Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Baby/Toddler Story Time, 2/7/12

Opening Song: Hello, how are you?

Book: Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle (1997)
I read so many things about how great this is to read aloud, but it didn't work out that way for me. The first group seemed to enjoy it more than the second, but in both situations, I felt like everyone - adults and kids alike - was waiting for something more to happen that never did. Also, the ending wasn't very satisfying. I so wish the text mentioned the kittens.

Rhyme: Two Little Kittens
I wrote this rhyme to use with my matching kitten puppets.

Two little kittens sitting on my lap.
One named Flip, the other named Flap.
"Meow, meow," says Flip.
"Meow, meow," says Flap.
Then they both lie down and take a little nap.

It's based, of course, on Two Little Blackbirds. The kids loved saying meow, and the adults "aww"ed about the ending. I want to start incorporating these "two little" rhymes into my story times for babies more regularly. They work great with stick puppets as well!

Book: Here are My Hands by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Ted Rand (1987)

Song: My Eyes Are Made for Seeing

Song: Shake My Sillies Out 

Song: I'm a Little Teapot 
I'm starting to wonder whether I need to use recorded music for these songs. The iPod gave out during this portion of the first session, and I think we did better without it. 

Song: There's a Little Wheel a-Turnin' in my Heart 

Flannel Board Rhyme: Five Little Snowflakes 
I ditched the rhyme I wrote - you know, the one with the problematic final verse - and went instead with this one, which worked slightly better. The twos and threes in the group liked the last stanza, where we fluttered our fingers to the floor like snowflakes.

Song: Ten Little Icicles

Song: Numbers Are Our Friends

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Song: ABCD Medley

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

No comments :

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...