was very nice about it, and I did remember it after a moment, but still - it reminded me of the time I forgot my lines  in my 5th grade CCD class's play about St. Joseph. I also forgot pieces of it in the second session. Embarrassing.

I have ten little fingers
and they all belong to me.
I can make them do things.
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight.
I can open them wide.
I can clap them together.
I can make them all hide.

I can jump them up high.
I can jump them down low.
I can fold them like this
and hold them like so.

Song: One Little Finger

Book: Purrrrr by Pat Cummings (1999)
A lazy cat won't do anything at all during the day, but she makes an excellent cuddler at night! The repetition of the cat's purring, and the refrain "she licks her fur and rolls right over to sleep" makes this a great one for  the younger half of my groups. They loved it today.

Song: Shake My Sillies Out

Song: I'm a Little Teapot

Flannel Board Song: We're Going to the Beach (*Check back on Friday for my Flannel Friday post about this song.)

I think this song is kind of boring. The tune is "The Farmer in the Dell," and the lyrics are simple and repetitive. The kids got really into it, though, and I'll probably do it a few more times before the summer ends. (Which is soon - three weeks from yesterday is the first day of school!)

We're going to the beach
We're going to the beach
I think we'll see a [seashell] there.
We're going to the beach.
(Repeat with flip-flops, sandcastle, beach ball, and starfish.)

Song: Clap Along With Me

Song: Itsy-Bitsy Spider (a cappella)

Song: You Are My Sunshine (a cappella, with sun puppet, sung twice)

Song: The Wheels on the Bus (Raffi version)

Song: ABCD Medley

Song: Chickadee

Song: Skinnamarink
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